The climax of the 2021 Formula 1 campaign begins this weekend with the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
It's the first of two weekends in the Middle East, with a doubleheader of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi to conclude the season, meaning the title fight between Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will be decided one way or the other.
When is the Saudi Arabian GP?
The Saudi Arabian GP will be held on 5 December around the 6.1km, 27-turn Jeddah Corniche Circuit, a newly constructed facility in the Saudi Arabian city.
The race weekend will follow a traditional format, with qualifying taking place on Saturday ahead of Sunday's race.
How many laps is the Saudi Arabian GP?
The 2021 Saudi Arabian GP will be 50 laps with a maximum race time of two hours if there are any stoppages or delays.
2021 F1 Saudi Arabian GP start times
|Time zone||Race start time|
|Pacific Daylight Time||09:30|
|Central Daylight Time||11:30|
|Eastern Daylight Time||12:30|
|Brasilia Standard Time||14:30|
|Greenwich Mean Time||17:30|
|Central European Time||18:30|
|Gulf Standard Time||21:30|
|India Standard Time||23:00|
|Western Indonesia Time||12:30 (Monday)|
|China Standard Time||01:30 (Monday)|
|Korea / Japan Standard Time||02:30 (Monday)|
|Australian Eastern Standard Time||04:30 (Monday)|
|New Zealand Standard Time||05:30 (Monday)|
Video: Exclusive footage from the new F1 circuit in Saudi Arabia
F1 will head to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2021, and RacingNews365.com recently paid a visit to the spectacular Jeddah Corniche Circuit.