Formula 1 returns with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023, set to happen from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19. The third version of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the 2023 version is the second race on the calendar, after a dominating begin by Red Bull Racing in Bahrain in the beginning of March. While Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen will hope to construct on their preliminary success in the course of the 2023 F1 season, shut rivals Ferrari and Mercedes have been dealing with some setbacks that they hope to beat on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit over the weekend.
Notably, Formula 2 additionally returns for its second spherical of the 2023 season this weekend, happening on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia alongside the Formula 1 race classes. Indian racing driver Kush Maini, at present in his rookie season with Campos Racing, sits fourth within the standings after the inaugural race of the season in Bahrain. Meanwhile, the second driver from India Jehan Daruvala, competing for MP Motorsport, is at present eleventh within the championship.
Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: How to observe in India
With Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar not streaming dwell F1 in India, followers within the nation can solely watch dwell races and race classes on the F1 TV app with the Pro subscription. The subscription offers entry to all classes and exhibits, in addition to entry to the feeder sequence, so you can watch each F1 and F2 this weekend with the app and subscription.
Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: Timings in India
Practice 1: Friday March 17, 7pm (IST)
Practice 2: Friday March 17, 10:30pm (IST)
Practice 3: Saturday March 18, 7pm (IST)
Qualifying: Saturday March 18, 10:30pm (IST)
Race: Sunday March 19, 10:30pm (IST)
Formula 2 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: Timings in India
Practice: Friday March 17, 4:25pm (IST)
Qualifying: Friday March 17, 8:30pm (IST)
Sprint Race: Saturday March 18, 8:40pm (IST)
Feature Race: Sunday March 19, 7:05pm (IST)
F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023: What to anticipate
Max Verstappen goes into the second spherical of the season main the drivers’ standings, with Sergio Perez in second, following a dominant Red Bull Racing 1-2 at Bahrain in early March. Fernando Alonso, who got here third in Bahrain, will hope to make the most of his surprisingly aggressive Aston Martin F1 automotive to try to safe his first race win since 2013. The veteran Spanish driver and two-time world champion is competing in his twentieth full F1 season this yr, on the age of 41.
Ferrari had a troubled begin to the 2023 season, with Charles Leclerc retiring the automotive because of a mechanical failure, and Carlos Sainz Jr. dropping out on third place after being overtaken by Alonso. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell may solely safe fifth place and seventh place respectively, as Mercedes struggles to search out competitiveness within the automotive going into 2023. The tight avenue circuit of Jeddah may go well with sure groups higher, as they hope to slender the hole to Red Bull Racing.
Interestingly, Red Bull India hosted the Showrun in Mumbai on March 12, with former F1 driver and 13-time race winner David Coulthard driving the Red Bull RB7 automotive alongside the Bandra Bandstand promenade in entrance of 1000’s of followers. The RB7 is identical automotive that received the drivers’ and constructors’ championship in 2011, and Red Bull India had earlier additionally offered an assembly showcase of the automotive the place the RB7 was assembled and fired up for the viewers current.