Formula One is back after an off-week and heads to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix. The race is scheduled for Sunday, December 5 and will be preceded by two days of activities.
Race weekend gets started Friday morning with a pair of practice runs. It will be the AM in America and the evening in Saudi Arabia, so we’ll see the drivers under the lights. The drivers hit the course at 8:30 a.m. ET for practice 1 and then again at noon for practice 2. There will be a third practice run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, followed by qualifying at noon. The race runs on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The events will air across ESPN’s network of channels, including ESPN2, ESPNews, and ESPNU. Each event channel is listed below. It will all be available for live stream at WatchESPN. If you don’t have an ESPN subscription to access WatchESPN, you can get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Lewis Hamilton opened last week as the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook, initially installed at -200. He is now -225 early in race week. Max Verstappen follows seeing his odds sink from +215 to +250 heading into race week. Verstappen is the points leader and has the most wins on the season, but Hamilton has all the momentum heading into the final two races of the F1 season.
Here’s the complete schedule for this weekend. All times below are ET.
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix weekend schedule
Friday, November 3
Saturday, November 4
Sunday, November 5
12:30-2:30 p.m. — Saudi Arabia Grand Prix race — ESPN2, WatchESPN
2021 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, starting grid
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team||44|
|2||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team||77|
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||33|
|4||Charles Leclerc||Scuderia Ferrari||16|
|5||Sergio Pérez||Red Bull Racing||11|
|6||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||10|
|7||Lando Norris||McLaren F1 Team||4|
|8||Yuki Tsunoda||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||22|
|9||Esteban Ocon||Alpine F1 Team||31|
|10||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN||99|
|11||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren F1 Team||3|
|12||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN||7|
|13||Fernando Alonso||Alpine F1 Team||14|
|14||George Russell||Williams Racing||63|
|15||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Scuderia Ferrari||55|
|16||Nicholas Latifi||Williams Racing||6|
|17||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team||5|
|18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team||18|
|19||Mick Schumacher||Uralkali Haas F1 Team||47|
|20||Nikita Mazepin||Uralkali Haas F1 Team||9|