Grand Prix

Qatar Grand Prix

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4.653 km
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fastest lap

Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix

The 2021 Qatari Grand Prix was the replacement for the race weekend in Australia that was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. For the country, it was the first time it hosted a Formula One race two years ago. After a year of absence due to the 2022 Qatar Football World Cup, it signed a contract that will see it host an annual GP for the next 10 years.

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The 2023 Qatar Grand Prix

Qatar has been increasingly trying to put the country on the map in recent years. Besides the 2022 Football World Cup, they are also organising the Qatar GP. The Qatari did not have to build a whole new circuit to do so, as racing will take place on the already existing Losail International Circuit. 

This circuit already has a Grade 1 licence and in addition, MotoGP has been hosted here since 2004. The layout of the Qatari circuit has some aspects of the Bahrain circuit. Both have a long straight, although the Losail International Circuit does have a slower middle sector with lots of corners. The final sector, on the other hand, is a lot smoother. 

What does the Qatari Grand Prix race weekend look like?

The first press conferences are scheduled on 5 October, followed a day later by the drivers getting into their cars to drive the first free practice and qualifying sessions. The sprint race starts on Saturday 7 October and the race can be seen on 8 October.

What time does the Qatar Grand Prix start

As in 2021, the Qatar GP can be followed live an hour in advance in GPblog's liveblog. The race start time is 15:00 UK time and it can also be followed live on Viaplay and F1 TV from that time.