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.