Grand Prix

Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Circuit length
6.175 km
rounds count
fastest lap

Saudi Arabian Formula One Grand Prix

Saudi Arabia will again be the second country to host Formula One in 2023. This is the third time Formula One has visited Jeddah and could be the last. The Saudis have a plan for a brand new circuit in Qiddiya.

F1 Standings

1PERSergio PerezRed Bull Racing501:33.6910
2VERMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing50+5.3550
3ALOFernando AlonsoAston Martin F1 team50+20.7280
4RUSGeorge RussellMercedes AMG F1 team50+25.8660
5HAMLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team50+31.0650
6SAICarlos SainzFerrari50+35.8760
7LECCharles LeclercFerrari50+43.1620
8OCOEsteban OconAlpine F1 team50+52.8320
9GASPierre GaslyAlpine F1 team50+54.7470
10MAGKevin MagnussenHaas F150+64.8260
11TSUYuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri50+67.4940
12HULNico HulkenbergHaas F150+70.5880
13ZHOGuanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo F1 team50+76.0600
14DEVNyck de VriesScuderia AlphaTauri50+77.4780
15PIAOscar PiastriMcLaren50+85.0210
16SARLogan SargeantWilliams50+86.2930
17NORLando NorrisMcLaren50+86.4450
18BOTValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 team49+1LAP0
19STRLance StrollAston Martin F1 team16+34LAPS0
20ALBAlexander AlbonWilliams27+23LAPS0

The 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The second edition of the Saudi GP will be held on a street circuit in the port city of Jeddah. This circuit was designed by Carsten Tilke, the son of Hermann Tilke. It is the first circuit to come from son Carsten for Formula 1.

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, who can be held responsible for bringing Formula 1 to Saudi Arabia, had a clear task for Tilke: It must not become a street circuit like Monaco. The prince wanted to overtake Baku's title as the fastest street circuit in the world. After the 2021 edition, we can say that he succeeded.

However, it is intended that F1 will eventually move to Qiddiya. This was until recently an empty spot in the desert outside the capital Riyadh, but the Saudis have big plans for it. A kind of city is being built here that is completely dedicated to entertainment, with golf courses, amusement parks and a race circuit.

What does the race weekend of the Saudi Grand Prix look like?

The Saudi Grand Prix will be held two weeks after the opening race in Bahrain. The first free practice will take place on Friday March 17, followed by the second free practice in the afternoon. The third free practice and qualifying session will take place on Saturday March 18 and the race will be held on Sunday March 19.

What time does the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix start?

FP1 starts at 13:30 UK time on Friday and FP2 starts at 17:00. FP3 starts at 13:30 the next day and qualifying again at 17:00. The race starts at 5pm UK time, or at 8pm in Saudi Arabia.