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 2024. This is the fourth time Formula One has visited Jeddah. The Saudis did plan to build a brand new circuit in Qiddiya but news of that has reduced in recent months. It is the first street track on the 2024 Formula 1 calendar. 

F1 Standings

1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing501:20:43.2730
2Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing50+13.6430
3Charles LeclercFerrari50+18.6390
4Oscar PiastriMcLaren50+32.0070
5Fernando AlonsoAston Martin F1 team50+35.7590
6George RussellMercedes AMG F1 team50+39.9360
7Oliver BearmanFerrari50+42.6790
8Lando NorrisMcLaren50+45.7080
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team50+47.3910
10Nico HulkenbergHaas F150+1:16.9960
11Alexander AlbonWilliams50+1:28.3540
12Kevin MagnussenHaas F150+1:45.7370
13Esteban OconAlpine F1 team491Lap0
14Yuki TsunodaVisa Cash App RB491Lap0
15Logan SargeantWilliams491Lap0
16Daniel RicciardoVisa Cash App RB491Lap0
17Valtteri BottasStake F1 Team491Lap0
18Guanyu ZhouStake F1 Team491Lap0
19Lance StrollAston Martin F1 team5DNF0
20Pierre GaslyAlpine F1 team1DNF0

The 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The fourth 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 previous editions, we can say that he succeeded.

However, it is intended that F1 will eventually move to Qiddiya. Until recently, this was an empty spot in the desert outside the capital, Riyadh, but the Saudis have big plans for it. A 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 at the Saudi Grand Prix look like?

The Saudi Grand Prix will be held one week after the opening race in Bahrain. The weekend format has changed slightly due to Ramadan. The first free practice will take place on Thursday, March 07, followed by the second free practice in the afternoon. The third free practice and qualifying session will take place on Friday March 08, and the race will be held on Saturday March 09.

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.