In Formula One, it doesn’t get much more exciting yet dangerous than the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
The fastest street circuit of all time in the sport with cars averaging over 250KM/H, this track layout also has the most corners of any race on the 2023 calendar.
Those 27 corners, plus the tight nature of the circuit will once again put the 20 drivers on the grid through their paces.
From circuit stats to previous results, The Sporting News tells you everything you need to know about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and its history.
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Jeddah Street Circuit facts and layout
- First Grand Prix hosted: 2021
- Numbers of laps: 50
- Circuit length: 6.174km
- Total race distance: 308.45km
- Lap record: 1:30.734 by Lewis Hamilton in 2021
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Five interesting facts about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
- The Jeddah Street Circuit has the most corners of any track on the 2023 F1 calendar with 27.
- In a similar vein, after Monza which is also known as ‘the temple of speed’, this circuit averages the second-highest speeds of any circuit on the calendar in 2023.
- In 2021, this circuit became the 75th different venue to join the F1 calendar throughout its history.
- Jeddah’s street circuit was designed by Carsten Tilke and only just completed in time for its inaugural race in F1 as the final asphalt for the track was laid just two weeks before the race commenced.
- Ahead of the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2021, the world’s biggest Lego car – made up of over 500,000 bricks — was built to commemorate the occasion.
Full schedule for 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Here’s the full list for the upcoming 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, including start times for practice, qualifying and race day.
|Date||Session||Time (ET)||Time (GMT)||Time (AEDT)|
|Friday, March 17||Practice 1||09:30||13:30||00:30 (Saturday, March 18)|
|Friday, March 17||Practice 2||13:00||17:00||04:00 (Saturday, March 18)|
|Saturday, March 18||Practice 3||09:30||13:30||00:30 (Sunday, March 19)|
|Saturday, March 18||Qualifying||13:00||17:00||04:00 (Sunday, March 19)|
|Sunday, March 19||Race||13:00||17:00||04:00 (Monday, March 20)|
F1 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix ticket prices, availability
Heading into the week of the race there are still some tickets left for fans to buy from the official F1 website.
Although the Central Grandstand is already sold out for the event, tickets can be purchased in the Main Grandstand with prices starting at €591.75 for the whole weekend (Friday – Sunday).
General Admission tickets for the race track between Friday and Sunday can also still be bought for €146.72 and so too can Premium Hospitality tickets.
You’ll need to have deep pockets for one of those however as prices for hospitality at this late stage will cost you at least €4127.50.
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F1 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix TV channel, live stream
List of TV providers for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
|TV Channel||Sky Sports F1||ESPN/ABC||TSN (English); RDS (French)||Fox Sports|
List of live stream providers for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
|Live Stream||NOW TV / Sky Go app||ESPN+, fuboTV||TSN Direct||Kayo|
Odds for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
As expected, two-time world champion Max Verstappen has been heavy favourite to win the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix by the bookmakers following his impressive victory last time out.
According to the bookies, his closest competition here will come in the form of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and then Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after that.
Full list of odds for drivers to win the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), Neds (Australia) and Dafabet (India). Odds correct as of March 14.
|Nyck de Vries||+200000||2501.00||2000/1||2501||2501|
Weather for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Just like in Bahrain two weeks ago, it is extremely likely that the weather for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be dry.
With dry conditions all weekend, given its one of the night races on the calendar, drivers and teams do not have to contest with the blazing sun for qualifying or the race itself.
Temperatures in Jeddah right now are around 30 degrees Celsius.
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