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F1 practice start time: When the STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix practice starts on Friday, Saturday, and how to watch

We go over the details for F1 practice at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia on Friday and Saturday. We break down the details for when it runs and how to watch.

Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (foreground) and Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen (background) compete during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in the city of Sakhir on March 20, 2022.  Photo by MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images

The second race of the 2022 Formula One season is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and it will take place on Sunday, March 27th. Before the race though, there will be three practice sessions as well as a qualifying event the two days prior.

Teams use the practice run to get comfortable with the track, figure out what equipment adjustments they need, and event potentially test out new drivers. There are three practice runs this weekend. The first practice run is scheduled for Friday, March 25th and will run at 10 a.m. ET. The second practice run is scheduled for Friday and will run at 1:00 P.M. ET. The third practice run is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th and will run at 10 a.m. ET.

All three practices will air on ESPN2. Both will also be available via live stream at WatchESPN. You will need a cable log-in to stream the events, so if you don’t have one, you can get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend.

How to watch practice for the STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Practice 1: Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. ET
Practice 2: Friday, March 25, 1:00 p.m. ET
Practice 3: Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. ET
Live stream: WatchESPN

Entry list

2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix starting grid

Pos Driver Car #
Pos Driver Car #
1 Sergio Pérez 11
2 Charles Leclerc 16
3 Carlos Sainz Jr. 55
4 Max Verstappen 33
5 Esteban Ocon 31
6 George Russell 63
7 Fernando Alonso 14
8 Valtteri Bottas 77
9 Pierre Gasly 10
10 Kevin Magnussen 20
11 Lando Norris 4
12 Guanyu Zhou 24
13 Lance Stroll 18
14 Daniel Ricciardo 3
15 Lewis Hamilton 44
16 Alexander Albon 23
17 Nico Hulkenberg 27
18 Nicholas Latifi 6