Q3 update: Lance Stroll, Esteban Ocon, Lewis Hamilton, Oscar Piastri, and Pierre Gasly, had the slowest times in Q3 and will start in positions 6 through 10 in the Grand Prix. Sergio Perez earned pole position, followed by Charles LeClerc, Fernando Alonso, George Russell, and Carlos Sainz.
Q2 update: Nico Hulkenberg, Zhou Guanyu, Kevin Magnussen, Valtteri Bottas, and Max Verstappen had the slowest times in Q2 and will start in positions 11 through 15 on Sunday. Verstappen had an engine problem and did not finish.
Q1 update: Yuki Tsunoda, Alexander Albon, Nyck De Vries, , Kevin Magnussen, Lando Norris, and Logan Sargeant had the slowest times in Q1 and will start in the final five positions for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Formula One racing has arrived in Jeddah this weekend for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at Jeddah Circuit, with the green flag dropping at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. It will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.
The day prior, qualifying will take place at 1 p.m. ET and air on ESPNEWS. The 20 drivers will face off for an hour of racing to establish the fastest time and secure pole position. F1 qualifying is broken up into three stages. The first 20 minutes will eliminate five drivers and the next 15 minutes will eliminate five more. That will leave the remaining ten competing for pole position in Sunday’s race.
Max Verstappen entered race week as a heavy favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook with -225 odds. He was followed by teammate Sergio Pérez at +550 and Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso at +900. There was a drop from there to Carlos Sainz at +1600.
Here is the full entry list for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.
2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix starting grid
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