Saudi Arabia will host its second Grand Prix for round two of the 2022 season, less than four months after making its Formula 1 debut.
Ferrari dominated the inaugural weekend in Bahrain, with Charles Leclerc winning and Carlos Sainz finishing second in the first race under the new technical regulations. The vehicles of reigning champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez suffered system failures in the concluding stages of the race in Sakhir, and Red Bull was forced to get dismissed. Mercedes took advantage of Red Bull’s downfall, with Lewis Hamilton snatching third place and George Russell, fourth.
Since we don’t have a clear picture of every team, we can’t say anything. Ferrari is quick but it might not stay the same. Red Bull was almost equal till the unfortunate incident.
Another fine aspect was that the racing does look closer, particularly in the midfield. The results were sensational and unexpected.
Saudi Arabian GP: Top 5 Championship contenders after the inaugural race at Bahrain
Drivers’ Championship points
- Charles Leclerc: 26
- Carlos Sainz: 18
- Lewis Hamilton: 15
- George Russell: 12
- Kevin Magnussen: 10
Constructors’ Championship points
- Ferrari: 44
- Mercedes: 27
- Haas: 10
- Alfa Romeo: 9
- Alpine: 8
Formula 1 News: Schedule for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
- 25th March, Friday, 1700 local time (1400 UK time)- Practice 1
- 25th March, Friday, 2000 local time (1700 UK time)- Practice 2
- 26th March, Saturday, 1700 local time (1400 UK time)- Practice 3
- 26th March, Saturday, 2000 local time (1700 UK time)- Qualifying
- 27th March, Sunday, 2000 local time (1800 UK time)- Race
Formula 1 News: Preview for the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Given the short timeframe in which the track was built, its designer Carsten Tilke described the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as one of Formula 1’s “most ambitious projects.” The majority of the 6.174-kilometer track is made up of high-speed kinks and bends, with the majority of the straights having some sort of arc to them. Since the initial race in December, safety improvements have been made, with greater sightlines, however, officials claim the circuit may be “a little bit quicker” as a result.
Saudi Arabian GP: Broadcasting details: Where can you watch the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?
On its own Sky Sports F1 channel, pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports will carry the whole race weekend. Now TV is also providing a live stream of the coverage.
Free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 will broadcast the extended highlights. Both from qualifying and the race as well.
talkSPORT.com will run a live blog, covering details of all of the action from the beginning on Sunday.
All of the live-action from the race can be seen on F1 TV Pro. Please double-check that F1 TV Pro is accessible in your country.
Subscribers to Formula 1’s app, you can listen to BBC radio commentary on the race. And, view live data during each session.
From FP1 on Friday morning to the race on Sunday afternoon, PlanetF1 will deliver live timing. And, expert commentary for every round of the race weekend.
The Saudi Arabian GP will be shown on television on the following channels throughout different markets:
- The United States- ESPN
- Canada- RDS (French), TSN (English)
- Australia- Fox Sports
- France- Canal+
- Italy- Sky Sport F1
- Germany- Sky Sport F1
- Spain- DAZN
- Netherlands- Viaplay
- Brazil- Band
- Japan- DAZN