Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Start Time

The 2024 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah, starting at 17:00 UK time on Saturday, 9 March, sees Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing as the favourites, amidst a closely competitive field, with the race moved a day earlier due to Ramadan.


‣ The Formula 1 season continues with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, taking place at the high-speed street circuit in Jeddah, with the race starting at 5pm UK time.

‣ Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are considered the favourites for the 2024 F1 season, with Verstappen having won 19 out of 22 Grands Prix in the previous year and clinching his third world title.

‣ The competition behind Red Bull appears to be getting closer, with McLaren, Ferrari, and Mercedes all showing strong performances in testing and the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating a potentially tight race in Jeddah.

‣ The 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday, 9 March, at 17:00 UK time, due to the start of Ramadan, adjusting the entire programme forward by one day.

The Formula 1 season is zooming ahead, folks. Next stop? The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Picture this: F1 beasts tearing through the high-speed street circuit in Jeddah. Wondering when to glue yourself to the screen? Keep reading for the deets on this race weekend in Saudi Arabia. Oh, and heads up, the main event kicks off at 5pm UK time.

So, who’s the hotshot everyone’s betting on for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? Drumroll… It’s Max Verstappen and his mean machine, Red Bull Racing. The guy’s on fire, having bagged 19 wins out of 22 last year. Plus, he just zoomed to victory in Bahrain by a whopping 22 seconds. But hey, it’s not all smooth sailing. Verstappen’s had his share of oops moments on street circuits. And Jeddah’s gonna be a scorcher, putting that RB20’s cooling system to the test.

But wait, there’s more. The rest of the pack’s not just watching from the rearview. McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes—they’ve all been flexing their muscles during testing. And they showed some serious promise in Bahrain. It’s a tight race, folks. Though, Ferrari did clock the best times. Just saying.

Plot twist! This year, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is playing by its own rules. Thanks to Ramadan, everything’s been shuffled up a day. Mark your calendars: Saturday, 9 March, at 17:00 UK time. That’s when the action unfolds.

And for those who love the nitty-gritty: the Grand Prix is slated for Saturday, 2 March, from 17:00 to 19:00. Don’t miss it.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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