What channel is F1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2024 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Formula One’s 2024 season is well underway following the opening race of the campaign in Bahrain last weekend, and after a dominant victory from Max Verstappen to kick off the new season, the other 19 drivers will all be keen to prevent the flying Dutchman from building up a further head of steam as he hunts a fourth successive World Drivers’ Championship title.

With 24 races on the calendar in a season running from early March to mid-December, there are more points to play for than any Formula One season in recent history — although that still doesn’t leave much room for manoeuvre as the chasing pack do their best to keep Verstappen and his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez from another season of domination.

This race takes place on a Saturday rather than the traditional Sunday, in accordance with the beginning of Ramadan in the Middle East, as The Sporting News takes a look at all the key details you’ll need, including timings, how and where to watch, as well as a preview of Round 3 in Australia.

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How to watch F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: TV channel, live stream

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is the second race of the 2024 Formula One season and takes place at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Here’s how to watch the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV channel Streaming
USA ESPN2 ESPN+Fubo, Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV
Canada TSN (English), RDS / Noovo (French)

TSN Direct

UK Sky Sports F1 NOW TV, Sky Go app
Australia Fox Sports Foxtel Go, Kayo Sports

USA: ESPN is showing the race live on US cable TV on ESPN2, and while there’s also several streaming options, ESPN+ and Fubo are your best bets with the latter including a FREE trial.

Canada: Canadian F1 fans can watch English-speaking covering on TSN or stream via TSN Direct, while French speakers can also catch the action on RDS or Noovo.

UK: This race will be available to watch on Sky Sports’ own dedicated Formula 1 Channel, Sky Sports F1, with streaming services Sky Go and NOW TV both using the same broadcast feed.

Australia: Fox Sports is the place to go for F1 in Australia as well as streaming options on Foxtel Go and Kayo.

What time is F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix race today?

The 50-lap Saudi Arabian Grand Prix starts at 8:00 p.m. local time (AST) from the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, and here’s how that translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Start time
USA Saturday, Mar 9 12:00 p.m. ET
Canada Saturday, Mar 9 12:00 p.m. ET
UK Saturday, Mar 9 5:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, Mar 10 4:00 a.m. AEDT

When is the next F1 race after Saudi Arabia?

After two races in the Middle East to open up the 2024 season, there’s a two-week break in the action prior to the third event of the campaign — which will see the 20 drivers head south of the Equator to Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix.

Having hosted international, elite motorsporting competition in the country since all the way back in 1928, the Australian Grand Prix was initially held in Adelaide when it was added to the Formula One World Championship in 1985, before moving to its current Melbourne base in 1996.

Albert Park Circuit’s 27th hosting of the Australian Grand Prix gets underway on Thursday, March 21, with two days of practice sessions prior to qualifying on Saturday, March 23 and the race proper on Sunday, March 24, which will begin at 3 p.m. local time (AEDT).

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