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Jeddah 2023! Everything You Need to Know...

Updated: Mar 27


F1 is back in Saudi Arabia this weekend at Jeddah! Seen as one of the more dangerous tracks, and the first street circuit of the season, excitement is high.


I'll be updating this post regularly over the weekend.

 

JUMP TO:


Jeddah Schedule

About the Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Jeddah Schedule (GMT)


Friday 17th March 2023:

Free Practice 1: 13:30-14:30

Free Practice 2: 17:00-18:00


Saturday 18th March 2023:

Free Practice 3: 13:30-14:30

Qualifying: 17:00


Sunday 19th March 2023:

The Race: 17:00

 

About the Track


  • The Jeddah Corniche Circuit had its first race in 2021.

  • The race will have 50 laps of the 6.174km circuit.

  • The lap record was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2021 at 1:30.734.

Image taken from official Formula One website.

 

Free Practice Updates


Free Practice 1 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P18. 1:31.970. Completed 24 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: 1:31.986. Completed 21 laps.

AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P10. 1:31.110. Completed 24 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P13. 1:31.450. Completed 28 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P12. 1:31.118. Completed 25 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P8. 1:30.949. Completed 23 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P3. 1:30.315. Completed 21 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P4. 1:30.577. Completed 19 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P7. 1:30.924. Completed 22 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P11. 1:31.118. Completed 25 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P16. 1:31.566. Completed 22 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P15. 1:31.552. Completed 21 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P20. 1:32.149. Completed 20 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P14. 1:31.491. Completed 24 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P6. 1:30.787. Completed 25 laps.

  • George Russell: P5. 1:30.771. Completed 25 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:29.617. Completed 17 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P2. 1:30.100. Completed 19 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P9. 1:31.030. Completed 22 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P17. 1:31.922. Completed 25 laps.


Overall Rankings for FP1:

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:29.617

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.483

3

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.698

4

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+0.960

5

George Russell

Mercedes

+1.154

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+1.170

7

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.307

8

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+1.332

9

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.413

10

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.493

11

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+1.501

12

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.564

13

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+1.833

14

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.874

15

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+1.935

16

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.949

17

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+2.305

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+2.353

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+2.369

20

Lando Norris

McLaren

+2.532

Free Practice 2 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P20. 1:31.052. Completed 30 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P16. 1:30.837. Completed 27 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P13. 1:30.776. Completed 30 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P17. 1:30.921. Completed 29 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P4. 1:30.039. Completed 27 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P6. 1:30.100. Completed 28 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P2. 1:29.811. Completed 26 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P7. 1:30.110. Completed 27 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P10. 1:30.592. Completed 29 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P9. 1:20.341. Completed 28 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P15. 1:30.820. Completed 25 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P8. 1:30.181. Completed 27 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P12. 1:30.721. Completed 27 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P19. 1:30.964. Completed 26 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P11. 1:30.599. Completed 27 laps.

  • George Russell: P5. 1:30.070. Completed 27 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:29.603. Completed 29 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P3. 1:29.902. Completed 26 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P14. 1:30.810. Completed 27 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P18. 1:30.959. Completed 30 laps.


Overall Results of FP2:

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:29.603

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.208

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.299

4

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.436

5

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.467

6

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+0.497

7

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+0.507

8

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+0.578

9

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.738

10

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.989

11

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.996

12

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.118

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.173

14

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.207

15

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.217

16

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.234

17

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+1.318

18

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+1.356

19

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.361

20

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.449


Free Practice 3 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P18. 1:30.317. Completed 20 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P12. 1:29.917. Completed 21 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P19. 1:30.797. Completed 20 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P20. No Time.

De Vries had an engine issue and so couldn't make it out for the session.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P14. 1:29.953. Completed 19 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P9. 1:29.701. Completed 19 laps.

Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P3. 1:29.483. Completed 21 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P4. 1:29.509. Completed 21 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P10. 1:29.761. Completed 16 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P6. 1:29.588. Completed 16 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P17. 1:30.131. Completed 15 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P13. 1:29.933. Completed 19 laps.

McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P7. 1:29.690. Completed 18 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P8. 1:29.698. Completed 23 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P5. 1:29.568. Completed 18 laps.

  • George Russell: P11. 1:29.811. Completed 19 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:28.485. Completed 20 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: 1:29.098. Completed 15 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P15. 1:29.983. Completed 18 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P16. 1:30.035. Completed 18 laps.


Overall Results of FP3:


Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:28.485

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.613

3

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.998

4

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.024

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+1.083

6

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+1.103

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.205

8

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.213

9

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+1.216

10

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.276

11

George Russell

Mercedes

+1.326

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.432

13

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+1.448

14

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.468

15

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.498

16

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+1.550

17

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.646

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.832

19

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+2.312

20

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

No Time


 

Qualifying


Eliminated in Q1 -


Lando Norris

Logan Sargeant

Alex Albon

Yuki Tsunoda

Nyck De Vries


Eliminated in Q2-


Valtteri Bottas

Max Verstappen

Zhou Guanyu

Nico Hulkeberg

Kevin Magnussen


Through to Q3 -


Lewis Hamilton

Pierre Gasly

Oscar Piastri

Lance Stroll

Esteban Ocon

George Russell

Carlos Sainz

Sergio Perez

Charles Leclerc

Fernando Alonso


OVERALL RESULT OF QUALIFYING:


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'



Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:28.265

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:28.420

3

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

1:28.730

4

Geroge Russell

Mercedes

1:28.857

5

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:28.931

6

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:28.945

7

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:29.078

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:29.223

9

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

1:29.243

10

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:29.357

11

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

1:29.451

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:29.461

13

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:29.634

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:29.668

15

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:49.953

16

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:29.939

17

Alex Albon

Williams

1:29.994

18

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

1:30.244

19

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:30.447

20

Logan Sargeant

Williams

2:08.510


Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P14. Q1 = 1:29.929. Q2 = 1:29.668.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P12. Q1 = 1:29.654. Q2 = 1:29.461.

AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P16. Q1 = 1:29.939.

  • Nyck De Vries: P18. Q1 = 1:30.447.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P7. Q1 = 1:29.707. Q2 = 1:29.255. Q3 = 1:29.078.

  • Pierre Gasly: P10. Q1 = 1:29.890. Q2 = 1:29.411. Q3 = 1:29.357.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P3. Q1 = 1:29.298. Q2 = 1:28.757. Q3 = 1:28.730.

  • Lance Stroll: P6. Q1 = 1:29.335. Q2 = 1:28.962. Q3 = 1:28.945.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P5. Q1 = 1:29.411. Q2 = 1:28.957. Q3 = 1:28.931.

  • Charles Leclerc: P2. Q1 = 1:29.376. Q2 = 1:28.903. Q3 = 1:28.420.

Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P13. Q1 = 1:29.744. Q2 = 1:29.634.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P11. Q1 = 1:29.547. Q2 = 1:29.451.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P19. Q1 = 1:30.447

  • Oscar Piastri: P9. Q1 = 1:29.706. Q2 = 1:29.378. Q3 = 1:29.243.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P8. Q1 = 1:29.689. Q2 = 1:29.374. Q3 = 1:29.223.

  • George Russell: P4. Q1 = 1:29.592. Q2 = 1:29.132. Q3 = 1:28.857.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P15. Q1 = 1:28.761. Q2 = 1:49.953.

  • Sergio Perez:


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P17. Q1 = 1:29.994.

  • Logan Sargeant: P20. Q1 = 2:08.510

 

Pre-race Penalties


  • Leclerc: 10 grid places for exceeding power unit elements.

 

The Race


Starting Grid -

Position

Driver

Team

1

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston martin

3

George Russell

Mercedes

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

5

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

6

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

7

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

8

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

9

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

10

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

11

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

12

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

13

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

15

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

16

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

17

Alex Albon

Williams

18

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

19

Lando Norris

McLaren

20

Logan Sargeant

Williams

Fastest Lap - Max Verstappen: 1:31.906


Race Results -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

Pit Stops

1

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+5.355

1

3

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+20.728

1

4

George Russell

Mercedes

+25.866

1

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+31.065

1

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+35.876

1

7

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+43.162

1

8

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+52.832

1

9

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+54.747

1

10

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+64.826

1

11

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+67.494

1

12

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+70.588

1

13

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+76.060

2

14

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+77.478

1

15

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+85.021

1

16

Logan Sargeant

Willaims

+86.293

1

17

Lando Norris

Mclaren

+86.445

2

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1 Lap

3

DNFs -

Alex Albon: Williams

Lance Stroll: Aston Martin


Driver of the Day:

 

Any Other News


  • Both Ferrari's have taken new power units this weekend. However, this means for Leclerc he will have to face a pre-race penalty.

  • Logan Sargeant failed to set a qualifying time within 107% of the fastest Q1 time, and so he races at stweards' discretion.


 

Championship Standings


World Driver Championship

Position

Driver

Points

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

44

2

Sergio Perez

43

1

3

Fernando Alonso

30

13

4

Carlos Sainz

20

10

5

Lewis Hamilton

20

0

6

George Russell

18

2

7

Lance Stroll

8

10

8

Charles Leclerc

6

2

9

Valtteri Bottas

4

2

10

Esteban Ocon

4

0

11

Pierre Gasly

4

0

12

Kevin Magnussen

1

3

13

Alex Albon

1

0

14

Yuki Tsunoda

0

1

15

Nico Hulkenberg

0

0

16

Logan Sargeant

0

0

17

Zhou Guanyu

0

0

18

Nyck De Vries

0

0

19

Oscar Piastri

0

0

20

Lando Norris

0

0


World Constructor Championship

Position

Team

Points

Gap

1

Red Bull

87

2

Aston Martin

38

49

3

Mercedes

38

0

4

Ferrari

26

12

5

Alpine

8

18

6

Alfa Romeo

4

4

7

Haas

1

3

8

Williams

1

0

9

AlphaTauri

0

1

10

McLaren

0

0


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