Finishing a gruelling triple-header that began in Mexico, F1 will run its inaugural Qatar spherical this weekend within the first race forward of a 10-year deal which will run from 2023 to 2032.
It presents a model new problem to drivers and groups alike adapting to a brand new circuit, a well-recognized venue for MotoGP and World Superbikes, so as to add additional spice to an already tantalising world title battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton holds contemporary momentum after his beautiful comeback victory at the Brazilian GP last time out, having been excluded from qualifying and despatched to the again of the grid for the dash race for a DRS rear wing infringement, with Verstappen having to accept second place.
The fallout from the race centered on a Flip 4 incident between the F1 title fighters, which wasn’t requested to be investigated by the FIA race stewards by race director Michael Masi, with Mercedes requesting a right to review the clash and Verstappen’s actions following the looks of recent onboard footage.
With the result of the request on the best to evaluate but to be determined, it poses further intrigue over one of many fiercest title fights in F1 for years.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B
Picture by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images
Full 2021 Qatar GP session timings
Friday nineteenth November 2021
Free Observe 1: 10:30am-11:30am GMT (1:30pm-2:30pm native)
Free Observe 2: 2:00pm-3:00pm GMT (5:00pm-6:00pm native)
Saturday twentieth November 2021
Free Observe 3: 11:00am-12:00pm GMT (2:00pm-3:00pm native)
Qualifying: 2:00pm-3:00pm GMT (5:00pm-6:00pm native)
Sunday twenty first November 2021
Race: 2:00pm GMT (5:00pm native)
How can I watch the Qatar GP?
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD
Channel numbers – Sky: 406
Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports activities F1 HD)
Sky Sports activities has reside and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 race ranging from 12:30pm forward of lights out at 2:00pm.
Losail Worldwide Circuit
When can I watch the Qatar GP highlights?
· Channel: Channel 4
· Begin time: Saturday qualifying – 5:30pm, Sunday race – 6:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to indicate Qatar GP highlights of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Will the Qatar GP be on the radio?
Reside radio protection of each follow, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season might be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Reside and 5 Reside Sports activities Additional stations or through the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Qatar GP will begin at 1:45pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Reside Sports activities Additional and the BBC Sounds app.
Climate forecast for the Qatar GP
The Losail Worldwide Circuit is about for largely dry and clear climate situations all through the race weekend, with a tiny probability of rain on every day of observe motion. Highs of 27 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race with the temperature dipping because the race progresses into the evening.