F1 has turned its dash race right into a standalone Saturday occasion, with dash qualifying deciding the beginning grid adopted by the dash race later within the day. Here’s how the latest sprint race format changes will work.
Throughout qualifying for Sunday’s grand prix, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position, initially from McLaren’s Lando Norris however the British driver dropped to 10th after losing both his Q3 laps for exceeding track limits.
Oscar Piastri additionally misplaced his finest Q3 time as a consequence of observe limits and the reshuffled order has put Mercedes duo second and third, with George Russell heading Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen is more likely to wrap up the 2023 F1 world drivers’ title within the Qatar dash race as he wants simply three factors to seal the crown – which successfully means ending sixth place or greater within the dash, no matter what his rivals can produce.
What time does dash qualifying begin for the F1 Qatar Grand Prix?
Dash qualifying for the Qatar GP begins at 4:00pm native time (2:00pm BST), utilizing a shorter model of the standard Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format.
Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Begin time: 4:00pm native time – 2:00pm BST
What time does the dash race begin for the F1 Qatar Grand Prix?
The dash race for the Qatar GP begins at 8:30pm native time (6:30pm BST), overlaying a distance of 19 laps or 60 minutes.
Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Begin time: 8:30pm native time – 6:30pm BST
Norris’s observe limits infringements have promoted Russell to second for Sunday’s grand prix
Photograph by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images
How can I watch System 1?
In the UK System 1 is broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities, with highlights proven on Channel 4 a number of hours after the race has completed. Reside streaming by means of NOW can also be obtainable within the UK.
Sky Sports activities F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, might be added as a part of the Sky Sports activities channels which prices £24 a month for brand new prospects. Sky Sports activities will also be accessed by means of NOW with a one-off day cost of £11.98p or a month membership of £34.99p per thirty days.
How can I watch F1 Qatar GP dash qualifying and the dash race?
In the UK each F1 observe, qualifying and race is broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities F1 and Sky Sports activities Major Occasion, with Qatar GP dash qualifying protection beginning at 1:30pm BST on Sky Sports activities F1, and dash race protection beginning at 5:30pm BST on Sky Sports activities F1.
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1
Begin time – Dash Qualifying: 1:30pm BST Saturday 7 October 2023
Begin time – Dash Race: 5:30pm BST Saturday 7 October 2023
Autosport can be operating a live text coverage of sprint qualifying and the sprint race here.
When can I watch the highlights of F1 Qatar GP dash qualifying and the dash race?
In the UK Channel 4 is broadcasting highlights of dash qualifying and the dash race for the Qatar GP at 9:35pm BST on Saturday night. The complete programme will run for 90 minutes, overlaying each dash qualifying and the dash race and wrapping up the foremost speaking factors of the race weekend up to now.
For the complete 2023 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of each qualifying and race of every occasion. The highlights may even be obtainable on Channel 4’s on demand catch up companies.
Channel: Channel 4
Begin time: 9:35pm BST Saturday 7 October 2023
Ocon made it two Alpines within the Q3 shootout
Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
Will F1 Qatar GP dash qualifying and the dash race be on the radio?
Reside radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2023 F1 season can be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Reside, BBC 5 Reside Sports activities Further or through the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of Qatar GP dash qualifying will begin at 2:00pm BST on the BBC Sport web site and the BBC Sounds app.
Protection of the Qatar GP dash race will begin at 6:00pm BST on the BBC Sport web site and the BBC Sounds app.
What is the climate forecast for dash qualifying and the dash race?
Sizzling and windy situations with a low probability of rain is forecast for all of Saturday at Losail. The temperature is ready to achieve highs of 33 levels Celsius in the beginning of the dash race.