Saudi Arabia GP: where to watch the Grand Prix for free? Schedules and TV channel!


Saudi Arabia GP: where to watch the Grand Prix for free? Schedules and TV channel!

GP SAUDI ARABIA. Second Grand Prix of the 2023 F1 season this Sunday March 19, 2023 with the Saudi Arabian GP in Jeddah. The race will be broadcast on Canal . Discover all the schedules and the complete TV program.

See you on Canal this Sunday, March 19, 2023 to follow the Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix, the 2nd GP of the 2023 season. Good news, the race is broadcast in the clear this Sunday, as confirmed by the Canal channel. No need for a subscription this time since the Grand Prix will be accessible to everyone on Canal. Two weeks after his victory in Bahrain, coupled with a Red Bull double, Max Verstappen faces a completely different challenge since, victim of an engine problem in qualifying, the Dutchman will start only from 15th place on the urban track but super fast from Jeddah. Pole position went to his Mexican teammate Sergio Perez, who already took pole last year on the same circuit. At what time to follow the departure and on which channel? Here is the full program below.

6 p.m. French time is the time when the starting grid lights will go out, giving the "go" to the 20 drivers entered. The time difference is two hours with Jeddah where it will therefore be 8 p.m. and night has already fallen. It is under the spotlights and in a falling temperature that this race will take place.

See you on Canal, the exclusive broadcaster of Formula 1 in France for the entire 2023 season. As usual, the channel will offer a rich program with the show La Grille from 4:55 p.m. to ramp up before the start. Please note that only the race from 6 p.m. will be broadcast in clear, followed by the podium and the Formula One program at 7:55 p.m. This race is one of the exceptions since the rest of the Grand Prix is ​​usually offered exclusively to Canal subscribers.

Canal is the exclusive broadcaster for the F1 season in France. The subscription-based pay channel will therefore broadcast the entire race weekend, including free practice and qualifying on Saturday. Note that it is also possible to view the race live as well as these free practice and qualifying sessions on your computer; via the streaming platform, also available by subscription.

Others may prefer to use the official F1 website. offers a subscription called F1 TV Direct, which allows you to watch many streaming videos on demand. This therefore includes practice, qualifying, and of course the races of the entire live F1 season. The most seasoned F1 enthusiasts will also find live timing and statistics. It's even possible to follow your favorite driver on board camera during the race! The annual subscription to this service costs the sum of 189 euros. It is also possible to subscribe to the month. With this subscription, you will enjoy:

Pole position went to Sergio Perez and his Red Bull. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and George Russell (Mercedes) will start 2nd and 3rd taking advantage of the penalty imposed on Charles Leclerc (10 places on the grid due to a change of a component on his engine). The Monegasque will start 12th on Sunday after setting the second fastest time in qualifying. Note that the Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly have managed to climb into Q3 and will be in ambush to score big points in the world championship. Max Verstappen, victim of an engine problem in qualifying, only starts 15th and will have to make a solid comeback, to be followed from 6 p.m. French time.