Saudi Arabia GP 2022: date, time and how to watch online and TV
After a missile attack on a nearby oil facility, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. Here’s how to watch it.
The second race of the 2022 Formula 1 season is set to take place at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, despite yesterday’s missile attack on an oil depot near the venue.
There were concerns about safety after the incident, but after four hours of talks between the drivers and team officials and F1, they agreed to push through with the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.
Crashes in qualifying
Saturday’s qualifying had its fair share of incidents as well. Mick Schumacher had a brutal crash in Q2, and was airlifted to a hospital for precautionary checks. He had no visible injuries, but he will not compete in the race.
Nicholas Latifi’s car spun out of control and crashed into the barriers, but he will be able to drive on Sunday.
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Perez in pole position
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez will start in pole position for the first time in his 11-year Formula 1 career. Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are in second and third place. Defending World Champion Max Verstappen is fourth.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was eliminated in the last few seconds of the opening session and ended qualifying in 16th place.
Leclerc is looking to duplicate his first-place finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Verstappen and Perez are hoping to improve on their point-less finish in the first F1 race of the year.
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix: How to watch
Date: Sunday, March 27
Time: 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Livestream: ESPN Player, YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling TV