With three days to go until the first race of the 2017 Formula One season, drivers and fans are glued to the TV screens for the news and pictures of racing.
This year, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi this weekend. The 2017 race will see Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo take the lead to become the first Australian driver to be Formula One champion since Jack Brabham in 1967.
This will be the first season that F1 races have been hosted in Saudi Arabia since 2009, when Jules Bianchi crashed into a wall at the Yas Marina Circuit in 2013. Bianchi would die four months later from head injuries.
There are already $250 million of investments in the sport by a group of prominent Saudi Arabian investors.
What time is the qualifying session on?
Formula One season qualifying for the 2017 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00 am local time in the Middle East. Formula One qualifying for the 2017 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be live on NBCSN as well as most Fox Sports channels and streaming on WatchESPN. The winner of the race will be crowned at around 3:30 pm local time. The race itself will start at 5:30 pm local time on the 21st.
What TV channel is Formula One on in the United States?
Formula One season qualifying will be televised live on NBC Sports, NBCSN, USA and Telemundo. There will also be races broadcast live in local time zones across the country on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. The races can be viewed live online on Fox Sports Go or Fox Sports Mobile. The races can also be streamed on WatchESPN. All the races are also available through Fox Sports Go, the Fox Sports app and YouTube.
Not sure if it’s on TV?
Formula One 2017 is a 24-race series with the season running through to September 2018. The Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia is one of six races on the 2017 season. The inaugural event took place on April 2, 2017.