The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live stream will see title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen take to the track in the penultimate race of the 2021 season. And after a thrilling qualifying session yesterday, it’s anyone’s guess which way this goes.
Verstappen, in the Red Bull, looked to have the pace advantage as qualifying reached its conclusion, with Hamilton struggling to get the best from the soft tires.
With just one lap each left, the Dutchman topped the times and was headed for pole. Hamilton then pulled out a near-flawless lap to regain the lead by 0.1 seconds, but behind him Verstappen went fastest in the first two sectors and was 0.3 seconds up with just one corner remaining. Pole was his to lose.
But lose it he did. His front-left wheel locked up as he entered the corner and rather than slowing, Verstappen kept on the throttle and duly slid into the wall. He will now start third.
Or rather, he may do — because if it turns out he requires a new gearbox as a result of the collision, he’ll face a five-place grid penalty. Either way, Hamilton is now in prime position to win in Saudi Arabia and take this contest on to Abu Dhabi for the finale.
The stakes really couldn’t be higher. Verstappen leads Hamilton by 8 points, a gap that the Brit has closed substantially in the past two Grands Prix, having won both convincingly.
Against that, Verstappen and Red Bull still hold the points advantage, and the young Dutchman knows that he could even win the title this weekend if he finishes first and Hamilton is lower than sixth (or fifth if Verstappen also takes fastest lap).
That seems less likely after the drama in qualifying, but Verstappen will expect to cut through the field whether from third or eighth and give Hamilton a proper battle. The spectre of safety cars affecting the race also looms; this is a fast, tricky circuit, with little in the way of run-off areas and plenty of potential for collisions.
And of course the title rivals won’t be the only ones on the track; Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas starts second, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc fourth, and both could come into contention, as could Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull.
It promises to be a fascinating race and you can see it all wherever you are. Here’s how to watch the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live stream.
Most countries have an F1 live stream on one channel or another, but many of them require a subscription. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can watch the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live stream for free.
If you’re based in Austria or Luxembourg but aren’t at home for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, don’t worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We’ll show you how to do that below.
It’s natural that you might want to watch the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live stream from your home country, but what if you’re not there when the race is on?
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For instance, a Brit who’s currently in the U.S. could watch the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live stream on Sky Sports, even though they’re not in the U.K.
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