2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix session timings and preview

The Losail International Circuit will stage its first Formula 1 race on the weekend of November 19-21. Here's the full schedule for the Qatar Grand Prix.

2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix session timings and preview
Listen to this article

Red Bull's Max Verstappen heads to Doha as the championship leader, but his advantage in the standings has been slashed to 14 points by Lewis Hamilton following the Mercedes driver's victory in Brazil last weekend.

In the constructors' championship, Mercedes enjoys an 11-point lead over Red Bull.

2021 Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

CET

ET

PT

AEDT

JST

IST

FP1

10:30

11:30

05:30

02:30

21:30

19:30

16:00

FP2

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

FP3

11:00

12:00

06:00

03:00

22:00

20:00

16:30

Qualifying

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

Race 

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in Qatar

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 13:30 - 14:30 local time
  • Free Practice 2: 17:00 - 18:00 local time

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 14:00 - 15:00 local time
  • Qualifying: 17:00 - 18:00 local time

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 17:00 - 19:00 local time

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in the UK/Portugal 

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 10:30 - 11:30 GMT
  • Free Practice 2: 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT
  • Qualifying: 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 14:00 - 16:00 GMT

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in Europe

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 11:30 - 12:30 CET
  • Free Practice 2: 15:00 - 16:00 CET

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 12:00 - 13:00 CET
  • Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00 CET

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 15:00 - 17:00 CET

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in the US

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 05:30 - 06:30 ET / 02:30 - 03:30 PT
  • Free Practice 2: 09:00 - 10:00 ET / 06:00 - 07:00 PT

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 06:00 - 07:00 ET / 03:00 - 04:00 PT
  • Qualifying: 09:00 - 10:00 ET / 06:00 - 07:00 PT

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 09:00 - 11:00 PT / 06:00 - 08:00 PT

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in Australia

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 21:30 - 22:30 AEDT

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 2: 01:00 - 02:00 AEDT
  • Free Practice 3: 22:00 - 23:00 AEDT

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Qualifying: 01:00 - 02:00 AEDT

Monday 22nd November 2021

  • Race: 01:00 - 03:00 AEDT

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in Japan

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 19:30 - 20:30 JST
  • Free Practice 2: 23:00 - 00:00 JST

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 20:00 - 21:00 JST
  • Qualifying: 23:00 - 00:00 JST

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 23:00 - 01:00 JST

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in Africa

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 12:30 - 13:30 SAT / 13:30 - 14:30 EAT
  • Free Practice 2: 16:00 - 17:00 SAT / 17:00 - 18:00 EAT

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 13:00 - 14:00 SAT / 14:00 - 15:00 EAT
  • Qualifying: 16:00 - 17:00 SAT / 17:00 - 19:00 EAT

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 16:00 - 18:00 SAT / 17:00 - 19:00 EAT

2021 Formula 1 Qatar GP session timings in India

Friday 19th November 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 16:00 - 17:00 IST
  • Free Practice 2: 19:30 - 20:30 IST

Saturday 20th November 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 16:30 - 17:30 IST
  • Qualifying: 19:30 - 20:30 IST

Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Race: 19:30 - 21:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

Pirelli tyre allocation for the Qatar Grand Prix

Pirelli will bring the three hardest tyres from its range to Doha, namely C1 hard tyre, C2 medium tyre and C3 soft tyre.

shares
comments

Related video

FIA insists it isn’t being killjoy over seatbelt ruling
Previous article

FIA insists it isn’t being killjoy over seatbelt ruling

Next article

F1 Form Guide: Qatar Grand Prix

F1 Form Guide: Qatar Grand Prix
Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss Prime

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss

OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023 Prime

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023

Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?

Formula 1
Jan 26, 2023
Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history? Prime

Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history?

Who are the quickest drivers in Formula 1 history? Luke Smith asked a jury of experienced and international panel of experts and F1 insiders. Some of them have worked closely with F1’s fastest-ever drivers – so who better to vote on our all-time top 50? We’re talking all-out speed here rather than size of trophy cabinet, so the results may surprise you…

Formula 1
Jan 25, 2023
One easy way the FIA could instantly improve F1 Prime

One easy way the FIA could instantly improve F1

OPINION: During what is traditionally a very quiet time of year in the Formula 1 news cycle, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been generating headlines. He’s been commenting on massive topics in a championship that loves them, but also addressing necessary smaller changes too. Here we suggest a further refinement that would be a big boon to fans

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2023
How can McLaren keep hold of Norris? Prime

How can McLaren keep hold of Norris?

Lando Norris is no longer the young cheeky-chappy at McLaren; he’s now the established ace. And F1's big guns will come calling if the team can’t give him a competitive car. Here's what the team needs to do to retain its prize asset

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2023
What difference did F1's fastest pitstops of 2022 make? Prime

What difference did F1's fastest pitstops of 2022 make?

While a quick pitstop can make all the difference to the outcome of a Formula 1 race, most team managers say consistency is more important than pure speed. MATT KEW analyses the fastest pitstops from last season to see which ones – if any – made a genuine impact

Formula 1
Jan 23, 2023
When F1 'holiday' races kept drivers busy through the winter Prime

When F1 'holiday' races kept drivers busy through the winter

Modern Formula 1 fans have grown accustomed to a lull in racing during winter in the northern hemisphere. But, as MAURICE HAMILTON explains, there was a time when teams headed south of the equator rather than bunkering down in the factory. And why not? There was fun to be had, money to be made and reputations to forge…

Formula 1
Jan 20, 2023
What Porsche social media frenzy says about F1’s manufacturer allure Prime

What Porsche social media frenzy says about F1’s manufacturer allure

Porsche whipped up a frenzy thanks to a cryptic social media post last week, and though it turned out to be a false alarm, it also highlighted more just why manufacturers remain such an important element in terms of the attraction that they bring to F1. It is little wonder that several other manufacturers are bidding for a slice of the action.

Formula 1
Jan 19, 2023