F1 Qatar Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Losail International Circuit is hosting its first Formula 1 race this weekend. Here's how you can watch the Qatar Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday, November 20.

F1 Qatar Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel
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Mercedes set the outright pace in Friday practice, with Valtteri Bottas going two just tenths quicker than Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen topped FP1 but was only third in the overall timesheet, albeit still ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton.

What time does qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix start?

Qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix will begin at 17:00 local time (+3 GMT) at the Losail International Circuit on Saturday. The three-part session will last approximately one hour.

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 
  • Start time: 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 16:00 SAT / 17:00 EAT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT / 01:00 AEDT (Sunday) / 23:00 JST / 19:30 IST (Saturday)

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

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

How can I watch qualifying?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN2
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK), Movistar (Spain), Disney+ Hotstar (India) also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Losail throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.

Qatar Grand Prix - FP1 results:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'23.723  
2 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'24.160 0.437
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'24.194 0.471
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'24.509 0.786
5 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'24.648 0.925
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'24.713 0.990
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'24.790 1.067
8 11 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'24.915 1.192
9 31 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'24.972 1.249
10 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'25.215 1.492
11 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'25.291 1.568
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'25.328 1.605
13 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'25.688 1.965
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'25.757 2.034
15 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'25.828 2.105
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'25.871 2.148
17 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'25.905 2.182
18 47 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'26.699 2.976
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'26.712 2.989
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'27.500 3.777

Qatar Grand Prix - FP2 results:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'23.148  
2 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'23.357 0.209
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'23.498 0.350
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'23.570 0.422
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'23.632 0.484
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'23.705 0.557
7 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'23.735 0.587
8 11 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'23.787 0.639
9 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'24.020 0.872
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'24.033 0.885
11 31 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'24.041 0.893
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'24.056 0.908
13 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'24.095 0.947
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'24.135 0.987
15 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'24.631 1.483
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'24.954 1.806
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'25.072 1.924
18 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'25.209 2.061
19 47 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'25.575 2.427
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas    
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