The 2021 Formula 1 campaign continues this weekend in what will be the first-ever Grand Prix in Qatar.
The race in Brazil saw more drama the last time Lewis Hamilton won in Sao Paulo to close the drivers’ standings at just 14 points.
Hamilton beats a series of penalties to score one of his biggest ever wins
Max Verstappen remains the favorite as fans flock to the first of three races in the Middle East to finish the season.
Qatar will make a permanent place on the calendar from 2023 after signing a ten-year contract with F1 and here’s everything you need to know about racing…
Qatar F1 Grand Prix 2021: start date and time
Testing of the first-ever Qatar Grand Prix will begin on Friday, 19 November.
The qualifiers will then take place the next day, Saturday 20 November, after which the race itself will take place on Sunday 21 November.
The Twilight Race takes place at the Losail International Circuit in Doha and fills the vacant window left by the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix.
Qatar F1 Grand Prix 2021: Live broadcast and how to watch
Live coverage will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1 all weekend with training coverage starting at 10am on Friday, November 19.
Qualification will then begin at 1:00pm on Saturday 20th November and preparations for the Grand Prix will begin at 12:30pm on Sunday 21st November.
The lights go out at 1:55pm while highlights are also available to watch on Channel 4 throughout the weekend.
Hamilton and Verstappen keep calm despite 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix title: Hamilton vs Verstappen
Hamilton revived his dream of a world record-breaking eighth title with a stunning victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Briton started 10th after a series of penalty shootouts, but worked his way past rival Max Verstappen by just 12 laps in Sao Paulo on Sunday.
Hamilton cut Verstappen’s title lead from 21 to 14 points with three races remaining and 78 points left.
talkSPORT.com has broken down all the details on how each contender has won the F1 Drivers’ Championship in the last three races.
Hamilton and Verstappen have done a sprint in the 2021 Qatar F1 Championship over and over again: what was said?
Verstappen insists he feels confident heading into the Qatar Grand Prix despite Hamilton’s new pace in Brazil.
He said: Of course [I was surprised by Mercedes’ speed]I would have liked to have been a little closer, but it felt really hard here – and of course using the new engine obviously allows them to gain a bit of performance at first.
“But it will slowly return to normal, and it may sound more dramatic now, but I am convinced that gradually things will become normal.” “
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