What time does qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix start?

The first part of this weekend is over. The first two free practice sessions have been held and slowly but surely the eye is shifting towards qualifying. First we go on the track for a practice session.

Speaking of practice sessions: Max Verstappen opened the weekend in Qatar with P1 during the first free practice. The second free practice was won by Valtteri Bottas, while Verstappen finished third. Lewis Hamilton had to do it twice with a fourth place. Red Bull had some problems with the DRS during practice, which wobbled when it opened. According to Christian Horner and Helmut Marko, the problem has now been solved.

Losail International Circuit

The Losail International Circuit is located about 35 kilometers north of Doha and, as mentioned earlier, is therefore on the calendar for the first time this year as the Grand Prix of Qatar. The track was built in 2004 and has been mainly used in MotoGP since then. It hasn’t been re-surfaced since 2004, so the track has already been run in quite a bit. That should ensure that there is a lot of grip. The 5,380km circuit features many long twisters that are taken at high speed and require a lot of downforce, generally good types of track for the men of all ages. Red Bull Racing. There is also a long straight with a DRS zone, where Mercedes can hit again. In short: we have to wait and see for one of the two remaining great unknowns.

Qatar Grand Prix Timetable

Today at 12:00 we kick off the second day of the race weekend with the usual third free practice of the weekend. After the session, the drivers and teams will have two hours to prepare for this afternoon’s qualifying, which starts at 3:00 PM Dutch time in Qatar. Tomorrow we will race at the same time.

Saturday 20 November

Third free practice: 12:00 p.m.

Qualification: 3:00 PM

Sunday 21 November

Race: 3:00 PM

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