After the drama of Friday's qualifying session to set the grid for Sunday's main race, we are going to do it all again on Saturday for the self-contained sprint day.
The 20 Drivers will take to the track for the sprint shootout, which will set the grid for the evening's sprint race – 100km of racing around the Losail International Circuit.
Max Verstappen needs to finish sixth or higher in the sprint race to confirm his third world title in as many years, as he looks to make it successive weekends of celebration for Red Bull.
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Here is all you need to know heading into Saturday's sprint festivities in Qatar.
Sprint shootout - Saturday October 7, 2023
We get under way on Saturday afternoon local time in Qatar for a the sprint shootout ahead of 100km of racing in the sprint itself.
A 10-minute practice session has been added on to the day's schedule, taking place ahead of the sprint shootout, after Pirelli noticed tyre damage following Friday's qualifying session.
The start of the sprint shootout will therefore take place 20 minutes later than originally planned.
Here is the crucial start time wherever you are in the world:
Local time: 4:20pm Saturday
UK time (BST): 2:20pm Saturday
Central European Time (CET): 3:20pm Saturday
United States (Eastern Time): 9:20am Saturday
United States (Central Time): 8:20am Saturday
United States (Pacific Time): 6:20am Saturday
South Africa: 3:20pm Saturday
Australia (Sydney/Melbourne): 12:20am (Midnight) Sunday
Sprint race - Saturday October 7, 2023
Local time: 8:30pm Saturday
UK time (BST): 6:30pm Saturday
Central European Time (CET): 7:30pm Saturday
United States (Eastern Time): 1:30pm Saturday
United States (Central Time): 2:30pm Saturday
United States (Pacific Time): 10:30pm Saturday
South Africa: 7:30pm Saturday
Australia (Sydney/Melbourne): 4:30am Sunday
How to watch F1 sprint race and shoot-out live on TV today
The following broadcasters have F1 rights to cover the action from Qatar, please check local listings:
UK: Sky Sports F1
United States: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Australia: Fox Sports
Canada: RDS, TSN
Germany: Sky Sport F1
Italy: Sky Sport F1
Netherlands: Viaplay Xtra
Brazil: BandSports, Bandeirantes
South Africa: SuperSport
Malaysia: beIN Sports
Singapore: beIN Sports
F1 TV Pro is also available in selected territories.
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