Max Verstappen comfortably won the first Grand Prix, in Bahrain a fortnight ago, but it’s all to be done in Jeddah after an engine failure forced him out of qualifying, crossing the line in 15th. Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez starts on pole.

Aston Martin’s 41-year-old double world champion Fernando Alonso, who is hoping for his first pole since Germany 2012 with Ferrari, will join the Mexican on the front row. An already record-breaking eighth F1 crown this year looks unlikely for Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes, who starts in P8.

How to watch F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

TV Channel: The entire weekend will be shown live on Sky Sports, with coverage of the race starting at 3.30pm on Sky Sports F1 and the Main Event. Free Highlights is on Channel 4 at 10.15pm.

Live broadcast: Sky Sports subscribers can watch live via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on Sunday with Standard Sports’ race blog.


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