F1 Las Vegas GP qualifying – Start time, how to watch & more

On a frustrating day for F1, the opening campaign of the Las Vegas GP was ended eight minutes into the first practice session after a water valve cover became dislodged by the cars.

The debris caused serious damage to Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari and Esteban Ocon’s Alpine, with the Spaniard controversially given a 10-place grid penalty for having to use additional energy storage for his Ferrari outside his allocation, with the stewards requesting couldn’t turn away. the fine in special circumstances.

Further problems followed when track repairs delayed the start of FP2, which was extended to 90 minutes to make up for lost running in the first practice session, meaning fans had to leave the track before the session started due to the end of the team’s services security personnel.

Despite the difficulty, Ferrari ended the day with a 1-2 led by Charles Leclerc, ahead of Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso in third. Sergio Perez placed his Red Bull fourth, with Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas fifth, ahead of Max Verstappen’s other Red Bull sixth.

What time does qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Las Vegas start?

Qualifying for the Las Vegas GP starts at 12:00 local time (8:00 GMT), using the regular Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format.

  • Date:Saturday November 18, 2023
  • Start time:12:00 local time – 8:00 GMT

How can I watch Formula 1?

In the UK, Formula 1 is broadcast live on Sky Sports, with the exception of the British GP, which is shown live on both Sky Sports and Channel 4, with highlights several hours after the race has finished on Channel 4. Live streaming via NOW is also available in the UK.

Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels, costing £24 per month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed via NOW with a one-off daily payment of £11.98p or a monthly membership of £34.99p per month.

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19

How can I watch the F1 Las Vegas GP Qualifying?

In the UK, every F1 practice, qualifying and race will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1, while qualifying coverage for the Las Vegas GP starts at 7am GMT on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event.

  • Channel: Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event
  • Start time: 7:00 GMT November 18, 2023

Autosport will broadcast live text coverage of qualifying here.

When can I watch the F1 Las Vegas GP qualifying highlights?

In the UK, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from qualifying for the Las Vegas GP on Saturday morning at 11.40am GMT. The full program lasts 90 minutes and covers qualifying as well as the main talking points from the race weekend so far.

Throughout the 2023 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from every qualifying and race of every event. The highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on-demand catch-up services.

  • Channel: Channel 4
  • Start time: 11:40 GMT November 18, 2023

Will the F1 Las Vegas GP qualifying be on the radio?

Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2023 F1 season will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra or via the BBC Sport website.

Qualifying coverage for the Las Vegas GP starts at 8am GMT on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds app.

Esteban Ocon, Alpine A523

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Esteban Ocon, Alpine A523

What are the weather forecasts for qualifying in Las Vegas?

Cold but dry conditions are forecast for the start of qualifying in Las Vegas from Friday evening to Saturday morning. At the start of qualifying the temperature will be 13 degrees Celsius, with a very small chance of rain and little wind.