F1: Saudi Arabian GP 2023: schedules and where to watch Checo Pérez’s race from Mexico

The Mexican pilot Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, before his first training session in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), on March 17, 2023.
The Mexican pilot Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez, before his first training session in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), on March 17, 2023.Hassan Ammar (AP)

Formula 1 has started. From March to November the tracks of the world prepare to wave the checkered banner in style, before the arrival of pilots hungry for the finish line. After second place in the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Mexican Sergio Czech Pérez will try to get back on the podium in Saudi Arabia. The objective: to win the drivers’ championship that is currently held by his teammate, the Dutchman Max Verstappen; Pérez was in third, just below the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, from Ferrari.

The czechomania from Mexico

2022 was a great year for the motorist from Guadalajara. To mention the most outstanding achievements: he got his first pole position in Saudi Arabia, although he finished fourth on that stage. He finished second in the GP in Australia, Emilia Romagna, Catalonia, Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom and Belgium. In the then unprecedented race in Miami, he took third place; the same position he achieved in Abu Dhabi and in the Mexican GP. But Pérez also tasted the first-place honeys in Monaco and Singapore that year. Hours before the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix, the Mexican driver received the National Sports Award from the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (Conade) for his outstanding season in Formula 1.

Saudi Arabian GP: schedules and transmission for Mexico

The action at the Jeddah street circuit starts on Friday, March 17, with the first free practices at 7:30 a.m. (Mexico time). The second start on the track will take place at 10:50, a key moment to calibrate the car and fine-tune the strategy for Saturday.

After the last practice that will take place on Saturday at 07:30, the classification that defines the starting grid will take place on March 18 at 11:00 and will be broadcast on Fox Sports. Finally, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will start at 11:00 on Sunday, March 19, and can be seen live on Fox Sports Premium.

Complete 2023 calendar of Checo Pérez in Formula 1

  • Bahrain Grand Prix. Checo Pérez opens the Formula 1 season with a second place
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah. March, 19.
  • Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne. April 2.
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Baku street circuit, Baku. April 30th.
  • Miami Grand Prix. Miami International Speedway, Miami Gardens. May 7th.
  • Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. Enzo e Dino Ferrari Autodrome, Imola. May 21th.
  • Monaco Grand Prix. Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo. May 28.
  • Spanish Grand Prix. Circuit of Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmeló. June 4
  • Canadian Grand Prix. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal. June 18.
  • Austrian Grand Prix. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg. July 2nd
  • British Grand Prix. Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone. July 9th.
  • Hungarian Grand Prix. Hungaroring, Mogyoród. July 23th.
  • Belgian Grand Prix. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa. July 30.
  • Netherlands Grand Prix. Zandvoort Circuit, Zandvoort. August 27th.
  • Italian Grand Prix. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza. September 3.
  • Singapore Grand Prix. Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay. September, 17th.
  • Japan Grand Prix. Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka. 24th September.
  • Qatar Grand Prix. Losail International Circuit, Lusail. October 8th.
  • United States Grand Prix. Circuit of the Americas, Austin. October 22.
  • Mexican Grand Prix. Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City. October 29th.
  • Sao Paulo Grand Prix. José Carlos Pace Racetrack, São Paulo. November 5th.
  • Las Vegas Grand Prix. Las Vegas street circuit, Las Vegas. November 18th.
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island. November 26.

Grand Prix of Mexico 2023, schedules and what you need to know

Pérez will once again host the long-awaited 2023 Mexican Grand Prix. A destination that has once again been part of the Formula 1 calendar since 2015. The event has earned the country more than $600,000 annually. Over the years, since his return to Mexico, Formula 1 has also been a stage where parties and class controversies fit.

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