Trackside in Jeddah – 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Trackside advice for fans attending the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 at Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

  • The 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix takes place from Thursday March 7 to Saturday March 9
  • Tickets are now on sale. Single-day & 3-day tickets are available, priced from €30
  • F1 Experiences Packages are also available in Jeddah
  • Interested in attending the 2025 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? Sign up to our mailing list (and tick the box for Saudi Arabia) to be notified about ticket sales and event updates
  • The Editor attended the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
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In the space of less than four months in late 2021 and early 2022, Formula 1 made its first two visits to the Jeddah International Circuit in Saudi Arabia, and the long and fast street circuit next to the beach delivered plenty of excitement. The 27-turn Jeddah Corniche Circuit is the fastest street track on which the sport has ever raced. The third edition of the even last March was attended by 150,000 fans over three days, making it one of the lowest attended races of the 2023 F1 season.

With the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place at night, you will avoid Jeddah’s warm daytime temperatures. We recommend packing warmer clothes for your visit, as temperatures drop to a cooler 20°C in the evening, and it may become breezy as darkness falls.

Need to Know: 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

  • Opening/Closing Times: Venue gates open at 13:00 on each day of the race weekend. Paddock Club doors open at 14:00 on Friday and Saturday and at 13:30 on Sunday. The Promenade and Village areas close at midnight on Friday, and at 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that gates are closed to entry after 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. TBC for 2024
  • Prohibited Items: No Weapons including ceremonial knives, No Alcohol or drugs, No scooters, skateboards, Segway’s, bicycles, No Drones, No folding chairs , No glass containers including perfume and cologne bottles, No Laser pointers , No racist, political or xenophobic material e.g. symbols, texts or images, No banners or flags larger than 2×1.5m, No promotional or commercial material, No Food or drink including picnics (Except baby food), No gas spray can, corrosives or anything that could cause a fire No Fireworks and flares , No megaphones, hooters or gas-powered horns, No Animals, Except assistance animals, No objects that could compromise public safety, No bags bigger than average handbag / rucksack. TBC for 2024
  • Access & Parking: Free parking is available but you must collect a pass in advance from the Visitor Centre by showing your e-ticket. Dedicated parking lots are available for General Admission, Central Grandstand, Main Grandstand, Paddock Club & people with disabilities. Free shuttles are available from the parking lots to the circuit gates. More info here.
  • Visitor Centre: Located on King Abdul Aziz Road 3476, next to Al Murjan Hospital. Open from midday to midnight on race week. This is a ticket sales and collection point with a community help desk
  • Taxis & Ride Sharing: Uber and Careem cars cannot enter the circuit perimeter. Before midnight, drop off and pick ups will be at the Red Sea Mall. After midnight, you can take a taxi or rideshare from the Red Parking (Central Grandstand parking).Post-midnight it will be located next to Red Parking.
  • Download the Official App: For maps, timetables and up to date venue information, download the official app for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Search for “F1 SAGP 2023” on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Details of a “Meet & Greet” with the F1 drivers have not yet been confirmed, but are likely to be announced via the app.
  • WiFi: No public WiFi is available in the circuit, though hospitality venues like the Paddock Club normally have free WiFI available
  • Alcohol: You cannot purchase alcohol inside the circuit or anywhere in Saudi Arabia. Alcohol cannot be brought inside the circuit.
  • Storage Lockers: These are not available to rent at the circuit.
Download the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix circuit map

2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Schedule

  • Timetable & On-Track Action: Due to the timing of Ramadan, the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix runs on a Thursday to Saturday schedule. The full on-track schedule for the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been confirmed by Formula 1 and is listed below. Further updates can be found at F1.com. The first F1 practice sessions in Jeddah take place before sunset, while the second session and qualifying take place under lights after night falls. Sunset on race weekend at the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be at approximately 18:30
  • Support Categories: Formula 2, the all-female F1 Academy and the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East are the main support events at the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
  • Pit Lane Walk: Last year, a pit lane walk for regular ticketholders took place at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Thursday from 15:00-16:30. This has not yet been confirmed for 2024. In addition, guests in the F1 Paddock Club can take part in daily pit lane walks at selected times, which are listed in the full schedule below.

Thursday, March 7

  • 11:40-12:25: Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East – First Practice Session
  • 12:55-13:40: Formula 2 – Practice Session
  • 14:05-14:45: F1 Academy – Practice Session
  • 14:50-16:00: Formula 1 Paddock Club – Pit Lane Walk & Track Tour
  • 16:30-17:30: Formula 1 – Free Practice 1 (FP1)
  • 17:30-18:00: Saudi Hawks Air Display
  • 18:00-18:30: Formula 2 – Qualifying Session
  • 18:45-19:35: Formula 1 Paddock Club – Pit Lane Walk & Track Tour
  • 20:00-21:00: Formula 1  – Free Practice 2 (FP2)
  • 21:30-22:00: F1 Academy – Qualifying Session
  • 22:25-23:10: Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East – Second Practice Session

Friday, March 8

  • 12:25-13:35: Formula 1 Paddock Club – Pit Lane Walk & Track Tour
  • 14:05-14:35: Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East – Qualifying
  • 15:10-15:45: F1 Academy – First Race (13 laps or 30 minutes + 1 lap)
  • 16:00-16:30: Saudi Hawks Air Display
  • 16:30-17:30: Formula 1  – Free Practice 3 (FP3)
  • 18:10-19:00 – Formula 2 – Sprint Race (20 laps or 45 minutes + 1 lap)
  • 19:10-19:40: Formula 1 Paddock Club – Pit Lane Walk & Track Tour
  • 20:00-21:00: Formula 1 – Qualifying
  • 22:05-22:35: Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East – First Race (11 laps or 25 minutes)
  • 22:50-23:50: F1 Experiences – Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo

Saturday, March 9

  • 13:50-14:20: Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East – Second Race (11 laps or 25 minutes)
  • 15:05-15:40: F1 Academy – Second Race (13 laps or 30 minutes + 1 lap)
  • 16:25-17:30 – Formula 2 – Feature Race (28 laps or 60 minutes + 1 lap)
  • 17:30-18:00: Saudi Hawks Air Display
  • 17:45-18:55: Formula 1 Paddock Club – Pit Lane Walk
  • 18:00-18:30: Formula 1 Drivers’ Parade
  • 19:46-19:48: National Anthem
  • 20:00-22:00: Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 (50 laps or 120 minutes)

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Concerts

  • The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has already attracted some big name music stars during its first two years. Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo and David Guetta all performed over the inaugural race weekend.
  • In 2022, Swedish DJ Axwell and Wiz Khalifa headlined after the F1 qualifying session on Saturday night, while R3hab performed a DJ set after the race on Sunday. British electronic band Clean Bandit also performed after the Grand Prix.
  • In 2023, six headline acts performed. Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Charlie Puth, Swedish House Mafia, Travis Scott and Ahmed Saad were the headline acts over the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend.
  • Alicia Keys, Martin Garrix and Pharrell Williams will headline the post-race concert at the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Further headline acts for Thursday and Friday are expected to be announced soon.
  • All tickets grant access to the nightly concerts, which happen on a dedicated concert stage near Turn 13. The concerts begin after qualifying on Saturday (which finishes at 21:00) and after the race on Sunday (which finishes at 22:00).

Fan Villages (Fanzones) at Jeddah Corniche Circuit

When there’s nothing interesting happening on the track, Jeddah Corniche Circuit’s two fan villages are the place to go for food, drink, merchandise and entertainment. The Main Fan Village is located behind the Main Grandstand, opposite the pits complex, while the Central Fan Village is located near the Central Grandstands, between Turns 7-10 (check the circuit map above). Local music acts will perform in the fan villages over the race weekend. The fan villages accommodate all ages, including rides, games and activities for children. A range of food and drink is available in the fan villages.

Been to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? Leave a comment with your trackside tips!

17 thoughts on “Trackside in Jeddah – 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix”

  1. Hello

    The ( Pit Lane Walk for ticketholders will take place at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Thursday March 16 from 15:00-16:30)

    Will be for any type of ticket or just the paddok club?

      1. Hello. I haven’t received my tick6yet. They were booked and confirmed in January. I hope i haven’t missed them

        1. I received an email saying that there is a delay in the issuance of e-tickets, should hopefully receive them soon🤞

        2. You need the app, and the tickets aren’t uploaded to the app until next week, which is SOON!! See you there.

        1. There are daily pit lane walks for Paddock Club. But the pit lane walk today should have been for any 3-day ticket holder. I apologise, something has been lost here in communication

      2. This is wrong. I’m currently stood at the gate to get in and they won’t let me in with a 3 day ticket. You have to buy another ticket on the website, although I’ve checked the website and there’s nothing on there about Thursday tickets

    1. Thanks for pointing this out Matthew, I updated the relevant posts. It was really hard to confirm this information. Not on the website or app. Had to check the social media posts to confirm

  2. Don’t come to pit Lane walk with a three-day ticket. You won’t be allowed entry.
    This event is poorly organised to say the least being on the ground

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