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Good evening and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments surrounding the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia.

Have fun!

  • Hamilton leads

  • Verstappen third

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    how Verstappen can take the title

  • View the live stand here

With these results Max Verstappen can become world champion tonight.

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LIGHTS OUT IN JEDDAH!⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ #SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places17: 35 - December 5, 2021

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49 more rounds -

The standings:

  • Hamilton

  • bottas

  • Verstappen

  • Leclerc

  • Perez

  • norris

  • Ocon

  • gasly

  • Ricciardo

  • Alonso

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    49 more rounds

    - Verstappen keeps up with Bottas, but is too far to attack.

    The first round passed without yellow flags.

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    START -

    Amazingly no incidents in the first corner.

    Hamilton leads ahead of Bottas and Verstappen.

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    Verstappen remains third, the top three is unchanged. 

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    Warm-up lap

    - The cars roll up the grid.

    A potentially historic race is about to begin.

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    -up round - The warm-up round is in Jeddah!

    All drivers move from place to place.

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    The mechanics walk off the grid.

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    The circuit in Jeddah is beautiful.

    The show before the show 🤩 #SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 #F1


    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places17: 26 - December 5, 2021

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    The starting grid for the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia:

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

  • Sergio Perez (Red Bull)

  • Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)

  • Lando Norris (McLaren)

  • Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)

  • Esteban Ocon (Alpine)

  • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)

  • Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)

  • Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)

  • Fernando Alonso (Alpine)

  • George Russell (Williams)

  • Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

  • Nicholas Latifi (Williams)

  • Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)

  • Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)

  • Mick Schumacher (Haas F1)

  • Nikita Mazepin (Haas F1)

  • in 3 days

    7 minutes left until the start

    - If Hamilton finishes in the top five tonight, Max Verstappen can

    not become

    world champion yet.

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    Final preparations 📝 Bulls starting P3 + P5 for the #SaudiArabianGP 🏁


    AuthorRed Bull Racing HondaMoment of places17: 21 - December 5, 2021

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    in 3 days

    12 more minutes to the start

    - The drivers put on their helmets and climb into their cars.

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    Will Max Verstappen become world champion?

    • Yes, tonight in Saudi Arabia

    • Yes, next week in Abu Dhabi

    • No, Hamilton takes the title

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    Moving image of Max Verstappen on his way to the grid.

    He does it!💪 @Max33Verstappen has successfully completed his warm-up lap...all gears have been tapped 🙂 #ZiggoSport #F1 #SaudiArabianGP


    AuthorZiggo Sport RacingMoment of places17: 04 - December 5, 2021

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    It's grid-forming time!The pit lane is open and drivers are lining up for our first ever race in Jeddah 🌃 #SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 #RoadToF1


    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places17: 01 - December 5, 2021

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    Red Bull: "Does everything feel okay?"

    Verstappen: "Sure, everything is fine."

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    Verstappen arrives safely on the grid.

    Everything seems to work fine.

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    Verstappen is already looking for the limit on the way to the grid.

    On Max's outlap...


    AuthorMattzel89Moment of places16: 55 - December 5, 2021

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    40 minutes to go

    - The pit lane is open and the drivers move to their starting positions.

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    Remembering a great man, Sir Frank Williams


    AuthorWilliams RacingMoment of places16: 46 - December 5, 2021

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    Definitely no new gearbox Verstappen: Dutchman starts third

    Max Verstappen starts the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia definitively from third place.

    Red Bull does not have to change the gearbox of the Dutchman after his crash yesterday, so he does not receive a grid penalty either.

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    Formula 1 teams reflect on the death of Frank Williams.

    The former team principal passed away a week ago at the age of 79.

    Ahead of lights out, the whole paddock comes together to celebrate a true legend of Formula 1Drivers, team members and world champions stand together for a minute of silence for the one and only Sir Frank Williams ❤️ #F1


    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places16: 27 - December 5, 2021

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    Chaos during Formula 2 race in Jeddah

    The Formula 2 race in Jeddah has just been very chaotic.

    The race was halted shortly after the start due to a serious crash for Théo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi.

    Both drivers have been taken to hospital, but are conscious.

    Shortly after the race resumed, it had to be stopped again due to an accident.

    This time Guilherme Samaia and Olli Caldwell were involved.

    Both drivers were uninjured, but there was no time left to catch up on the race.

    Oscar Piastri was declared the winner.

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