2023 F1 Qatar Grand Prix - Sprint Showdown LIVE.

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2023 F1 Qatar Grand Prix – Sprint Showdown LIVE.

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Follow the Live Updates of the F1 Qatar Grand Prix Sprint Showdown. Stay tuned for all the action unfolding at the Lusail International Circuit.

The 17th round of the Formula 1 season is set in Qatar, and the prestigious Lusail International Circuit is the epicenter of the event.

Qatar makes a return to the calendar after its debut in 2021, having missed a spot on last year’s schedule.

Max Verstappen, poised with a strong chance of clinching the Drivers’ Championship, stands on the brink of achieving this milestone in today’s Sprint race.

But before the high-octane shorter race kicks off, the grid needs to be established. Drivers will engage in a session of blistering laps, navigating the twists and turns of the Lusail track.

Below, we present our dedicated live blog and live timing hub; times update automatically during the session, ensuring you’re always in the loop.

In the blog, we’ll furnish you with the most recent highlights from the Sprint Showdown in Qatar. Easily switch between live timing and the live blog using the tabs provided.

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Stroll’s Frustration Takes Center Stage Yesterday, one of the most notable moments was Lance Stroll’s visible frustration after his early exit from qualifying. It was a clear indication of the immense pressure he’s currently facing.

READ: Pressure Mounts on Stroll After Outburst in Qatar Garage Posted on October 7th at 07:43

Norris’s Potential Move to Red Bull While we eagerly await the start of the session, let’s dive into some intriguing driver news.

Rumors have persistently linked Lando Norris with a future move to Red Bull, and a current driver asserts that there’s genuine interest.

READ: Norris Holds ‘Open Invitation’ for Red Bull Switch Posted on October 7th at 07:31

A Timely Reminder of the Delay Under the usual schedule, the Sprint Shootout would be commencing in just 30 minutes. However, it’s worth noting that the session has been postponed by 20 minutes. This adjustment stems from a 10-minute ‘familiarization session’ granted to drivers due to track limit alterations.

Posted on October 7th at 07:23

Hamilton Commends Verstappen’s Stellar Performance Max Verstappen has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance this year, earning commendation from his former rival Lewis Hamilton.

READ: Hamilton Applauds Verstappen’s ‘Flawless’ Campaign

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Concerns Arise Over Tyres Leading up to the weekend, there was significant attention on the kerbs, with Yuki Tsunoda going as far as to label them a ‘floor destroyer’.

However, valid worries emerged after Friday’s on-track activities, as both the FIA and Pirelli identified tire damage throughout the field.

Both parties agree that additional laps, especially over an extended race period, could lead to ‘circumferential damage of the tires with subsequent air loss’.

READ: FIA Affirms Major Tire Safety Concerns Prompt Qatar GP Adjustments

Posted on October 7th at 07:06

Revised Schedule Due to concerns regarding tire behavior over the kerbs, there have been slight adjustments to the schedule, particularly at Turns 12 and 13.

At 16:00 local time in Qatar, a 10-minute ‘familiarization session’ will take place before the Sprint Shootout commences at 16:20.

The starting time for the sprint race itself, set for 18:00, remains unchanged.
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