F1 Qatar GP race weekend: Podium predictions, weather projections, circuit information, start time and more

Formula 1 is up and running again as we head on to the Lusail circuit for the Qatar GP. As only six races remain this season with a maximum of 180 points up for grabs, this weekend will be different from usual.

The one and only Max Verstappen is a fan favorite again this weekend, as he is a step away from winning his third championship in the Formula 1 World Championship battle of 2023. Many F1 pundits also believe that the fast-improving McLaren and Lando Norris can take up the fight against Verstappen and win the race instead.

What are the podium predictions for Qatar GP 2023?

Max Verstappen is the name on everyone’s lips this weekend, as the Dutch Red Bull is on his way to another dominant championship this year. He is miles ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, who can only watch in vain, as Max Verstappen needs only 3 points from the Qatar GP to be crowned a three-time world champion.

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In spite of all the love and euphoria surrounding Max’s win, there are still chances that McLaren and Mercedes may battle it out with ‘Super Max’ to get the win this weekend. Ferrari also has gotten ahead of their troubles in tyre management during the Japanese GP and such conditions may as well be a treat to viewers eyes with a exhilarating race and lot of overtakes.

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What is the weather projections for Qatar GP 2023?

The weather predictions for the Qatar GP seem to be out of trouble as both Friday and Saturday will be cloudy and the final race may not any kind of disruption due to bad weather or rainy conditions.

Explaining the circuit information

The Lusail International Circuit is a part of Formula 1 since 2021 and Lewis Hamilton was the first to leave his mark on this 5.4mkm long purpose built race track. The circuit has 16 corners and 1 DRS zone making it extremely difficult to overtake on during races. Usually the race is of 57 laps and the overtaking corners are T1. There are 52 gear changes per lap on an average and overall the track has medium to high speed corners.

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The track record set by Lewis Hamilton in 2021 is 1:20:827, with the highest speed being available on the track almost equal to 324km/h and slowest corner being 95km/h.

When does Qatar Grand Prix 2023 begin?

Qatar GP qualifying will start on Friday at 20:00 track time and the nest day, Saturday, will be Sprint Shootout which decides the positions for starting the Sprint Race on Saturday night. Later on the official schedule suggests that Race will start from 20:00 according to track time on 8th October, Sunday.

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What are your predictions for the Qatar GP? Make sure to tell us in the comments section.


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