Straight off the again of pre-season testing, F1 stays in Bahrain for the opening grand prix of a 23-race season which concludes in Abu Dhabi in late November.
Purple Bull impressed on the three-day take a look at, that means it’s as much as the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes to take the problem to the reigning world champions.
Aston Martin and Alpine additionally caught the attention throughout testing, however it was powerful going for McLaren who struggled for reliability and performance.
McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Williams’ Logan Sargeant will make their F1 race debuts in Bahrain, whereas Nyck de Vries begins his rookie F1 marketing campaign with AlphaTauri and Nico Hulkenberg returns to the sequence at Haas following three years on the sidelines.
Felipe Drugovich may additionally make his F1 race debut this weekend if he needs to stand in for the injured Lance Stroll at Aston Martin. The Brazilian took half within the pre-season take a look at alongside new signing Fernando Alonso in Stroll’s absence on account of a coaching accident on a bicycle.
Felipe Drugovich, Aston Martin AMR23
Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images
Full 2023 Abu Dhabi GP session timings
Friday third March 2023
Free Apply 1: 11:30am-12:30pm GMT (2:30pm-3:30pm native)
Free Apply 2: 3:00pm-4:00pm GMT (6:00pm-7:00pm native)
Saturday 4th March 2023
Free Apply 3: 11:30am-12:30pm GMT (2:30pm-3:30pm native)
Qualifying: 3:00pm-4:00pm GMT (6:00pm-7:00pm native)
Sunday fifth March 2023
Race: 3:00pm GMT (6:00pm native)
How can I watch Components 1?
In the UK Components 1 is just broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities, with highlights proven on Channel 4 a number of hours after the race has completed. Dwell streaming by means of NOW can also be out there within the UK.
Sky Sports activities F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, may be added as a part of the Sky Sports activities channels which prices £24 a month for brand new prospects. Sky Sports activities may also be accessed by means of NOW with a one-off day fee of £11.98p or a month membership of £34.99p monthly.
Followers wanting to observe the race free of charge must wait till the Saturday evening (qualifying) or Sunday evening (race) to see the highlights on Channel 4.
How can I watch the Bahrain GP?
- Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD and Sky Sports activities Major Occasion
- Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
- Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports activities has stay and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 Bahrain GP race ranging from 1:30pm on Sky Sports activities F1 and a pair of:00pm on Sky Sports activities Major Occasion forward of lights out at 3:00pm.
Carlos Sainz, Ferrari SF-23
Picture by: Ferrari
When can I watch the Bahrain GP highlights?
- Channel: Channel 4
- Begin time: Qualifying – 7:30pm Saturday, Race – 9:00pm Sunday
Channel 4 has the rights to point out the Bahrain GP highlights of qualifying and the complete grand prix.
Will the Bahrain GP be on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season shall be out there on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell or 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional stations and by way of the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Bahrain GP will begin at 2:45pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional and the BBC Sounds app.
Climate forecast for the Bahrain GP
The Bahrain Worldwide Circuit is about for heat and sunny situations all through the race weekend, with a low probability of rain. Highs of 26 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race.
Most F1 Bahrain GP wins
Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins (2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Sebastian Vettel: 4 wins (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018)
Fernando Alonso: 3 wins (2005, 2006, 2010)
Felipe Massa: 2 wins (2007, 2008)