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2022 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix: When And How To Watch The Opening Race

2022 is going to be a great year for the F1. Not only is Lewis Hamilton firing on all cylinders to take down Max Verstappen, but thanks to one of the largest regulation changes in the sport’s history, we’re going to see a much more level playing field.

A cost cap has also been brought in, meaning the likes of Red Bull and Mercedes won’t be able to spend multiples of what the smaller teams like Williams and Haas have budgeted. On top of this, Drive to Survive has scooped up so many new fans, that the F1 could explode on social media, and I’m so excited to see fans’ reactions throughout the season.

But to react to it, you’ve first got to see it. So how can you watch the opening race of the 2022 F1 season, the Bahrain Grand Prix? And what time does the racing start?

When To Watch The Bahrain Grand Prix

The Bahrain Grand Prix begins tomorrow, Friday March 18, and ends the following Sunday. Here are the timings for each day:

Friday March 18

  • Practice 1: 12pm – 1pm GMT
  • Practice 2: 3pm – 4pm GMT

Saturday March 19

  • Practice 3: 12pm – 1pm GMT
  • Qualifying: 3pm – 4pm GMT

Sunday March 20

  • Race: 3pm – 5pm GMT

All Timezones

FP1 12:00 13:00 8:00 5:00 23:00 21:00 17:30
FP2 15:00 16:00 11:00 8:00 02:00¹ 00:00¹ 20:30
FP3 12:00 13:00 8:00 5:00 23:00 21:00 17:30
Qualifying 15:00 16:00 11:00 8:00 02:00¹ 00:00¹ 20:30
Race 15:00 16:00 11:00 8:00 02:00¹ 00:00¹ 20:30

How Can I Watch The Bahrain Grand Prix?

Everything is available to watch through Sky Sports. The standard Sky Sports package is available for £25 per month to existing customers. New customers can join for £46 per month. But Sky has an F1 package which costs £18 per month for existing customers.

Take a look at what’s available here.

Live coverage is also available via NowTV, which is £20 per month, and SkyGo for existing Sky customers.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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