Testing is over, the cars are set, and the drivers are ready to go for lights out for the 2023 F1 season at the 2023 Bahrain GP.
After a three-month break, the teams return to the grid once more for a new season, with the chasing pack eager to close the gap to Red Bull and Max Verstappen at the front of the grid.
Testing this week at the same circuit has thrown up some interesting storylines, with Ferrari and Mercedes both set to push the champions hard once again and Aston Martin looking like a genuine competitive force with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel.
Here is how to follow all the action live.
When is the Bahrain GP 2023?
The 2023 Bahrain GP will take place on the weekend of March 3 to March 5.
The pre-race media sessions will take place on Thursday, with Practice 1 and Practice 2 on Friday. Practice 3 and Qualifying will be on Saturday, followed by the race on Sunday evening under the floodlights at the Bahrain International Circuit.
|Date||Session||UK Time (GMT)||US (ET)||US (PT)|
|Fri. Mar 3||Practice 1||11:30||06:30||03:30|
|Fri. Mar 3||Practice 2||15:00||10:00||07:00|
|Sat. Mar 4||Practice 3||11:30||06:30||03:30|
|Sat. Mar 4||Qualifying||15:00||10:00||07:00|
|Sun. Mar 5||Race||15:00||10:00||07:00|
How to watch the 2023 Bahrain GP in the UK?
Coverage in the UK will be provided by Sky Sports F1, with every single session being shown live as it happens from Sakhir. For the race itself, David Croft and Martin Brundle will be back on commentary for 2023.
Channel 4 will have highlights of both qualifying, and the race, with coverage of Saturday’s qualifying being shown at 18:30 on Saturday evening and highlights of the race itself at 18:30 on Sunday evening. You can also watch race highlights on Channel 4’s All 4 on streaming service.
You can follow live radio coverage of the 2023 Bahrain GP on BBC Radio 5 Live. Commentary comes from Jack Nicholls and Jennie Gow, plus ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer starts at 14:45.
How to watch the 2023 Bahrain GP in the USA?
ESPN will have exclusive live coverage of every session from the 2023 Bahrain GP which is available to subscribers. ESPNU will have coverage of Practice 1 with Practice 2 on Friday moving to ESPN2, along with Saturday’s Practice 3 session and Qualifying. The Race will be live on ESPN, with ESPN Deportes having Spanish language coverage for viewers in the United States.
How to watch the 2023 Bahrain GP in Australia?
In Australia, every session from the Bahrain GP will be shown through Fox Sports 506 which is available via Foxtel. Highlights can be found on 10 Bold on Monday evening after the race. Every race will also be streamed live as it happens via Kayo Sports.