What time does the Bahrain GP start?

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The Bahrain GP 2024 is set to ignite the Formula 1 season with an exhilarating race at the Bahrain International Circuit. Fans worldwide are gearing up for the season opener, and it’s essential to know the Bahrain GP 2024 start time in your locale to catch every thrilling moment of the race.

Leading the grid, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen clinched pole position, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc gearing up right beside him on the front row, setting the scene for an epic battle at the Bahrain GP 2024. Verstappen outpaced Leclerc by a narrow margin of two-tenths, showcasing his readiness to dominate the 2024 season from the get-go.

The competition was fierce, with George Russell from Mercedes narrowly securing the third spot over Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz by just two-hundredths of a second. Meanwhile, Sergio Perez from Red Bull locked in the top five positions but trailed behind his teammate Verstappen by almost four-tenths.

McLaren faced the anticipated challenges head-on, with both cars making it to the final session but ultimately settling for seventh and eighth positions, sandwiched between Fernando Alonso and ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton himself had a tough run, needing significant lap improvements to break into the top 10 shootout, only outpacing Nico Hulkenberg in the end.

Start time for F1 2024 Bahrain GP

CountryBahrain GP 2024 Start Time
BahrainMarch 2, 18:00
UKMarch 2, 15:00
Canada (ET/PT)March 2, 10:00 / 07:00
USA (ET/PT)March 2, 10:00/ 07:00
IrelandMarch 2, 15:00
Australia (AEDT)March 3, 02:00
South AfricaMarch 2, 17:00
New ZealandMarch 3, 04:00
EU (CET)March 2, 16:00

What is the UK start time for the 2024 Bahrain GP?

The UK start time for the 2024 Bahrain GP is 15:00 (3:00 PM) on Saturday, March 2nd​​, with the race being broadcast live on Sky Sports F1. 

What is the US start time for the 2024 Bahrain GP?

The start time for the 2024 Bahrain GP in the USA, specifically for the Eastern Time Zone (ET), is 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 2nd, and for the Pacific Time Zone (PT), is 7:00 AM. 

Why is the 2024 F1 Bahrain GP on Saturday?

The 2024 F1 Bahrain GP is scheduled on a Saturday to accommodate the holy month of Ramadan, which takes place from March 10 to April 9, 2024. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world engage in fasting, prayer, and reflection, which influences the scheduling of major sporting events to ensure they do not occur during this period. 

Holding the Bahrain GP on a Saturday, before Ramadan begins, aligns with this consideration, ensuring the event respects the cultural and religious practices of the period. This adjustment reflects Formula 1‘s flexibility and respect for global cultural and religious events.

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