The wait is almost over as the 2022 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix heralds the start of the new F1 season, so make sure you know where to watch the Bahrain GP on TV in the UK, USA and Australia.
Reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion Max Verstappen is favourite for the race after he topped the testing timesheet, as Red Bull proved that they once again have a car which will be challenging for the championships. Meanwhile his 2021 rival Lewis Hamilton has already admitted that Mercedes will not be challenging for the win in Bahrain.
Ferrari looked strong in both tests – Barcelona and Bahrain – so will expect to be fighting for victory, while McLaren, Aston Martin and Alpine all had less than smooth outings. Then we come to Haas who have gone through a ton of upheaval over the winter, removing their title sponsor and replacing Nikita Mazepin with Kevin Magnussen.
When is the Bahrain GP 2022?
The 2022 Bahrain GP will take place over the weekend of March 18 to March 20. In a slight change to previous F1 weekends, the media sessions will take place on Friday along with Practice 1 and Practice 2. Practice 3 and Qualifying will be on Saturday’s as usual, and the Race will take place on Sunday.
|Date||Session||UK Time (GMT)||US Time (EDT)||US Time (PST)|
|Fri. March 18||Practice 1||12:00-13:00||08:00-09:00||05:00-06:00|
|Fri. March 18||Practice 2||15:00-16:00||11:00-12:00||08:00-09:00|
|Sat. March 19||Practice 3||12:00-13:00||08:00-09:00||05:00-06:00|
|Sat. March 19||Qualifying||15:00-16:00||11:00-12:00||08:00-09:00|
|Sun. March 20||Race||15:00-17:00||11:00-13:00||08:00-10:00|
How to watch the F1 2022 Bahrain GP in the UK?
In the UK, coverage of the 2022 Bahrain GP will be provided by Sky Sports F1 with every single session being shown live as it happens from the Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain. For the race itself, you can join David Croft and Martin Brundle on commentary.
Channel 4 will be showing highlights of both qualifying, and the race, with coverage of Saturday’s qualifying being shown at 19:30 GMT on Saturday evening and highlights of the race itself at 19:30 GMT 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 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live. Commentary comes from Jack Nicholls and Jennie Gow, plus ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer starts at 14:30 GMT.
How to watch the F1 2022 Bahrain GP in the USA?
ESPN will carry exclusive live coverage of every session from the 2022 Bahrain GP which is available to subscribers. ESPN2 will have coverage of Practice 1 on Friday, with Practice 2 switching to ESPNEWS/ESPN3. Saturday’s Practice 3 session will be on ESPN2, with Qualifying switching to ESPNEWS/ESPN3. The race will be live on ESPN, with ESPN Deportes having Spanish language coverage of the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix for viewers in the United States.
How to watch the F1 2022 Bahrain GP in Australia?
In Australia, every session from the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix will be shown through Fox Sports 506 which is available via Foxtel. Highlights can be found on Channel 10 on Monday evening after the Bahrain GP. Every race will also be streamed live as it happens from Bahrain via Kayo Sports.
|Fri. March 18||Practice 1||23:00-00:00|
|Sat. March 19||Practice 2||02:00-03:00|
|Sat. March 19||Practice 3||23:00-00:00|
|Sun. March 20||Qualifying||02:00-03:00|
|Mon. March 21||Race||02:00-04:00|