Welcome to this Total Motorsport live blog for Free Practice 1 from the F1 2023 Bahrain GP, as the new season of Formula 1 gets underway. This weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix marks the first round of the 2023 Formula 1 championship. Max Verstappen and Red Bull are the defending drivers’ and constructors’ champions.
Where to watch the 2023 F1 Bahrain GP?
For the 2023 F1 Bahrain GP, you can follow all the sessions live on Total-Motorsport.com, as we will have live blogs for FP1, FP2, FP3, qualifying and the race.
Fans in the USA will be able to catch qualifying on ESPN2 and the race on ESPN and ESPN+. Meanwhile, UK fans will be able to watch every session on Sky Sports F1.
Australian F1 fans can tune into Fox Sports to catch all the action, while Canadians will have to access TSN.
The 2023 Bahrain GP starts at 6pm local time in Doha, which is 3pm for those in the UK, and 10am for viewers on the east coast of the USA. On the US west coast it’s lights out at 7am.