Welcome to the Total Motorsport live blog for the first race of the 2023 F1 season at the Bahrain GP! Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez secured a front-row lockout for the reigning champions during qualifying, with Ferrari settling for third with Charles Leclerc, but can one of the Scuderia or the breakout Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso chase them down?
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 can to catch catch 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.