Session times for 2023 F1 Bahrain GP

Find out when the 2023 Bahrain GP takes place, including the F1 session times for practice, qualifying and the race


The wait is almost over as the 2023 F1 season is almost upon us with the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix, so make sure you know all of the session times for the first Formula 1 event of the campaign. 

The 2023 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix will be held at the Bahrain international Circuit, a 5.4km track designed by Hermann Tilke, over the weekend of March 3-5, 2023.

Current F1 champions Red Bull look like they are the team to beat after F1 testing, with Ferrari again their closest rivals, as Max Verstappen aims to make it three drivers’ titles in succession. 

Mercedes, although they have addressed many of their issues from last season, could face a challenge to remain in the top three from a resurgent Aston Martin

The Bahrain GP is a 57 lap race with Charles Leclerc leading a Ferrari one-two in the 2022 edition. 

Bahrain International Circuit | Formula 1

What time is the 2023 Bahrain GP?

The 2023 Bahrain GP will begin at 18:00 local time on Sunday – 15:00 in the UK and 10:00 EST in the USA. 

DateSessionLocalUK (GMT)US (EST)US (PST)Aus. (AEDT)
Mar 3Practice 114:3011:3006:3003:3022:30
Mar 3Practice 218:0015:0010:0007:0002:00*
Mar 4Practice 314:3011:3006:3003:3022:30
Mar 4Qualifying18:0015:0010:0007:0002:00*
Mar 5Grand Prix18:0015:0010:0007:0002:00*
*Denotes following day

Where can I watch the 2023 Bahrain GP?

For viewers in the UK, all the practice sessions, qualifying and the race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, if you are in the USA every session will be shown across ESPN

F1 fans in Australia will be able to catch all the action on Fox Sports, while those in Canada can watch on TSN

Sergio Perez in action during 2023 pre-season testing in Bahrain | Red Bull Content Pool
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