Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 returns to action this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start the 2021 F1 season opener from pole position, ahead of the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Charles Leclerc will line up fourth on the grid for Ferrari, ahead of an equally impressive Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri.

When is the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix? 

The Bahrain Grand Prix will be held on March 28 at the Bahrain International Circuit south of Manama.

  • Date: Sunday, March 28, 2020 
  • Start time: 18:00 local time / 17:00 CEST / 16:00 BST / 15:00 GMT / 11:00 ET / 8:00 PT / 00:00 JST (Monday) / 2:00 AEDT (Monday) / 20:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

How can I watch the Bahrain Grand Prix?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • UK - Sky Sports F1
  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS

Americas

  • USA - ESPN
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream the Bahrain Grand Prix?

Viewers can subscribe to F1 TV in selected countries to stream the race on a device of their choice.

Sky Sports and Movistar also offer their own live streaming service in the UK and Spain respectively.

Bahrain Grand Prix - Starting grid

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'28.997
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'29.385 0.388
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'29.586 0.589
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'29.678 0.681
5 10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'29.809 0.812
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'29.927 0.930
7 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'29.974 0.977
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari 1'30.215 1.218
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'30.249 1.252
10 18 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'30.601 1.604
11 11 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'30.659 1.662
12 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'30.708 1.711
13 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'31.203 2.206
14 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'31.238 2.241
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'33.430 4.433
16 31 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'31.724 2.727
17 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'31.936 2.939
18 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'32.056 3.059
19 47 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'32.449 3.452
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
Haas 1'33.273 4.276
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