Bahrain Grand Prix preview

Bahrain Grand Prix preview

Hey, you, it's race week! The first Grand Prix of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship starts tomorrow in Bahrain and here's everything you need to know.

Times (local track time)

  • Free Practice 1: Friday, 14:30 - 15:30
  • Free Practice 2: Friday, 18:00 - 19:00
  • Free Practice 3: Saturday, 14:30 - 15:30
  • Qualifying: Saturday, 18:00 - 19:00
  • Bahrain Grand Prix: Sunday, 18:00

Where to watch

You can watch all sessions live, including pre and post-qualifying-and-race shows if you have an F1TV Pro subscription. F1TV Access subscribers can watch the sessions days after they happen.

For your local broadcasters, check this link.

What to expect

Being the first race of the season, it means we will get to see every team's real performance following testing last week, putting an end to all speculations and guessing.

If you remember last season, Charles Leclerc had a strong start and gave Ferrari fans hopes that it would be their year. However, things started to fall down for the Monegasque and Red Bull's superiority started to show, with the team claiming both championships together with Max Verstappen. However, it remains to be seen whether they will keep their momentum, or if we'll see any surprise from Ferrari or other teams further back.

If you want to learn more about previous winners, happenings, and history of this Grand Prix, read our feature here.