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Bahrain Grand Prix: Schedule, start time, weather forecast, lap record & more

All of the key information you'll need ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix as the 2024 season opener approaches.


Bahrain International Circuit is the home of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The first time the F1 was held there was 4th April 2004, making history as the first Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East.

Bahrain Grand Prix session schedule

Practice, qualifying & race times

Thursday 29th February

FP1: 14:30 [11:30 UK]
FP2: 18:00 [15:00 UK]

Friday 1st March

FP3: 15:30 [12:30 UK]
Qualifying: 19:00 [16:00 UK]

Saturday 2nd March

Race: 18:00 [15:00 UK]

How to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix & TV channel

The entire Bahrain Grand Prix race weekend will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights of the race will be available on Channel 4 at 19:50 on Saturday.

Last year's Bahrain Grand Prix winner

1st - Max Verstappen [Red Bull]
2nd - Sergio Perez [Red Bull]
3rd - Fernando Alonso [Aston Martin]

Most wins of the Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the most wins of the Bahrain Grand Prix with five, while the constructor with the most wins is Ferrari, who have taken first place seven times.

Bahrain Grand Prix lap length

Bahrain International Circuit has a lap length of 5.412km (3.363mi).

Bahrain Grand Prix Lap Record

The lap record at Bahrain International Circuit is 1:31.447, it was set in 2005 by Pedro de la Rosa of McLaren.

Bahrain Grand Prix Average Track Temperature

The average track temperature on a race day in Bahrain is 33-37°C.

However, it is worth noting that as Bahrain is an evening race, the track tends to cool off as the race goes on.

Bahrain Grand Prix Weather Forecast

The weather in Bahrain is expected to be sunny but windy, with temperatures in the low 20°C’s and gusts of 25mph for the drivers to compete with.

There is no rain expected, continuing the theme that there has never been a rainy session during a Grand Prix weekend in the Gulf country.

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