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What time does the Bahrain GP start today and how can I watch the race?

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The Bahrain Grand Prix kicks off the 2022 Formula 1 season this weekend.

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 world title in controversial circumstances, leaving the Mercedes driver with plenty to fight for when things get underway on Sunday.

However, he starts on the back foot in his Mercedes and still finds the pace with his Red Bull rivals.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc starts from pole position after an impressive drive in qualifying with Verstappen second. Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz is third with Sergio Pérez fourth in sister Red Bull. Hamilton’s season starts from fifth place.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is the Bahrain Grand Prix?

The Bahrain Grand Prix kicks off the 2022 F1 season, with the race at the Sakhir circuit on Sunday 20 March.

Practice 1 and 2 took place on Friday March 18, while the last practice session and qualifying followed on Saturday March 19.

What time does it start?

The race will start at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

How can I see it?

Viewers in the UK can watch the Bahrain Grand Prix live on sky sports. The race will be broadcast on the Main Event and F1 channels, with coverage starting at 1:30pm GMT.

The channel will also show live coverage of all three practice sessions and qualifying, while subscribers can stream all the action via the Sky Go app.

UK highlights will be shown on Channel 4, with an extended program starting at 7:30pm GMT on Sunday 20th March.

Who won last year?

Lewis Hamilton struck the opening blow of his season-long battle with Max Verstappen, beating his eventual title rival, but in a sign of things to come, it was an exciting race not without drama.


Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 9/4

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 5/16

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 5/28

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 9/1

George Russell (Mercedes) 10/1

Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 20/1

Lando Norris (McLaren) 1/28

All other drivers 50/1 or more

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