Everything You Need To Know About The F1 Season Curtain-Raiser In Bahrain

When? How To Watch? Betting Odds? We've got you covered ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix
06:55, 16 Mar 2022

After a dramatic conclusion to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s thrilling title battle last season, anticipation is through the roof for the new campaign which roars back onto the grid this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about the curtain-raiser in Bahrain.


Sakhir Circuit, Bahrain.


Friday 18th

Practice 1: 12pm GMT

Practice 2: 3pm GMT

Saturday 19th

Practice 3: 12pm GMT

Qualifying: 3pm GMT

Sunday 20th

Race: 3pm GMT

How To Watch: 

UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports. The race will be shown on their Main Event and F1 channels, with coverage starting at 1.30pm. All three practice sessions and qualifying will also be shown live on the channel. Highlights will also be shown on Channel 4.


What The Say:

Lewis Hamilton, speaking to Sky Sports, on his respect for rival Max Verstappen ahead of the Bahrain GP:

“For me and Max, we’re seeing each other in the paddock, things are normal.

“We are two individual drivers who have a lot of common in the sense of how much we love doing what we do, driving.

“On the other side, we’re ruthless. He is ruthless, that’s how you have to be, I would imagine in business but hopefully with a bit of compassion.

“But we are fighters out there, there’s no friends on track.

“Some days we get it right, some days we get it wrong, but what’s important is when we get back out, we are human beings and we do keep respect.”

Betfred Race Winner (Driver) Odds:

  • Verstappen: 15/8

  • Hamilton: 5/2

  • Leclerc: 5/1

  • Sainz: 13/2

  • Russell: 10/1

Betfred Race Winner (Team) Odds:

  • Red Bull: 6/4

  • Mercedes: 7/4

  • Ferrari: 5/2

  • McClaren: 16/1

  • Alpine: 40/1

Betfred Bahrain Grand Prix Markets*

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