Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Bahrain Grand Prix 2023

Bahrain GP weather: What's in store at Sakhir?

F1 teams and drivers are in for a warm and dry weekend for the first Grand Prix of 2023.

XPB 1190499 Hi Res
To news overview © XPBimages

Bahrain was chosen as Formula 1's venue of choice for pre-season testing thanks largely to the consistency of its warm and dry climate at this time of year, and the circus can expect more of the same during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

According to our friends at Weeronline.nl, maximum temperatures over the three days of on-track action will range from 26 to 29 degrees Celsius.

Sunday's race does not start until 18:00 local time, meaning temperatures will have cooled to around 23 degrees Celsius.

Despite the Bahrain International Circuit being located in a desert environment, there is not expected to be any significant wind throughout the weekend, reducing the possibility of sand being blown onto the track.

Notably, there has not been a single wet session across any of the 19 previous editions of the Bahrain Grand Prix, and that streak seems set to continue in 2023.

Also interesting:

Ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, RacingNews365.com journalists Dieter Rencken and Michael Butterworth analyse where each of the F1 teams stands after pre-season testing.

F1 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


LATEST Alonso reacts to Hamilton comments: 'He has a short memory!'