The build-up to the 2021 Formula 1 seasons starts in earnest this weekend as the teams and drivers head to Bahrain for winter testing where they will find out what their work over the break since December fares on track.
This year, the teams have moved from their usual base in Barcelona to the Bahrain International Circuit, and instead of the usual six days the testing has been condensed into just one weekend meaning the competitors have a shortened window to get all the information they need.
All the teams and drivers will be in action over the three days, with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes expected to once more lead the way with eyes also on the chasing pack of Red Bull and Max Verstappen, the new Aston Martin team as well as McLaren and Ferrari.
RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our winter testing live blog HERE.
We will also have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the testing session and the build-up to the 2021 season opener in Bahrain.
Where to watch F1 winter testing LIVE
Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain will atek place from Friday March 12 2021 to Sunday March 14 2021, with a morning and afternoon session on each day where drivers will get a chance to test out their new machinery.
The morning session runs from 7am-11am UK time, with a one hour break before the cars hit the track once more for the afternoon session from 12pm to 4pm.
Sky Sports F1 will be broadcasting coverage live from the track from 6:50am GMT each morning, and will run post-session analysis each day live on the channel.
Below is a broadcast schedule for Sky Sports F1’s winter testing coverage.
Friday, March 12
|6:50am-11:05am||Day One Morning Session|
|11:55am- 4:10pm||Day One Afternoon Session|
|8pm||Testing Wrap- Day One|
|8:15pm||Ted's Testing Notebook- Day One|
Saturday, March 13
|6:50am-11:05am||Day Two Morning Session|
|11:55am- 4:10pm||Day Two Afternoon Session|
|8pm||Testing Wrap- Day Two|
|8:15pm||Ted's Testing Notebook- Day Two|
Sunday, March 14
|6:50am-11:05am||Day Three Morning Session|
|11:55am- 4:10pm||Day Three Afternoon Session|
|8pm||Testing Wrap- Day Three|
|8:15pm||Ted's Testing Notebook- Day Three|
F1 TV Pro
You can also watch all of the sessions live on Formula 1’s own F1 TV Pro service live stream.
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