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Bahrain pre-season test 2022

How to follow the Bahrain F1 test live

Formula 1 is back on television for the first time since December's controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the cars take to the track for testing in Bahrain.

Formula 1 cars will return to television screens this week (10-12 March) for the second test of pre-season, this time from the hot and often sand-swept Bahrain International Circuit.

Unlike the first pre-season test in Barcelona, all the action from Bahrain will be broadcast live with FOM freeing the cameras from their winter covers to bring fans closer to the action once again.

It will also be the first chance for many fans to see how the sport's new 2022 cars look on track following the winter regulation change that has dramatically transformed the sport's machines.

There are plenty of ways to follow the action and, as always, every on- and off-track development from the Barcelona F1 test can be followed at RacingNews365.com.

We will be trackside in Bahrain before, during and after the test days, to provide you with the latest news, updates, reports, exclusive interviews and much more.

We will also be running a live blog throughout, providing you with immediate coverage of red flags, fastest laps and word from the teams.

When is testing on?

Testing from Bahrain will run for three days from Thursday (10 March) to Saturday (12 March).

It will comprise six four-hour-long sessions, three in the morning and three in the afternoon, spread evenly over the three days.

The morning sessions will start a 07:00 GMT and will end at 11:00 GMT for a quick lunch break.

The afternoon sessions will run from 12:00 GMT to 16:00 GMT, just after sunset in Bahrain.

Where can I watch the F1 test days live?

Unlike in Barcelona, testing from Bahrain will be broadcast live in the UK and Ireland via Sky Sports F1.

On each of the three days, the broadcast will begin 10 minutes before each four-hour testing session and conclude 10 minutes afterwards.

That means that, other than a short break to the broadcast between 11:10GMT and 11:50GMT, testing will be live for Sky customers between 06:50 GMT and 16:10 GMT on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,

Who will come out on top?

For now, the answer to that question remains a mystery, but the Bahrain test is expected to offer fans the best picture yet as to how the 2022 season may pan out.

Ferrari and McLaren were the stars of testing in Barcelona but Mercedes and Red Bull grew in pace over the three days, ending the event on top.

Williams and AlphaTauri also impressed during a test that most teams confessed was more about mileage than pace.

But Haas, Alpine and Alfa Romeo struggled and will be looking to use their time in Bahrain to prove to fans and sponsors that their Barcelona niggles have been cured.

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