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Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2024

When does the 2024 F1 Bahrain GP start?

Following an extensive off-season and last week's pre-season testing, the 2024 season commences with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Discover the race start time on Saturday in this comprehensive guide.

The 2024 Formula 1 season officially kicks off at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday.

After pre-season testing gave a glimpse into the performance of the teams, we will have a better overview of the pecking order after this first race of the season. Which drivers will be able to challenge current World Champion Max Verstappen?

When is the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix?

The 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix will be held from February 29-March 2. Due to Ramadan and the scheduling of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the race will take place on Saturday.

How many laps is the Bahrain GP?

The race will take in 57 laps of the 5.412km Bahrain International Circuit, with a maximum race time of two hours.

What time does the Bahrain GP start?

The Bahrain Grand Prix will start at 18:00 local time [15:00 UK] during twilight hours, as the sun sets and the circuit flood lights switch on for the night race.

Below are the start times for the Bahrain GP for various world time zones.

2024 F1 Bahrain GP race start times

Timezone Race start time
Pacific Daylight Time 08:00
Central Daylight Time 10:00
Eastern Daylight Time 11:00
Brasilia Time 12:00
Greenwich Mean Time 15:00
Central European Time 16:00
Gulf Standard Time 19:00
India Standard Time 20:30
Western Indonesian Time 22:00
China Standard Time 23:00
Korea Standard Time 00:00 [Sunday]
Australian Eastern Standard Time 01:00 [Sunday]
New Zealand Time 04:00 [Sunday]

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