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Bahrain Grand Prix 2022

What time does the 2022 Bahrain GP start?

Formula 1's new era kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here is everything you need to know about what time the race starts on Sunday.

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Formula 1 returns to action this weekend as the 2022 campaign gets underway.

With all-new regulations coming into play, there are a host of unknowns ahead of the season opener, which will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit.

After a promising pre-season, Ferrari have been tipped by many to end their title drought, while Red Bull also have plenty of backers as they chase a double for the first time since 2013.

Despite a more challenging pair of tests, Mercedes feel that there's plenty of potential to unlock from the W13, with Lewis Hamilton out for revenge after the 2021 showdown.

The first answers in what promises to be a fascinating season will soon arrive.

When is the 2022 Bahrain GP?

The 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix will be held across the weekend of 18-20 March.

The race weekend will run to a traditional format, as a pair of Friday practice sessions are followed by FP3 and qualifying on Saturday, and the main event on Sunday.

How many laps is the Bahrain GP?

The race will take place over 57 laps of the 5.412-kilometre Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, with a maximum race time of two hours if there are any stoppages or delays.

What time does the Bahrain GP start?

Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix will start at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT), as the sun sets and the floodlights switch on around the desert venue.

Below are the start times for the race for various time zones across the world.

2022 F1 Bahrain GP start times

Time zone 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 (Monday)
Australian Eastern Standard Time 01:00 (Monday)
New Zealand Time 04:00 (Monday)

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