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Bahrain Grand Prix 2021

What time does the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix start?

We're now just mere hours away from the first race weekend of the 2021 F1 season. The action is set to get underway this Friday in Bahrain - so here are all of the key times you need to know ahead of what is sure to be a pulsating three days of motorsport.

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The 2021 F1 season is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in a long time. With Red Bull emerging from pre-season testing as serious challengers to Mercedes' seven-year championship winning streak, we could be set for a battle of the ages.

Things get underway with an immediate return to Bahrain for the first race of the year, which takes place between the 26th and 28th of March. It is here where every team's true speed will be revealed for the very first time in 2021.

The weekend's action will culminate with the main event on Sunday afternoon, but before that, here are all of the key start times and sessions that you need to know about.

You can follow the entire Bahrain GP weekend, including live timing, and the latest news on RacingNews365.com. We will also have exclusive interviews and analysis pieces throughout the three days of coverage.

Friday March 26

Session Local time UK time (GMT) Central European time (CET)
Friday Practice 1 14:30 11:30 12:30
Friday Practice 2 18:00 15:00 16:00

Saturday March 27

Session Local Time UK Time (GMT) Central European Time (CET)
Saturday Practice 3 15:00 12:00 13:00
Qualifying 18:00 15:00 16:00

Sunday March 28

Session Local Time UK Time (BST) Central European Time (CET)
Race 18:00 16:00 17:00

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