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What time does the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix start in Australia?


The F1® season commences this weekend.

The new F1® season starts with the Formula 1® Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info, for the Bahrain GP 2021.

When is the Bahrain Grand Prix?

The first race of the 2021 F1® season takes place on Sunday 28 March in Bahrain.

Practice begins on Friday 26 March with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3 and qualifying on Saturday 27 March.

What time does the Bahrain Grand Prix start?

The 2021 Bahrain GP starts at 18:00 local time on Sunday 28 March, which is 2:00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Monday 29 March.

The AEDT for each session in Bahrain is as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 10:30pm-11:30pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 2:00am-3:00am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 11:00pm-12:00am AEDT
  • Qualifying: Sunday 2:00am-3:00am AEDT
  • Race: Monday 2:00am AEDT

Where is the Bahrain Grand Prix held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Drivers will race 57 laps covering a total distance of 308.238 kilometres.

What TV channel is the Bahrain Grand Prix on in Australia?

All live F1® television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live HD streaming is also available for compatible devices through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will show highlights of the race at 10:20pm AEDT on Monday 29 March. Check local guides for more details.

Read our complete guide on how to watch Formula 1® in Australia.