2023 Bahrain GP: Preview, Dates, Schedules, Where to watch; All you need to know

The Bahrain GP marks the start of the new season and this year feels like one of the most exciting ones to come.

The Bahrain GP. (Image: Twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Feb 28, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The much awaited 2023 Formula One season will see its first race on Sunday, March 5, at the Bahrain International Circuit for the Bahrain Grand Prix. This year, there is a number of new faces on the grid as the world bid adieu to a much familiar one last season. The rookies are Oscar Piastri in the McLaren, Nyck De Vries for the Red Bull sister team, AlphaTauri, and Logan Sargeant alongside Alex Albon for Williams. Nico Hulkenberg replaced Mick Schumacher at Haas and Pierre Gasly signed with Alpine after Fernando Alonso moved to Aston Martin to replace the retiring Sebastian Vettel. With the teams acclimated to the technical regulations brought in by the FIA last year, this season promises a be a treat for the eyes.

While one might like to bet in favour of Max Verstappen, it is important to note that winning three world titles on a trot is something a select group of drivers have achieved. One of that club, Lewis Hamilton, will be chomping at the bit to win a record-setting eighth world championship with Mercedes. However, he will have competition in the form of Ferrari and Charles Leclerc.

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After a disappointing season in 2022, the Scuderia relieved Mattia Binotto of his duties as team principal and appointed Fred Vasseur the new man in charge. Vasseur has been in the sport perhaps more than anyone in the paddocks. His time at Sauber/Alfa Romeo has been an era of stability for the team and he will look to win the prancing horse a world championship. Charles Leclerc would also be hungry for the driver’s title after failing to capitalize on a fantastic start in 2022.

The Bahrain GP marks the start of the new season and this year feels like one of the most exciting ones to come. All the thrills and spills will finally be back on TV screens across the world as 20 drivers will battle each other to become a Formula One world champion. Here is all you need to know about the race.

RaceVenueDatesTimeWhere to watch
Bahrain GPBahrain International CircuitMarch 3- March 5Qualifying – 7 pm, March 5

Race – 7 pm, March 5
Australia – Fox Sports

Canada – RDS, TSN

China – CCTV

UK – Sky


India – F1 TV Pro