F1 Sakhir Grand Prix practice: UK start time, TV channel, live stream and schedule for race weekend

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AFTER one of the most dramatic Grand Prix’s of recent years last weekend, F1 has remained in Bahrain for another go.

Romain Grosjean miraculously escaped serious injury after a horrendous fireball crash last Sunday, before Lance Stroll flipped his car when the race restarted.

Grosjean walked away from one of the worst F1 crashes in recent years – and the Halo system has been praised
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Eventually, it was the familiar sight of Lewis Hamilton taking the chequered flag – but we will definitely have a new winner at Sahkir after the Brit was ruled out after testing positive for coronavirus.

When is Sakhir Grand Prix practice?

  • The race weekend follows a familiar format with Practice 1 and 2 on day one, Practice 3 and qualifying day two before the race on day three.
  • Practice 1 and 2 will be on Friday, December 4.
  • The first session begins at 1.30pm GMT, with session two at 5.30pm.
  • Sunday, December 6 sees the big race go off at 5.10pm GMT.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can watch all of the weekend’s action live on Sky Sports F1.

If you don’t have a Sky account, grab a NOW TV pass from £9.99 to stream on a number of devices.


Race schedule

Friday, December 4

  • Practice 1 – 1.30pm to 3pm GMT
  • Practice 2 – 5.30pm to 7pm

Saturday, December 5

  • Practice 3 – 2pm to 3pm
  • Qualifying – 5pm

Sunday, December 6

  • Race – 5.10pm

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