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2024 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix: How to watch, storylines, track details, and more

F1 returns to the circuit this week as teams are in Bahrain for the first race of the 2024 season, the Bahrain Grand Prix. After a week of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, actual lap times began to be measured.

This year is shaping up to be a year of change for F1. The surprise announcement that Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes for Ferrari at the end of 2024 is set to ignite an explosive driver transfer market. With more than half of the grid (13 drivers to be exact) having their contracts set to expire at the end of the season, driver trends may be the biggest topic of the year.

That and the question remains whether someone will be able to catch Max Verstappen.

It all starts this week. We will introduce how to watch and what to keep in mind.

How to watch:

  • Exercise 1 – Thursday, February 29th – 6:25am – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/watch ESPN
  • Exercise 2 – Thursday, February 29th – 9:55am – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/watch ESPN
  • F1 Show: Bahrain – Thursday, February 29 – 11:10 a.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN
  • Exercise 3 – Friday, March 1st – 7:25am – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/watch ESPN
  • Qualifying pre-show – Friday, March 1st – 10am – ESPN3/watch ESPN
  • Qualifying – Friday, March 1 – 10:55 a.m. – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/watch ESPN
  • F1: Ted’s Qualification Notebook – Friday, March 1st – 1pm ESPN3/watch ESPN
  • Grand Prix Sunday (Pre-race show) – Saturday, March 2 – 8:30 a.m. – ESPN/ESPN Deportes/watch ESPN
  • grand prix race – Saturday, March 2 – 9:55 a.m. – ESPN/ESPN Deportes/watch ESPN
  • F1: Checkered flag – Saturday, March 2nd – 12pm – ESPN3/watch ESPN
  • F1: Ted’s Race Notebook – Saturday, March 2nd – 1pm – ESPN3/watch ESPN
  • Grand Prix Race (Replay) – Saturday, March 2nd – 8pm – ESPNNews/watch ESPN

Plus, you can stream the Bahrain Grand Prix and more. F1TV. and F1TV Subscribing fans can watch practice sessions, cycle through drivers’ onboard cameras, watch F2 and F3 practice, qualifying and featured races, and access exclusive content. Masu. F1TV content.program of F1TV Includes ‘Jolyon Palmer Analysis’, ‘Tech Talk’ with Sam Collins, ‘Weekend Warm-up’ and more.

Notable content:

There is the Bahrain International Circuit, where last week’s pre-season testing was held. As you can see from the circuit diagram above, provided: F1.com, Bahrain’s layout combines a variety of elements, making it perhaps the ideal location for testing. The circuit has a number of long straights, particularly those that exit from Turns 14 and 15, cross the start/finish line, and end at Turns 1, 2 and 3. This circuit also has his three DRS zones.

If you want to know more about the circuit, Alpine driver Pierre Gasly takes you on a tour of the Bahrain International Circuit.

Here are some of the major storylines heading into the first race of the season.

  • Will Alpine be in the middle again?
  • How will Logan Sargent do in his second F1 season?
  • Will McLaren, which fell behind in 2023, be able to start at the front this season?
  • Has Mercedes finally gotten the “physics” right with the W15?
  • Is Ferrari really ‘Team 2’ on the grid?
  • Can anyone catch Max Verstappen and Red Bull?
  • Red Bull dismisses investigation into team principal Christian Horner
  • All the F1 terms you need to know SB Nation F1 Glossary

2024 Bahrain GP Odds

driver winner top 6 finish top 10 finish
driver winner top 6 finish top 10 finish
max verstappen -360 -900 -1000
charles leclerc +1000 -500 -800
Sergio Perez +1400 -600 -800
lewis hamilton +1400 -450 -800
Carlos Sainz Jr. +1600 -400 -600
land norris +2500 -120 -500
george russell +2500 -300 -600
Oscar Piastri +3500 +250 -225
Fernando Alonso +4000 -105 -250
Lance Stroll +20000 +500 -125
Hiroki Tsunoda +25000 +800 -150
Daniel Ricardo +25000 +800 -150
Pierre Gasly +30000 +1800 +200
Esteban Ocon +30000 +2500 +200
Zhou Guanyu +40000 +3000 +550
Alexander Albon +40000 +2800 +250
Nico Hulkenberg +50000 +5000 +450
Kevin Magnussen +50000 +5000 +550
sergeant logan +50000 +4000 +600
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