F1 Season Starts in Bahrain: Updated Schedule Overview

The 2024 Formula 1 season begins with the Bahrain Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are favorites, and the race weekend’s schedule is adjusted for Ramadan, with the main race on Saturday, 2 March at 15:00 UK time.

Highlights

‣ The Formula 1 season begins with the Bahrain Grand Prix, marking the start of racing activities after winter testing in Bahrain.

‣ Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are considered the favourites for the 2024 F1 season, following a dominant performance in the previous year.

‣ The competition appears tighter behind Red Bull, with McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, and Aston Martin showing small differences in performance during testing, although Ferrari posted the best times.

‣ The Bahrain Grand Prix and other races will be held on Saturdays due to the start of Ramadan, affecting the schedule and timing for the events, including the race on Saturday, 2 March, at 15:00 UK time.


Oh boy, the F1 season’s revving up again, and it’s all starting in Bahrain. Months of wild guessing and a winter test that was anything but boring, and here we are. Wondering when to glue yourself to the screen this race weekend in Bahrain? Keep reading.

Yep, F1’s back in action. Bahrain’s where it all begins, every single time. Soon, we’ll see who’s been napping and who’s been grinding.

### Who’s gonna steal the spotlight at the Bahrain Grand Prix?
Seems like everyone’s betting on Max Verstappen and his Red Bull team to lead the pack as the 2024 F1 season zooms off. The guy’s a legend, bagging 19 wins out of 22 last year. And with the RB20, they’ve pulled a rabbit out of their hats, leaving everyone else a tad bit startled.

But wait, there’s more. The chase pack, including McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, and Aston Martin, isn’t far behind. They’ve all shown promise in testing, though Ferrari’s been turning heads with their lap times. Not all’s rosy, though. Stake, Haas, and Alpine? Let’s just say they’ve seen better days.

Plot twist: the Grands Prix in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are happening on Saturdays this year, thanks to Ramadan. Everything’s pushed up a day. Bahrain’s race? It’s an evening affair, with a cozy two-hour time difference with Central Europe. Brits, you’re looking at a three-hour gap. Mark your calendars for Saturday, 2 March, at 15:00 UK time.

### When’s the action happening? (UK times, folks)
Thursday, 29 February, starts with the first free practice from 11:30-12:30.

Then, we dive into the second free practice at 15:00-16:00.

Come Friday, 1 March, gear up for the third free practice between 12:30-13:30.

Qualifying? That’s at 16:00-17:00, don’t miss it.

And the main event, the Grand Prix, is on Saturday, 2 March, from 15:00-17:00.

So, there you have it. A whirlwind of engines, strategies, and maybe a few surprises. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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