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today is May 26, 2022

It’s finally time for the start of a bold new era of Formula 1 as the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix takes place this weekend.

Once again, Sky Sports F1 holds exclusive rights to broadcast live coverage of Formula 1 in 2022, with Channel 4 again showing highlights of all 22 races confirmed for the calendar so far. Channel 4 will again show the British Grand Prix live this summer.

In the United States, ESPN will remain the exclusive home of the sport on television, with coverage of sessions split between ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS or ESPNU.

As the race in Bahrain will again take place under floodlights in the evening, the race will begin at the usual time of 3pm UK time – the same start time that the majority of European races will begin this year.

This weekend also marks the start of both the Formula 3 and Formula 2 championships, with revised race weekend formats for both series seeing the return of the double-header system, with sprint races held on Saturdays and feature races on Sundays. Sunday will also see the second round of the IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway – the first oval round of the championship.

2022 Bahrain Grand Prix: Friday 18 March – Sunday 20 March 2022

UK (GMT)

Day Session Channel Session starts Session ends Friday Bahrain Grand Prix first practice live Sky Sports F1 12:00 13:00 Friday Bahrain Grand Prix second practice live Sky Sports F1 15:00 16:00 Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 3 sprint race live Sky Sports F1 09:45 – Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix third practice live Sky Sports F1 12:00 12:00 Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying live Sky Sports F1 15:00 – Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 2 sprint race live Sky Sports F1 16:40 – Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying highlights Channel 4 19:30 – Sunday Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 3 feature race live Sky Sports F1 08:45 – Sunday Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 2 feature race live Sky Sports F1 10:40 – Sunday IndyCar Texas 375 Sky Sports Mix 16:30 – Sunday Bahrain Grand Prix live Sky Sports F1 15:00 – Sunday Bahrain Grand Prix highlights Channel 4 19:30 –

USA (Eastern)

Day Session Channel Session starts Session ends Friday Bahrain Grand Prix first practice live ESPN2 08:00 09:00 Friday Bahrain Grand Prix second practice live ESPNEWS 11:00 12:00 Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix third practice live ESPN2 08:00 09:00 Saturday Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying live ESPNEWS 11:00 – Sunday Bahrain Grand Prix live ESPN 11:00 – Sunday IndyCar Texas 375 12:30 NBC Sports –

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