The Formula One World Championship 2021 is set to get underway in Bahrain. This night race will take place in the Sakhir circuit from the 26th to 28th of March, and you can find out exactly how to watch it live right here.
The Formula One championship is a ten-month competition between some of the fastest racers on the planet. This year will see a record number of races, 23 in total, in all four corners of the globe. Using this guide you won’t need to miss a minute of the action whether you’re watching at home on your TV or on the move with a mobile device.
Bahrain Grand Prix TV Guide
A symbol of excellence, the FIA Formula One World Championship travels five continents and draws a global television audience in the hundreds of millions, and this next stop on the circuit is certainly a big part of the success. The Bahrain Grand Prix will be the first race on this year’s F1 calendar, and it promises to be compelling viewing.
The Bahrain GP is usually the second race on the calendar after a stop in Australia, but the latter event has now been pushed back to November. Lewis Hamilton will head into the campaign aiming to win an unprecedented eighth world title and become the sport’s most successful ever driver in the process.
When: Friday 26th – Sunday 28th March (Sydney time)
Where: Sakhir, Bahrain
However, this season promises to be a lot closer than any other seen recently, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz bringing providing a promising driver line-up to Ferrari. Red Bull will definitely be in the mix too, with both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez in their cockpits. And let’s not forget Daniel Riccardo, a man on a mission at the end of last season, and jumping into a McClaren this term.
Bahrain Grand Prix Race Times
Circuit length: 5.4 km (3.4 mi)
Race length: 307 km (190 mi)
Number of turns: 15
Number of laps: 57
Bahrain GP LIVE on Australian TV (Sydney time)
|Bahrain GP Practice #1||Friday 26th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Practice #2||Friday 26th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Practice #3||Saturday 27th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Qualifying||Saturday 27th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Full Race||Sunday 28th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Race Replay||Monday 29th March||Replay: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
TV Fixtures shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. As seen below, full F1 Grand Prix replays are available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports following the featured race.
Bahrain Grand Prix Replays (Sydney time):
|Monday 29th March||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 29th March||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
Watch Formula One Live Online
All 23 featured weekends on the F1 calendar will be broadcast in Australia on Fox Sports, which is available to watch on the Kayo Sports streaming service, as well as Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and online with Foxtel Now. This includes every qualifying and practice session shown live, with the Grand Prix ad-break free to enhance your viewing.
Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and allows fans to watch F1 online and live with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more.
Stream the Formula 1 Grand Prix Free
One of the newer options is Kayo Sports, which currently have a 14 day free trial and will televise this Formula One action LIVE via the exact same Fox Sports feed. With Kayo you can stream the Bahrain Grand Prix live using eligible mobile devices, and by enabling SplitView you can watch up to four events at the same time, so you can enjoy the wide range of sport found in the Kayo TV guide.
Devices available to Kayo users include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
F1 TV Options in Australia
Up next on the Formula 1 calendar is the Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 (26-28 March), with every session shown live and exclusive via Fox Sports 506 (Foxtel/Kayo). Foxtel and Kayo Sports also have the most extensive live TV coverage of the Supercars championship, as well as each and every weekend of the entire 2020 MotoGP racing season.
Bahrain Grand Prix Broadcast Guide
The Bahrain Grand Prix offers a unique viewing experience, whether streaming the action live to your mobile phone, watching at home on a large screen, or online using your personal computer. Here’s just a few of the reasons this year’s Grand Prix will be one of the most watched television events on the 2021 sporting calendar.
– Can Daniel Ricciardo get on the podium again in his first race for MClaren?
– Can Ferrari and Red Bull close the gap on the dominant Mercedes drivers?
– How will the new-look Aston Martin team perform with Sebastian Vettel in the cockpit?
How to Watch the Bahrain Grand Prix Online
Australian streaming services Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now work with a wide variety of devices that will enable you to watch Formula One online, including Telstra TV, Chrome browsers on both PCs and Macs, and iOS or Android mobile devices (which also let you connect Chromecast to your TV if you have the capability) and more:
|F1 Streaming Device List||User Guide|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, the Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.|
|Telstra TV||Yes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.|
|Android TV||Yes, via app for version 7.0 and up.|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Yes, 2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Apps in development – coming soon|
|Apple TV||Yes, 4th Generation and higher|
Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo)
Fox Sports via Foxtel and the newly launched Kayo Sports will mobile stream the Sakir Grand Prix live, in addition to offering big screen viewers the ultimate at-home entertainment experience of watching the main race ad-break free and in High Definition TV, so you won’t miss a key minute or angle. This includes every qualifying race and formal practice run, and extends to all 23 Formula One championship events starting with Bahrain GP in March, right through Abu Dhabi in December. The viewing experience will include greater exposure to the drivers, teams and vehicles, as well as captivating camera angles and the most qualified commentary group in Australia.
Channel 10 (Free To Air)
Channel Ten will continue to show highlights all ten rounds of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship on free to air TV. This means that for the remainder of the F1 season Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) are the exclusive Australian television source for the 2020 calendar year. The races that are not live on Free to Air will instead be shown as one hour highlights at 10.30pm (Sydney time) on the Monday night after the event.