Grand Prix

Bahrain Grand Prix

Circuit length
5.412 km
rounds count
fastest lap

About the Bahrain Grand Prix

The first power circuit of the season, just like in 2021, is already around the corner during the first race weekend in the form of the Bahrain International Circuit, some 30 kilometres outside the capital Manama. At the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, not only are engines pushed to the limit in the Sakhir desert, but drivers must also keep their cool in the heat and dark!

F1 Standings

1LECCharles LeclercFerrari571:35.673-
2SAICarlos SainzFerrari57+5.598-
3HAMLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team57+9.675-
4RUSGeorge RussellMercedes AMG F1 team57+11.211-
5MAGKevin MagnussenHaas F157+14.754-
6BOTValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 team57+16.119-
7OCOEsteban OconAlpine F1 team57+19.423-
8TSUYuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri57+20.386-
9ALOFernando AlonsoAlpine F1 team57+22.390-
10ZHOGuanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo F1 team57+23.064-
11SCHMick SchumacherHaas F157+32.574-
12STRLance StrollAston Martin F1 team57+45.873-
13ALBAlex AlbonWilliams57+53.932-
14RICDaniel RicciardoMcLaren57+54.975-
15NORLando NorrisMcLaren57+56.335-
16LATNicholas LatifiWilliams57+61.795-
17HULNico HulkenbergAston Martin F1 team57+63.829-
18VERMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing54DNF-
19PERSergio PerezRed Bull Racing56DNF-
20GASPierre GaslyScuderia AlphaTauri44DNF-

The 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix

After three days of testing in Bahrain, the drivers have had enough time to get used to the hot desert weather. They have to, as the first race of the Formula 1 calendar immediately calls for them to drive as fast as possible on the straights. Bahrain is characterised by four long stretches of straight asphalt where the most powerful engines will come to the forefront.

In 2004 the Formula One drivers raced at the circuit for the first time, then as the third GP on the Formula One calendar after the Chinese Grand Prix. At the time, it was the first Formula One race in the Middle East. The race was run in daylight, but since the 2014 race, they have been waiting for the sun to set in order to race at night.

Hermann Tilke, the world-famous circuit designer did another interesting job. The Bahrain track was one of the first in a long series of new F1 circuits. Characteristic of course are the straights where the engine is more important than the chassis: the test to see which of the four engine manufacturers has made the most progress over the winter!

What will the Bahrain Grand Prix race weekend look like?

The race in Bahrain will be held in mid-March. The race will be run under the artificial lights hanging over the track and the winners will celebrate late into the night.

What time does the Bahrain Grand Prix start?

As in previous years, the Bahrain GP can be followed live on GPblog from half an hour before the start of the race. The start time of the Bahrain Grand Prix is 15:00 UK time and the race can also be followed live on your local TV service