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2012 Bahrain Grand Prix TV Times

2012 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

F1 Fanatic Live will be running during the entire Bahrain Grand Prix weekend so look out for the live page on the site during every session.

We’ll also be following this weekend’s two GP2 races live.

Here are the details of Sky’s live video coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix and the BBC’s highlights programmes here in the UK:

Friday 20th April 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
Bahrain Grand Prix first practice live Sky Sports F1 07:45 08:00 09:30
Bahrain Grand Prix second practice live Sky Sports F1 11:45 12:00 13:30

Saturday 21st April 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
Bahrain Grand Prix third practice live Sky Sports F1 08:45 09:00 10:00
Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying live Sky Sports F1 11:00 12:00
Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying highlights BBC1 17:20
GP2 Bahrain feature race live Sky Sports F1 13:40 14:00

Sunday 22nd April 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
GP2 Bahrain sprint race live Sky Sports F1 08:45 09:00
Bahrain Grand Prix live Sky Sports F1 11:30 13:00
Bahrain Grand Prix highlights BBC1 17:00

Please share details of the F1 coverage in your area below.

Find times for every F1 session this year and all the 2012 race dates with the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar.

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28 comments on “2012 Bahrain Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. Damn it, forgot it was sky this week.

        1. Thank you so much gbos. I knew there was something out there somewhere. Just didn’t know where to look. Poverty stricken silver surfer.

          1. No worries – that site provided good quality streams for Australia and Malaysia when less people are committed to wake up and watch the early starts so may not work as well with a 1pm start and there is more competition to stream it. Both visual and audio quality have been good so hoping that will keep up! and are alternative sites if you struggle to find anything…

        2. Cheers. I know about a couple, but back-ups are good. I just wish I didn’t have to watch on my laptop.

          1. You can get a cable to connect your laptop to your tv – relatively easy to do and a far cheaper alternative to getting a sky box… Its what most people at uni do these days

  2. Dimitris 1395 (@)
    19th April 2012, 9:42

    FP1 (OTE Sport 3) 09:55-11:30
    FP2 (OTE Sport 3) 13:55-15:30
    FP3 (OTE Sport 3) 10:55-12:00
    Qualifying (OTE Sport 1) 13:30-15:00
    Race (Alpha) 14:00-17:00
    (OTE Sport 1) 14:30-17:00
    All times are GMT+2

    1. GMT+3 not +2

  3. Germany (CET)

    FP1: 08:55 Sky Sport 2/HD1
    FP2: 12:55 Sky Sport 2/HD1 and n-tv (FTA over 19,2°)

    FP3: 09:55 Sky Sport 2/HD1 and 11:30 RTL (highlights)
    Q: 12:55 Sky Sport 2/HD1 and 12:30 RTL
    PSC R1: 11:20 Sky Sport 2 and Eurosport 2
    GP2 R1: 14:40 Sky Sport 2

    R: 13:00 Sky Sport 2 and 12:45 RTL
    GP2 R2: 09:45 Sky Sport 2
    PSC R2: 11:00 Sky Sport 2 and Eurosport 2

    1. @goofy Are you sure that the n-tv channel shows FP2 live? They used to do that a few years ago but I cannot find anything in their website now:

      1. @girts There was a press release yesterday which said they will show all FP2s for the rest of the season live with Nick Heidfeld as co-commentator

        1. @goofy You’re the man! I hadn’t noticed that, thanks a lot for the information!

          1. @girts you can find all F1 broadcasts for the rest of the season here:

  4. Finally back to reasonable times for a GP!

    Shame I have plans on Sunday now and won’t be able to watch the race live. Might miss qualy as well actually. Wasn’t planning to boycott but it turns out I inadvertently have! haha.

  5. USA:

    Practice 1: Friday, 3:00 am eastern, on
    Practice 2: Friday, 7:00 am eastern, on SpeedTV
    Practice 3: Saturday, 4:00 am eastern, on
    Qualifying: Saturday, 7:00 am eastern, on SpeedTV
    Race: Sunday, 8:00 am eastern (coverage starts at 7:30), on SpeedTV

  6. Chris (@coatesch1974)
    19th April 2012, 12:03

    so, BBC, which is it classed as? a Fly-Away race or a European Race. If I remember correctly, for non live races, Fly Aways were to get 2 hour show, and eurpoean to get 1 1/2hr show. Sunday’s show is only 1hr 20 mins according to tv guide. Or maybe they took a gamble and didnt expect there to be a race so had to crowbar a show into an already decided schedule?

    1. Well it is a flyaway, but it’s in a similar timezone to the European races so it gets the European treatment instead of the early morning races treatment.

      1. So they lied? Maybe unintentionally, but they defined it wrong.

        1. True, they probably should’ve made that clearer.

  7. And in Australia we now get an SD telecast and DELAYED! **** channel ten.

    1. Yep. Living in SA we get a 30-60 min delay (Worse for Western Australians / Daniel Ricciardos family?)
      :( Looks like it will be for the rest of the year too…

      1. Here’s hoping there is a backlash and they put the race back onto ONE. Does anyone know if they will still stream the race on their website?

        1. That won’t happen even if there is a backlash, I presume you can all still watch it for free, whereas us in the UK can only watch 10 live and the others highlights.

  8. GP2 TV times for the first of two race weekends in Bahrain.

  9. Chile
    Free Practice 1: 04:00 – 05:00 (Speed Channel) Friday
    Free Practice 2: 08:00 – 10:00 (Speed Channel) Friday
    Free Practice 3: 05:00 – 06:00 (Speed Channel) Saturday
    Qualifying: 08:00 – 09:00 (Fox Sports) Saturday
    Pre Race show: 08:00 – 09:00 (Fox Sports) Sunday
    Race: 10:00 – 12:00 (Fox Sports) Sunday

  10. GP2 races :D I was too lazy to get up for Malaysia so I will try harder this time.

  11. Five live extra on radio live timing screen

    Must say that ive never enjoyed it better.

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