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How to watch F1 qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday via live stream

We go over how you can watch F1 qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir via live online stream.

Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 03, 2023 in Bahrain, Bahrain. Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

Formula One racing is in Bahrain this weekend for the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix. The F1 race is scheduled to run on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, but qualifying will precede it on Saturday at 10 a.m. Saturday qualifying will air on ESPN2 and will be available via live stream at WatchESPN. Sunday’s race will have the same viewing options.

You will need a cable log-in to stream both events, so if you don’t have one, you can get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

Qualifying will last one hour and is broken up into three qualifying periods with an intermission in between each. The first 20 minutes will feature all 20 cars trying to secure the fastest time. The five slowest cars in the first period are eliminated and placed at the back of the race grid. The second qualifying period is 15 minutes and the remaining 15 cars compete for a new fastest time. Once again, the five slowest cars are eliminated to set positions 11 through 15 in the grid. The final ten minutes feature the 10 remaining cars competing for the fastest time to secure pole position.

Max Verstappen comes into race week as the favorite to earn the pole position at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -150, followed by Charles Leclerc at +425. Lewis Hamilton is the next closest at +850.

Verstappen also has the best odds to earn the pole position at -115. He is followed by Charles Leclerc (+225), Carlos Sainz (+750) and Sergio Perez (+1000). Verstappen has -150 odds to win the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix. He is followed followed by Leclerc at +425. Lewis Hamilton is the next closest at +850.

How to watch qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 10 a.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN2
Live stream: WatchESPN

Entry list

2023 Bahrain Grand Prix final results + starting grid

Car # Driver Finish Start
Car # Driver Finish Start
1 Max Verstappen 1 1
11 Sergio Perez 2 2
14 Fernando Alonso 3 5
55 Carlos Sainz 4 4
44 Lewis Hamilton 5 7
18 Lance Stroll 6 8
63 George Russell 7 6
77 Valtteri Botas 8 12
10 Pierre Gasly 9 17
23 Alex Albon 10 15
22 Yuki Tsunoda 11 14
2 Logan Sargeant 12 16
20 Kevin Magnussen 13 18
21 Nyck De Vries 14 20
27 Nico Hulkenberg 15 10
24 Zhou Guanyu 16 13
4 Lando Norris 17 11
31 Esteban Ocon 18 9
16 Charles Leclerc 19 3
81 Oscar Piastri 20 19