Start time confirmed for 2014 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Bahrain Grand Prix has been handed a 6pm start time this year for its first night race

Start time confirmed for 2014 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, the Sakhir circuit has installed floodlights so its Formula 1 event can start at sunset.

It means that, like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Bahrain will be a twilight event that ends in full darkness. Singapore retains its full night race status.

The FIA also confirmed on Monday that the new Russian Grand Prix will have a 3pm local start time.

Date GP Qualifying Race Local GMT Local GMT 16/03 Australia 17:00 06:00 17:00 06:00 30/03 Malaysia 16:00 08:00 16:00 08:00 06/04 Bahrain 18:00 15:00 18:00 15:00 20/04 China 14:00 06:00 15:00 07:00 11/05 Spain 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 25/05 Monaco * 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 08/06 Canada 13:00 17:00 14:00 18:00 22/06 Austria 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 06/07 Great Britain 13:00 12:00 13:00 12:00 20/07 Germany 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 27/07 Hungary 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 24/08 Belgium 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 07/09 Italy 14:00 12:00 14:00 12:00 21/09 Singapore 21:00 13:00 20:00 12:00 05/10 Japan 14:00 05:00 15:00 06:00 12/10 Russia 15:00 11:00 15:00 11:00 02/11 United States 13:00 18:00 14:00 20:00 09/11 Brazil 14:00 16:00 14:00 16:00 23/11 Abu Dhabi 17:00 13:00 17:00 13:00 * Friday practice sessions at Monaco GP will take place on Thursday 


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