Bahrain Grand Prix: UK start time, date, prediction, TV schedule, standings, calendar and betting odds – F1 preview

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Last time | Nico Rosberg won the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2016: Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton returned to winning ways in China to pull himself level on points with Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' Championship.

Hamilton led from the front in wet conditions as Vettel's early pit stop allowed the Brit to coast to the line and claim his first chequered flag of the campaign.

Attention now turns to Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix with hopes the shoot-out for the world title between the rival drivers will last the duration of the campaign.

Below is the breakdown of everything you need to know ahead of the race...

DATE, TIME AND VENUE (all times UK)

The race will begin at 4pm at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday April 16.

third practice 1pm (Saturday), qualifying 4pm (Saturday).

IS IT ON TV?

The race will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1, with coverage starting at 3.30pm on Sunday.

Sky Q customers will be able to watch the race in Ultra HD.

TEAMS AND DRIVERS

MERCEDES

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas

RED BULL

Drivers: Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen

FERRARI

Drivers: Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen

FORCE INDIA

Drivers: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon

WILLIAMS

Drivers: Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll

MCLAREN

Drivers: Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne

TORO ROSSO

Drivers: Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat

HAAS

Drivers: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen

RENAULT

Drivers: Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer

SAUBER

Drivers: Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein

2017 CALENDAR AND TV (all times UK)

Mar 27 Australia Melbourne | Won by Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari

Apr 9 China Shanghai | Won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes

Apr 16 Bahrain Sakhir 4pm, SSF1 & CH4

Apr 30 Russia Sochi 1pm, SSF1 & CH4

May 14 Spain Barcelona 1pm, SSF1

May 28 Monaco Monte Carlo 1pm, SSF1 & CH4

Jun 11 Canada Montreal 7pm, SSF1

Jun 25 Europe Baku 2pm, SSF1 & CH4

Jul 9 Austria Spielberg 1pm¸ SSF1

Jul 16 British Silverstone 1pm, SSF1 & CH4

Jul 30 Hungary Budapest 1pm, SSF1

Aug 27 Belgian Spa F’champs 1pm, SSF1 & CH4

Sept 3 Italy Monza 1pm, SSF1

Sept 17 Singapore Singapore 1pm, SSF1 & CH4

Oct 1 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 8am, SSF1 & CH4

Oct 8 Japan Suzuka 6am, SSF1

Oct 22 United States Texas 8pm, SSF1 & CH4

Oct 29 Mexico Mexico City 7pm, SSF1

Nov 12 Brazil Sao Paulo 4pm, SSF1

Nov 26 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina 1pm, SSF1 & CH4

PREDICTION

BETTING ODDS (via 888Sport)

  • Lewis Hamilton – Evens
  • Sebastian Vettel – 11/10
  • Valtteri Bottas – 8/1
  • Kimi Raikkonen – 8/1
  • Max Verstappen – 25/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo - 33/1
  • Felipe Masa – 300/1

Click here to place a bet. Odds correct as of April 14 at 3pm

STANDINGS

F1 DRIVERS TABLE | 2017

Pos Driver Team Points
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 43
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 43
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 25
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 23
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 22
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 12
7 Carlos Dainz Jnr Toro Rosso 10
8 Felipe Massa Toro Rosso 8
9 Sergio Perez Force India 8
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 4
11 Daniil Kyvat Toro Rosso 2
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 2
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 0
14 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 0
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber 0
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 0
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 0
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 0
19 Fernando Alonso McLaren 0
20 Lance Stroll Williams 0

F1 CONSTRUCTOR TABLE | 2017

Pos Team Points
1 Mercedes 66
2 Ferrari 65
3 Red Bull 37
4 Toro Rosso 12
5 Force India 10
6 Williams 8
7 Haas F1 4
8 Renault 0
9 Sauber 0
10 McLaren 0
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