Bahrain Grand Prix: Full coverage

Floodlights, desert backdrop, next stop is Bahrain (2:52)

Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton preview the Bahrain Grand Prix and which team the track benefits the most. (2:52)

A round-up of all of our coverage of the second round of the 2018 Formula One season in Bahrain.

U.S. TV schedule

Practice 1 - Friday, April 6 7:00 AM - ESPN3
Practice 2 - Friday, April 6 11:00 AM - ESPN3
Practice 3 - Saturday, April 7 8:00 AM - ESPNEWS
Qualifying - Saturday, April 7 11:00 AM - ESPN2
Race - Sunday, April 8 11:00 AM - ESPN2


Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to Bahrain win
Sebastian Vettel took his second win of the season on Sunday night after holding off Valtteri Bottas for victory in a tense finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Story of the race: Sebastian Vettel sublime, Pierre Gasly rubs McLaren face in it
A look at the major talking points from the dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel withstood late pressure to win his second consecutive race.

Ferrari mechanic suffers broken leg in pit-lane collision
Ferrari has confirmed a mechanic suffered multiple leg fractures during the Bahrain Grand Prix during a botched pit stop for Kimi Raikkonen.

Who said what after the Bahrain Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Sakhir paddock following the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Alonso calls on McLaren to raise its game
Fernando Alonso admitted McLaren was lucky to come away from Bahrain with a double points finish, saying the team was "saved by the bell" in a race of multiple retirements to cars at the front of the pack.

Hamilton: Verstappen showed me no respect with Bahrain move
Lewis Hamilton criticised Max Verstappen for their "unnecessary" collision at the Bahrain Grand Prix, saying the Red Bull driver did not show him enough respect.

Ricciardo: Formula One can rip your heart out
Daniel Ricciardo likened his early retirement from the Bahrain Grand Prix to having his heart ripped out from his backside.

Vettel thought Bottas had him at 'checkmate' in final laps
Sebastian Vettel admits he thought his chances of victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix were lost in the closing stages of the race.


Vettel secures pole as Ferrari locks out front row in Bahrain
Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid under the floodlights at Sakhir.

Story of qualifying: Sebastian Vettel steals Kimi Raikkonen's limelight
A round-up of the main talking points from qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari lock-out of the front row.

Analysis: How Ferrari beat Mercedes to pole in Bahrain
A look at how Ferrari scored its first pole position in Bahrain since 2007.

Who said what after qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Sakhir paddock following qualifying for the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vettel surprised by Ferrari's front row lock-out in Bahrain
After leading a Ferrari front row lock out for the Bahrain Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel said he was surprised to hold the competitive edge over Mercedes in Q3.

Verstappen blames engine power surge for Q1 crash
Max Verstappen has revealed a sudden surge in power was the cause of his spin in the first part of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Raikkonen rues Q3 traffic after missing out on Bahrain pole
Kimi Raikkonen said there was nothing he could do about losing pole position to Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain after hitting traffic in the closing stages of Q3.

Hamilton: Ferrari lock-out proves Mercedes does not have 'party mode' engine setting
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes' failure to out-qualify either Ferrari in Bahrain shows speculation about the team's so-called "party mode" engine setting has been overblown.

Gasly praises 'amazing' Toro Rosso-Honda partnership after Q3 heroics
Pierre Gasly believes his qualifying heroics in Bahrain -- where he earned himself a career-best fifth position on the grid for Sunday's race -- showed how well Toro Rosso is working with new engine supplier Honda.

Alonso: Upgrades working as expected despite Q2 exit
Despite missing out on Q3 for the second successive race, Fernando Alonso believes the upgrades McLaren is bringing to its car are improving it as expected.

Final practice

Kimi Raikkonen leads Red Bulls in final Bahrain practice
Kimi Raikkonen kept Ferrari at the top of the timesheets during final practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as both Mercedes drivers struggled in the heat of the afternoon sun.

Friday practice

Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in second Bahrain practice
Kimi Raikkonen topped the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari emerged as the fastest team under the floodlights on Friday evening.

Ricciardo quickest, Verstappen hits trouble in opening Bahrain practice
Red Bull had a mixed start to the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend as Daniel Ricciardo went quickest in opening practice after teammate Max Verstappen hit an early issue with his car.

Who said what after Friday practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Sakhir paddock following Friday practice for the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton hit with five-place grid penalty in Bahrain
Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty after the team found an issue with his gearbox ahead of this weekend's race.


Hamilton: Ferrari engine power now level with Mercedes
Mercedes' engineers believe Ferrari have drawn level with Mercedes in terms of outright power in qualifying, according to Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen: Unfair to ban Mercedes 'party mode'
Max Verstappen believes it would be unfair to ban Mercedes from using its high-power engine modes in qualifying.

F1 to outline post-2020 plans to teams on Friday
Formula One's owners will present their vision for the sport's future at a meeting with teams in Bahrain on Friday.

Vettel: No-brainer that Mercedes has faster car
Sebastian Vettel says it is clear to see that Mercedes has the fastest car in Formula One despite Ferrari taking the first victory of the season.

Hamilton keen to hear F1's future plans before committing to next contract
When Formula One presents its vision for the sport's future in Bahrain on Friday, it will not only be the teams taking an interest in the details outlined by Ross Brawn.

Raikkonen not interested in Formula One rule change discussions
Kimi Raikkonen says it's pointless for him to think about Liberty Media's plans post-2020 as Formula One drivers have "zero power"

Alonso: McLaren faces crucial two months
Fernando Alonso believes the next two months of car development will determine whether or not McLaren can legitimately fight for podiums and pole positions in 2018.

Monaco Grand Prix plans to defy F1's 'grid girl' ban
The organiser of the Monaco Grand Prix insists this year's race will feature 'grid girls' despite Formula One ending the practice at the start of the year.

Haas makes changes to pit crew for Bahrain
Haas has swapped members of its F1 pit crew around to avoid a repeat of the mistakes which destroyed its chances of a strong result at the Australian Grand Prix.

Honda forced into engine changes for Bahrain Grand Prix
Honda has been forced into making component changes to the engines of both Toro Rosso cars ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

F1 teams to commit to second esports championship season
Formula One teams will be granted official entries into the series' second esports championship season in 2018, which includes an NFL-style draft and a $200,000 prize fund for the winners.


Bahrain Grand Prix preview: Mercedes, Haas eyeing redemption in the desert
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari roll into Bahrain on a high after outfoxing Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.


Floodlights, desert backdrop, next stop is Bahrain
Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton preview the Bahrain Grand Prix and which team the track benefits the most.

How Bottas secured Bahrain pole in 2017
Watch how Valtteri Bottas booked his place at the head of the grid for the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix.

All you need to know about the Bahrain Grand Prix
Jennie Gow brings you the best facts and stats ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Double amputee Monger takes podium on return race
British racing driver Billy Monger finished third in his first race back in the British F3 championship after his crash last year that resulted in both his legs being amputated.

How can F1 solve overtaking problem?
Maurice Hamilton thinks Formula 1 needs new front wings to attract fans with wheel-to-wheel racing.