The heat will be on at the Bahrain Grand Prix
The Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, the fourth race of the 2013 Formula 1 season, takes place on one of the series' most challenging courses. That would be the 5.412 km Bahrain International Circuit. As is always the case when racing in Bahrain, it will be the heat that will tax both drivers and the cars.
The temperature at race time on Sunday in Sakhir will be near 90 degrees (31 C) and there be winds gusting up to 15 miles per hour. So that means the track temperatures will be well over 100 degrees, causing concern that the drivers can stay both hydrated and focused.
NBC Sports Network offers race coverage starting 7:30 a.m ET on Sunday, April 21. They will begin with The Formula One Pre-Race Show and then at 8 a.m. ET they will have live coverage of the 2013 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Formula 1 broadcast team led by announcer Leigh Diffey, along with analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett, will be on set in the studio calling the race. Will Buxton, F1 insider and former journalist, will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Sakhir.
As for those of you planning on watching the race outside of North America, there are plenty of options. Sky Sports F1 will have the race coverage live in the UK, Sky Sport Germany, Sky Sport F1 Italy, Canal+ Sport in France and in Spain it will air on Antena 3 .
Australia will have the race on Network Ten. In Argentina the race will be seen on Fox Sports, while Brazilians will be watching the race on Sport TV. Here is a complete list of all of the countries in the world where you can watch the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Back to the U.S., those wishing to hear the Bahrain Grand Prix on radio can do so if they are subscribers to SiriusXM. The race action is live Sunday at 8 a.m.
As the sports media columnist for the Washington Examiner, I receive all of the press releases from the broadcast networks.