F1 Bahrain Grand Prix: Start time, TV channel, live stream for 2019 race

first_imgMORE FORMULA 1: Bottas coming off ‘best race ever’Although no F1 driver has won more races at Bahrain (4) than Vettel, Mercedes GP drivers have set the fastest lap in each of the last three races in Sahkir, the best run for a team at the circuit. Bottas and Hamilton have the opportunity to clinch a one-two finish in each of the opening two Grand Prix races of the season for the first time in Mercedes GP history and for the first time of any team since 1998, when Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard did so for McLaren.As for Red Bull Racing, it has failed to reach the podium at Bahrain in the hybrid era; it was one of two tracks (alongside Baku) at which the Austrian team’s drivers both retired last season. However, Verstappen comes into this race on the back of six consecutive podium finishes, his best run since joining Formula 1.Below is all you need to know regarding how to watch the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix, the second race of the F1 schedule, including the TV channel, live stream info and start time for Sunday’s race.F1 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix start time, how to watchDate: Sunday, March 31Time: 11:05 a.m. ETTV channel: ESPN2Live stream: ESPN app F1 TV schedule, live stream for Bahrain Grand PrixAs it has in years past, in the United States, ESPN will broadcast Sky Sports’ presentation of 2019 F1 races.Below is the TV and live streaming schedule for Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying and race presentations on ESPN platforms Saturday and Sunday.Saturday, March 30EventTimeTV channelLive streamPractice7:55 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appQualifying10:55 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appSunday, March 31EventTimeTV channelLive streamPre-race show10:30 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appRace11:05 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appMORE: Max Verstappen reveling in Red Bull Racing’s “amazing” new Honda era Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying results, starting lineupF1 qualifying for the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix took place Saturday, March 30 at 10:55 a.m. ET and was broadcasted live on ESPN2 with a live stream available on the ESPN app.Below are the results of qualifying and the starting lineup for Sunday’s race.Pos.DriverCar/team1Charles LeclercFerrari2.Sebastian VettelFerrari3Lewis HamiltonMercedes4Valtteri BottasMercedes5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda6Kevin MagnussenHAAS Ferrari7Carlos SainzMcLaren Renault8Romain GrosjeanHAAS Ferrari9Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari10Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault11Daniel RicciardoRenault12Alexander AlbonScuderia Toro Rosso Honda13Pierre GaslyRed Bull Racing Honda14Sergio PerezRacing Point BWT Mercedes15Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso Honda16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari17Nico HulkenbergRenault18Lance StrollRacing Point BWT Mercedes19George RussellWilliams Mercedes20Robert KubicaWilliams MercedesBahrain Grand Prix 2019 facts, notesF1 Opta facts:No F1 driver has won more races in Asia (27), the Arabian Peninsula (7), or Bahrain (4) than Vettel.No F1 driver has secured the pole position at Sakhir more often than Vettel (3).Mercedes GP has set the fastest lap at each of the last three races in Bahrain (Nico Rosberg in 2016, Hamilton in 2017 and Bottas in 2018), the best run for a team at Sakhir.Mercedes GP has the opportunity to clinch a one-two finish in each of the opening two Grand Prix races of the season for the first time in its history and for the first time of any team since 1998, when Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard did so for McLaren.Ferrari will be looking to secure three consecutive wins at a single Grand Prix for the first time since doing so in Belgium from 2007-09.Red Bull Racing has failed to reach the podium in Bahrain in the hybrid era; it was one of two tracks (alongside Baku) at which the Austrian team’s drivers both retired last season.Hamilton has recorded a pole position in each of the last 13 seasons, tied for the most ever in Formula 1 alongside Michael Schumacker (1994-06).Bottas has won more races in 2019 (one) than in the entirety of last season and has the opportunity to win back-to-back GPs for the first time in his F1 career.Bottas can reach 1,000 career points in F1 (currently 1,820 points) should he finish fourth or higher in Bahrain, becoming just the second Finnish driver to reach this milestone after Kimi Raikkonen.Should Vettel should win, he will have secured three wins in a row at a single circuit for the first time in the Hybrid Era (since 2014).Should Vettel finish off the podium, he will have finished fourth or lower in the opening two Grand Prix races of a season for the first time since 2010, before he had claimed his first World Championship title.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc comes into this race having earned his best career finish in Formula 1 (fifth in Australia) and having earned points in each of his last four GPs, his best run in F1.Verstappen comes into this race on the back of six consecutive podium finishes, his best run since joining Formula 1 (one victory, two seconds and three thirds).Daniel Ricciardo is just 14 shy of 1,000 points in his Formula 1 career and can surpass the figure with a podium finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix. He would become just the second Australian to reach so many points in the sport (Mark Webber, 1047.5).Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg is one race shy of equaling Martin Brundle as the driver with the third most GP races without a win (158); only Andrea De Cesaris (208) and Nick Heidfeld (183) are ahead of Brundle.Sakhir is the circuit at which Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) has raced the most (13) without either winning or starting from the pole. However, only in Hungary has Raikkonen recorded more podium finishes (9) than in Bahrain (8).McLaren’s Carlos Sainz has retired in three of his four appearances in Bahrain (2015, 2016 and 2017), tied for his most retirements at any event (also three at UK).Robert Kubica (Williams) took his only career pole position at Sakhir 11 years ago in a qualifying session that saw Hamilton finish third, just 0.196 seconds slower than Kubica.Saturday marks the 45th anniversary of Ferrari’s Niki Lauda winning the first pole position of his Formula 1 career at the South African Grand Prix of 1974.center_img The F1 2019 schedule reaches its second race of the season Sunday, the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir. As will be the case for much of the 2019 season, ESPN2 will be the TV channel that will broadcast this weekend’s Formula One race, with a start time of 11:05 a.m. ET. The Bahrain Grand Prix also can be live streamed via the ESPN app.After the F1 season-opener a couple weeks ago, Ferrari is looking to get back on pace, especially considering Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has won the Bahrain Grand Prix the last two years. Ferrari surprisingly failed to podium in the opener, as Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton secured a one-two finish with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen finishing third. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, though, set a new track record in qualifying and will start the Bahrain Grand Prix the pole, with Vettel starting second.last_img read more

Iowa lawmaker’s give ‘unequivocal’ pledge about government pensions

first_imgDES MOINES — The leader of a House committee is promising to block any attempt to adjust the pension benefits awarded through the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System — commonly called IPERS.Republican Representative Bobby Kaufman of Wilton is chairman of the House State Government Committee, the panel that would consider any IPERS policy changes.“There is very simply and unequivocally not going to be changes,” Kaufmann said Tuesday.A Republican state senator introduced a bill last year that would have enrolled future state and local government employees into something like the 401k systems available in the private sector. Kaufmann said if that idea is resurrected in the state senate, it will go nowhere in the Iowa House and groups that are saying otherwise are wrong.“All these groups that are pushing out this crap, after today what you are doing will be completely deceitful, so I want to make it crystal clear,” Kaufmann said. “Republicans never had intentions of taking away or substantively changing your IPERS and going forward over the next two years unequivocally there will be none.”Representative Mary Mascher, a Democrat from Iowa City, said because Republicans made dramatic changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining law in 2017, there’s a “lack of trust” when Republicans make pledges about public workers’ pensions.“I appreciate the fact that you’re very adamant about making no changes and I think that’s important,” Mascher said during Tuesday’s committee meeting, “but that message needs to be delivered to the senate, because they have been proposing legislation.”Kaufmann replied that no bill becomes law without coming through the Iowa House.“It is absolute that after today, any group that sends out the email scaring our constituents, I’m going to publicly call you a liar,” Kaufmann said.Progress Iowa is one of the group’s Kaufmann specifically cited Tuesday. The group’s executive director in a written statement said retirement security is “too important for us to stay silent” and his group “won’t be bullied by Bobby Kaufmann.”last_img read more