The tenth Bahrain Grand Prix has been confirmed as the latest addition to F1's growing roster of 'after dark' events, with official sources releasing a timetable that will see both qualifying and the race itself take place under lights.

Joining Singapore and Abu Dhabi as hosts of the sport's night races, Bahrain International Circuit will utilise the floodlighting system installed ahead of last year's World Superbike Championship event, with the grand prix - round three of the 2014 calendar between 4-6 April - shifting to a 6pm start time.

Qualifying will take place at the same time on Saturday, with Bahrain local time being three hours ahead of GMT. The weekend will kick off at 2pm local time with opening practice, before the day's second session, starting at 6pm, gives drivers their first taste of racing at night. Saturday morning practice will get underway at 3pm local time.

The F1 circus will already have stopped off in Bahrain, of course, with two pre-season tests scheduled for BIC between 19-22 February and 27 February - 2 March. Several teams took the opportunity to join a hastily-convened Pirelli tyre test at the circuit at the end of the 2013 season.

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