Preseason testing, however, suggests that the Brit may not quite have it all his own way, with Red Bull and, in particular, Max Verstappen being touted as a genuine threat to Hamilton and Mercedes’ recent dominance.
We’ll know much more once lights go out on Sunday – and here’s all the information you need to tune in…
When is the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix?
What time is the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix?
On Sunday, the race itself is set to get underway at 4pm BST (remember those clocks going forward on Saturday night).
Qualifying starts at 3pm GMT on the Saturday.
How can I watch it the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix?
TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and F1 channels.
Live stream: Subscribers can stream the action LIVE via the SkyGo website and app.