BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, SAKHIR

FIRST GRAND PRIX: 2004
NUMBER OF LAPS
: 57
CIRCUIT LENGTH
: 5.412 KM
RACE DISTANCE
: 308.238 KM
LAP RECORD: 1:31.447 - Pedro de La Rosa (2005)

16 APR 30˚ 86˚ CURRENT 18:00 LOCAL TIME BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
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BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

The Bahrain Grand Prix was the first Formula 1 race to be staged in the Middle East, as part of the government's desire to promote tourism. For the F1 circus it was a first opportunity to enjoy all the clichés of being in the desert, including the strange sight of a camel in the back of a pick-up truck. For the engineers, there was the more serious task of working out how to keep sand out of the engine and other components, although in recent years, a sophisticated track cleaning machine has meant this is less of a problem. The Sakhir Circuit has been the only venue for this race, although they did try a longer track layout one year, but abandoned it as unsuccessful.

Schedule ×

FRIDAY
FP1: 14:00 - 15.30
FP2: 18.00 - 19.30

SATURDAY
FP3: 15.00 - 16.00
QUALIFYING: 17.00 - 19.00

SUNDAY
GRAND PRIX: 18.00

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Track information is coming soon

Posted on 19 April, 2017

BAHRAIN TEST 03 - DAY 2

At the end of a productive Formula 1 Testing day, here at the Sakhir circuit, these are our team's reaction.

Sean Gelael driving the Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12, Bahrain F1 Test 2017
Posted on 18 April, 2017

BAHRAIN TEST 03 - DAY 1

Today, for F1 Test 03 in Bahrain, we had the F2 driver, Sean Gelael at the wheel of the STR12. At the end of the session, these are the comments from Sean and fro...

Posted on 17 April, 2017

Points just a mirage in the desert

After conditions in China more reminiscent of a winter test at Silverstone circuit in the UK, everyone in the paddock, including the Toro Rosso squad, was happy t...

Posted on 15 April, 2017

BAHRAIN GP - QUALIFYING

Today was not an easy Saturday for us, here in Sakhir. Here's our team's reaction after Qualifying.

Bahrain GP, Free Practice. Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 14 April, 2017

BAHRAIN GP - FREE PRACTICE

At the end of a very hot day, here at the Bahrain International Circuit, our drivers and team comment on today's Free Practice sessions.

Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen in Bahrain
Posted on 13 April, 2017

Bahraini Breakfast

On Thursday morning in Manama, after their usual fitness training session, our two drivers, Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz met up for a typical Arabian breakfast w...

Posted on 13 April, 2017

#12strangefacts about Bahrain

From the Far East to the Middle East, from the SIC to the BIC* from Shanghai to El Sakhir, the Formula 1 circus moves on, unstoppable, like a steamroller. The Bri...

Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
Posted on 11 April, 2017

BAHRAIN - 360 HOTLAP

He who hesitates is lost! After crossing the finish line in Shanghai, we just had time to pack our bags before flying off to the Sakhir circuit, which hosts the B...

Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 10 April, 2017

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXVIEW

Time for some more scrambled words: what do Carlos and Daniil think of when it comes to Bahrain? For the Spanish: FINISH, KARTING, LATER, FRIDAY and CAMELS. For t...

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