Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12

BAHRAIN - 360 HOTLAP

April 11, 2017

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 Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. Here, Carlos Sainz reveals the secrets of the desert track.

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We are around 30 kilometres away from the Bahrain capital, Manama, for the third round of the Formula 1 world championship. We can't wait to see the sunset in these parts, not just because of the stunning colours it produces, but also because the race actually starts at dusk, at 18h00 local time, before ending in the night. The strip of Bahrain tarmac runs for 5.4 kilometres and in the race the drivers will tackle it a total of 57 times, covering a total distance of 308.2 kilometres. The track surface is particularly abrasive, therefore Pirelli is supplying the same compounds we had in China, namely the Supersoft, Soft and Medium.