BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
Postponed

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
Postponed

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.

The Bahrain GP has been staged since 2004, when Michael Schumacher won from Rubens Barrichello. It has been held 15 times, with the race cancelled in 2011 due to a socio-political crisis.

All the races have been held at the Bahrain International Circuit, located in the desert to south of the capital, Manama. The Bahrain GP means sun, heat and duels in the desert. The archipelago which makes up the Kingdom of Bahrain is made up of 33 islands, featuring many classy resort.

Motor sport fans can get behind the wheel themselves, as there’s a world class kart track alongside the F1 circuit. The Scuderia AlphaTauri crew has raced there and can attest that it’s great fun.

Bahrain GP Particularities

For the F1 circus, driving to the Sakhir circuit can involve spotting camels alongside the road.

For the engineers, there is 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.

The 2019 Bahrain GP was won by Lewis Hamilton, with pole position going to Charles Leclerc.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas)25
2Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari)18
3Lando Norris (Vodafone McLaren)16
4Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas)12
5Carlos Sainz Jr. (Vodafone McLaren)10
6Sergio Pérez (Racing Point F1 Team)8
7Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri)6
8Esteban Ocon (Renault F1 Team)4
9Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team)2
10Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)1
11Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)0
12Max Verstappen (Infiniti Red Bull Racing)0
13George Russell (Williams F1 Team)0
14Nicholas Latifi (Williams F1 Team)0
15Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team)0
16Alexander Albon (Infiniti Red Bull Racing)0
17Daniil Kvyat (Scuderia AlphaTauri)0
18Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)0
19Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)0
20Lance Stroll (Racing Point F1 Team)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes37
2McLaren26
3Ferrari19
4Racing Point8
5AlphaTauri6
6Renault4
7Alfa Romeo2
8Red Bull0
9Haas0
10Williams0