SAKHIR GRAND PRIX

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06/12/2020 15:10 UTC

SAKHIR GRAND PRIX

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BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
06/12/2020 15:10 UTC

04/12/2020

FP1: 13:00 - 14:30

05/12/2020

QUALI: 18:00 - 19:00

06/12/2020

RACE: 18:10

The 2020 Formula 1 calendar was turned on its head by the Corona virus pandemic. Racing should have got underway on 15 March with the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne, but that was cancelled along with several other rounds. After a longer and earlier official shutdown period than usual, the season eventually started in Austria in July. Several races were rescheduled and new venues added, such as Mugello and Portimao, while the new calendar also sees the return of former host tracks such as Imola and the Nurburgring and some venues, the Red Bull Ring in July and Silverstone in August, hosted two races on consecutive weekend. The third double appointment this year takes place at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit, with the Bahrain Grand Prix from 27 to 29 November and the Sakhir Grand Prix being held from 4 to 6 December.

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 first F1 race in Bahrain was held in 2004, when Michael Schumacher won from Rubens Barrichello.

All the races have been held at the Bahrain International Circuit, located in the middle of the desert to south of the capital, Manama. The archipelago which makes up the Kingdom of Bahrain consists of 33 islands, featuring many classy resorts.

 

Bahrain GP Particularities

For the F1 circus, driving to the Sakhir circuit can involve spotting camels alongside the road, while the engineers face the task of keeping the sand from the track away from the engine and other car components. Fortunately, 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.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas)190
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas)135
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)110
4Lando Norris (McLaren)65
5Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)63
6Lance Stroll (BWT Racing Point)57
7Daniel Ricciardo (Renault DP World)53
8Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)49
9Sergio Pérez (BWT Racing Point)44
10Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)43
11Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren)41
12Esteban Ocon (Renault DP World)30
13Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow)17
14Daniil Kvyat (Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda)10
15Nico Hülkenberg (BWT Racing Point)6
16Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)2
17Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN)2
18Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)1
19Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)0
20Nicholas Latifi (Williams Racing)0
21George Russell (Williams Racing)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes325
2Red Bull173
3McLaren106
4Racing Point92
5Renault83
6Ferrari66
7AlphaTauri53
8Alfa Romeo4
9Haas1
10Williams0
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