Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Overview

The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One race held in Sakhir, 30 Km south of Bahrain’s capital Manama. In 2004, it made history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East, and was given the award for the "Best Organized Grand Prix" that year by the FIA. To commemorate its tenth anniversary, the 2014 race was held as a night race under floodlights. The Bahrain Grand Prix thus became the second Formula One night race after the Singapore Grand Prix. The circuit’s varying width at the end of different straights provides drivers with diverse racing lines which combined with its 15-corner design leads to multiple overtaking opportunities. Visit the Bahrain Grand Prix and experience this wonderful island country of sunshine, sand and sea!

Previous winners

Winner of F1 Bahrain Grand Prix in 2018:

  • Driver: Sebastian Vettel (Germany)
  • Constructor: Ferrari

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Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrain International Circuit, Gate 255, Gulf of Bahrain Avenue, Umm Jidar 1062, Sakhir, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Description

Main Grandstand

Experience some of the most exciting moments of one of the season’s hottest venues. Overseeing the starting line, the main grandstand offers a great view of the start and finish of the race, pre-grid action, pit-lane activity and the podium. The main grandstand offers distant views of the majority of the track; spectators also have access to three giant screens

Turn 1

On the edge of the track’s first corner, the Turn 1 grandstand is a thrilling place to watch the Grand Prix. With overtaking opportunities for the drivers, Turn 1 guarantees electrifying moments. Likewise, the stand offers a more than decent view of bends 2 and 3, and a giant screen to follow the rest of the race.

University

Located opposite Turns 2 and 3, it offers a view of the very exciting Turn 1, Turn 9 and Turn 10, and the back straight (on the opposite side of the track).

Batelco

The Batelco grandstand brings fantastic panoramic views of over 60% of the track with a variety of sections from straight lines to tricky turns, including the famous "desert loops". The right-hand hairpin, Turn 8, offers great overtaking opportunities as cars are forced to brake heavily.  A giant screen is available opposite the grandstand.

Victory Grandstand

Fashioned into two separate grandstands, the Victory complex offers views of the last section of the track. Witness the drivers ‘composure as they maneuver their way through this double right-hander and storm towards the finish line. Seats in the Victory Grandstand also provide a decent view of the back straight and the double apex turn (Turn 11).

Inside the venue


Food & Beverages:

  • The organizers provide for a selection of food and beverages, at various outlets located within all the grandstands, but at a rather steep price.
  • Please note that alcoholic beverages are neither sold at the circuit nor can be taken into the circuit area.
  • The Gulf Air Club, located within the heart of the entertainment plaza in BIC’s bustling F1 Village, lets customers purchase food and beverages and allows them access to shaded seating, privileged parking and TV screens that ensure they miss none of the exciting line-up of races and activities. You need a ticket purchased from Grand Prix Events to access the Gulf Air Club.

 

Inside the Venue:

 

ITEM

ALLOWED (Yes/No)

COMMENTS

Binoculars/Camcorders

No

 

Cameras (Still Photography)

Yes

For personal use only

Commercial Signs/Merchandise

No

 

Tripods

No

 

 

Other Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Assistance
  • First Aid
  • Shops

 

Activities:

  • A wide array of main stage and roaming acts, extreme activities, await fans on all three days of theFormula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Venue details


Schedule Timing


Friday 14 April, 2017:

  • Practice 1: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Practice 2: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday 15 April, 2017:

  • Practice 3: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Qualifying: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sunday 16 April, 2017:

  • Race: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

 

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