Just another weekend to survive, after which Formula 1 will finally return in all its glory. With no fewer than 23 races, Class A will have one of the busiest seasons in history. The adventure did not start this year in Australia but rather in Bahrain. Time to list everything you need to know.
The Grand Prix of Bahrain has been a constant staple of the destination list for many years. The race will be held at the Bahrain International Circuit, located in the Sakhir desert region, thirty kilometers from the capital, Manama. The first edition was held in 2004. It was the first time that the monarchy had reached the Middle East. Since then, the Bahrain Grand Prix has been held every year, except for 2011, when the event was canceled due to protests in the country. Former world champion Damon Hill called for a boycott of the race due to the bloodletting. In the end he was replaced by the Indian Grand Prix. Last year, Bahrain was on the calendar twice. However, during the second race, she was driven on the outside layout of the track.
Bahrain International Circuit
The Bahrain International Circuit was largely built in 2003. Hermann Tilke – a well-known Formula 1 architect – is responsible for designing the circuit. Since the circuit is located in the desert, asphalt is regularly scoured with a layer of sand. This, combined with the fact that the track is not used much, means that riders often have to look for stability. The circle is 5,412 kilometers long and has 15 turns. Fastest lap in Charles Leclerc’s hand. In 2019, he toured the ring with his Ferrari at 1.27,866.
Grand Prix schedule in Bahrain
The weekend race schedule in Bahrain differs from what we know from European races. The first free training will take place on Friday afternoon, March 26 at 12:30 PM. At 4:00 PM, it was time for your second training session. Saturday, March 28th, the third and final free training session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Then the starting lineup will be decided at 4:00 pm. The race itself starts on Sunday 28 March at 5:00 pm NST.
Friday, March 26
First free exercise: 12:30 pm.
The second free training: 4 pm.
Saturday, March 27th
Third Free Training: 1:00 pm
Qualification: 4:00 PM
Sunday 28 March
Race: 5:00 pm