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The Bahrain International Circuit is a modern, Hermann Tilke-designed Grand Prix circuit set in the middle of the Bahraini desert.

Country
Bahrain
Location
Sakhir, Bahrain
Co-ordinates
26.032459, 50.510513
Latest Race
First Race

The Bahrain International Circuit is a modern, Hermann Tilke-designed Grand Prix circuit set in the middle of the Bahraini desert. It opened in 2004 to hold the first Formula 1 race in the Middle East. Normally an early round of the World Championship, it was the opening race in 2006 after Melbourne delayed its race to avoid clashing with the Commonwealth Games. As with many of its contemporaries, the circuit at Sakhir was accused of being somewhat bland although its desert location does give it a unique atmosphere. It was chosen as the opening round of the 2011 World Championship but the race was postponed and then cancelled amid popular unrest in the Gulf State. Two races were held in 2020 as part of the rearranged F1 calendar. That year’s Bahrain GP was stopped by Romain Grosjean’s fiery accident. The following week’s Sakhir GP was held on the 2.2-mile Outer Circuit when Sergio Pérez scored a surprise victory for Racing Point.

Grand Prix Circuit

2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.363 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2004), 1m30.252, 134.144 mph, F1, 2004

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m27.264, 138.738 mph, F1, 2020

Endurance Circuit

2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.914 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Fernando Alonso (Ferrari F10), 1m58.287, 119.120 mph, F1, 2010

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull RB6-Renault), 1m53.883, 123.727 mph, F1, 2010

Outer Circuit

2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.202 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

George Russell (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 55.404s, 143.080 mph, F1, 2020

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 53.377s, 148.514 mph, F1, 2020

Latest Races

3,170

Championships

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15,612

Results

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16,088

Drivers

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9,351

Teams

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865

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