Bahrain International Circuit is located at Sakhir, 30 km south-west of the island's capital, Manama. The Hermann Tilke designed circuit contains no less than five track layouts within one complex.
The circuit offers its own unique challenges, with slow-speed corners at the end of long straights making it tough on brakes and a difficult circuit to overtake. Since 2014 the Grand Prix is held as “Night Race”.
A unique problem is sand that might get blown on the circuit. To counteract this a special adhesive is sprayed on the sand around the track.
Winner 2016: Nico Rosberg
In the racing calendar
2004-2010, since 2012
308,238 km in 57 round
lap record (race)
1:30,252 (2004, Michael Schumacher)
lap record (Quali)
Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel (3)
Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton (2))