CIRCUITMAP

Bahrain

308,24

Length

57

Rounds

2004

First GP

Basket

Characteristics

<h3>Bahrain Grand Prix</h3>




History


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

Currency: Bahrain-Dinar

statistics

Description Value
In the racing calendar2004-2010, since 2012
route length5,412 km
race length308,238 km in 57 round
lap record (race)1:30,252 (2004, Michael Schumacher)
lap record (Quali)1:28.769
most victoriesFernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel (3)
Most polesNico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton (2))
how often?13
first time2004