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Ricciardo wins in China

Daniel Ricciado claimed a sensational victory today for Red Bull Racing in this year’s Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit. After starting from sixth, the Australian brilliantly overtook the best of his rivals midway through the race including teammate Max Verstappen, defending World champion Lewis Hamilton and championship leader Sebastian Vettel. With 12 laps to go, Ricciardo was able to pass Valtteri Bottas for the lead and he charged to the chequered flag from there. (...)

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Ricciardo wins in China

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Karting sprint champions crowned following exciting season finale at BIKC

Najashi Rashdan and Abdulla Buhindi were among the newly crowned champions following the fifth and final round of the 2017/2018 Bahrain Karting Sprints Championship (BKSC). The BKSC features both the Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC) and the Bahrain Sodi Sprint World Series (BSSWS). Rashdan emerged as the season’s winner in the BRMMC’s Senior Max category despite finishing second in his final race. Buhindi, on the other hand, had enough points to claim his crown even after finishing (...)

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 Record Paddock Club and Corporate Lounge sales. Paddock Club sales up 15% compared to last year  33,000 Race Day attendance, same as 2017. Total attendance of 95,000 over race weekend [2017: 93,000]  BIC supports Liberty’s broad vision of the future of F1, announced this weekend Following the conclusion of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Arif Rahimi, Chairman of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), said: “I congratulate Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari on a superb (...)

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Vettel triumphs in Bahrain Grand Prix thriller at BIC

Sebastian Vettel powered Ferrari to a sensational victory on Sunday night in a drama-filled Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, held under the bright lights of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Vettel overcame a threatening challenge from Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes who tried to chase him down and steal the chequered flag late on. But Vettel was able to hold on to the slightest of advantages despite a slower car over the race’s last few laps. The German eventually won (...)

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Al Zubair secures double to end title-winning season on a high

Al Faisal Al Zubair of Oman capped a dream season in style on Sunday after winning race two in the final round of the 2017/2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, held in support of the Bahrain Grand Prix. After officially securing the drivers’ title on Saturday with a win in race one, Al Zubair completed a weekend double with another pole-to-flag triumph. It was his fourth victory of the season and first double of the campaign. Bahrain’s His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (...)

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Markelov races to fine win in F2 sprint race

Artem Markelov of Russian Time raced to an impressive victory on Sunday in the sprint race of round one in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, held in support of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Markelov started from sixth following the reverse grid rule but did well at the lights to go directly into third place behind Nyck de Vries pf Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing and pole-sitter Maximillan Gunther of BWT Arden. He took over as leader on lap nine and maintained his position (...)

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Vettel captures Bahrain GP pole with fastest-ever lap at BIC

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest-ever lap at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) on Saturday night en route to securing pole position for Sunday’s blockbuster night race, the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel registered a blistering time of 1 minute 27.958 seconds as he set BIC’s 5.412-kilometre track alight late in Q3. The German was joined by several others in smashing the previous lap record of 1:28.769 set in last year’s qualifying by Valtteri Bottas. They included Ferrari (...)

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Raikkonen tops timesheet in F1 third practice for Bahrain Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen was once again the fastest man today having topped the third practice timesheet in the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). Raikkonen had a quickest time of 1 minute 29.868 seconds while logging 15 laps of work in the hour-long afternoon session. The Ferrari ace almost matched his best lap time from the night before in the weekend’s second practice, when he also went below the minute-and-a-half mark to finish atop the (...)

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Norris opens Formula 2 season with pole-to-flag victory

Lando Norris led teammate Sergio Sette Camara to a Carlin one-two today in the feature race of round one in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, being held in support of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Norris completed the 31-lap event in a total time of 57 minutes 46.206 seconds. He won from pole position and already enjoyed a large gap early on. Camara followed 8.321 seconds behind. He narrowly beat Artem Markelov of Russian Time for the runner-up spot, as Markelov (...)

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Al Zubair wins weekend’s first Porsche GT3 Cup race

Al Faisal Al Zubair of Oman took the chequered flag today in race one of the final round in the 2017/2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, being held in support of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Al Zubair completed the 10-lap sprint in a total time of 22 minute 14.613 seconds. Team Bahrain ace His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa finished as runner-up 5.024 seconds behind. Daniel Lu of China completed the podium placers 5.972s off the winning pace. Team (...)

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Norris storms to season-opening pole in Formula 2

Lando Norris claimed pole position on Friday night as he shone brightly under the stars in the FIA Formula 2 Championship’s season-opening qualifying run. Norris registered a best lap of 1 minute 41.761 seconds to take the top of the timesheet following a highly competitive qualifying. Fellow-Briton George Russell of ART Grand Prix followed in second position just 0.062 seconds adrift, while Alexander Albon of DAMS came third 0.089s back. Nyck de Vries of Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing (...)

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