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Vettel powers Ferrari to fine Spa victory

Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari won the Belgian Grand Prix today at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Vettel was second on the grid alongside pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. The start went off normally but a McLaren was soon flying through the air as Fernando Alonso was hit by Nico Hulkenberg. All eyes were back on the leaders after the incident and Vettel immediately got past Hamilton on the Kemmel climb to take the lead. Right after that, the Safety Car came out and four (...)

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Vettel powers Ferrari to fine Spa victory

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Hamilton cruises to victory in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton cruised to a fantastic victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday at Hungaroring. Starting from pole, Hamilton controlled the race from the very beginning and built a massive gap ahead the rest of the field before escaping some drama that unfolded behind him late on. The Mercedes ace completed the race in a total time of one hour 37 minutes 16.427 seconds to claim his 67th career victory, his fifth in 2018 and sixth in Hungary. Hamilton appeared to be leading a Mercedes (...)

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Hamilton claims surprise victory at rain-hit German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claimed a stunning victory and led a Mercedes one-two in a rain-hit German Grand Prix on Sunday at the Hockenheimring. After starting from 14th on the grid, Hamilton stormed through the field to claim his 66th career victory – his fourth of the 2018 season and fourth at the German Grand Prix, equalling Michael Schumacher’s record for most Formula 1 wins at the race. Hamilton took full advantage of the misfortunes of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who started from pole (...)

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BIC hosts tour for GPIC employees’ kids in summer camp

Bahrain International Circuit, “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, hosted a circuit-wide tour for children of employees from Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC). The activity was a part of the kids’ summer camp at GPIC. Around 200 children were able to visit all the major facilities around the circuit, including the iconic Sakhir Tower, Race Control Tower, Media Centre, the car maintenance garages and the Welcome Centre. They were also taken on a ride around BIC’s (...)

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Verstappen seizes the day for fantastic home win

Max Verstappen was gifted an unexpected home victory today in the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Verstappen took advantage of the retirements of early race leaders Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to seize his first triumph of the season and third for Red Bull Racing. Hamilton appeared to be on his way to a fantastic win, but was shockingly forced to roll to a halt when he lost fuel pressure after 62 of the race’s 71 laps. Pole-sitter Bottas (...)

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Hamilton powers to dominant win in return of French GP

Lewis Hamilton claimed a commanding victory on Sunday on the return of the French Grand Prix to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Hamilton started from pole and got away clean at the start while some of his key rivals were engaged in some chaos behind him. The defending World champion took full advantage and stormed to a fine win virtually unchallenged He completed the 53-lap sprint around Circuit Paul Ricard in one hour 30 minutes 11.385 seconds – 7.090 seconds clear of Red Bull (...)

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Sebastian Vettel raced to a dominant victory in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. His pole-to-flag triumph was his third of the season, adding to his wins in Australia and Bahrain. The result put him back in first place on the drivers’ championship standings, and it also ended a 14-year drought for Ferrari at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. Vettel got away well at the lights and maintained his position in front of the pack early on. Planning for just a single stop in the 68-lap (...)

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BIC awards season’s champions in 2,000cc and karting

BIC, “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, honoured on Saturday night the champions of the past racing year in an end-of-season awards ceremony held at the circuit premises in Sakhir. Amongst those celebrated were the winners of the 2017/2018 BIC 2,000cc Challenge as well as the 2017/2018 Bahrain Karting Championships. BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa attended the event. Shaikh Salman thanked all those who participated in both the 2,000cc and karting, and praised (...)

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Fantastic Friday at BIC with Open Track and Burnout

As the summer heat reaches extreme levels, so do the action and intensity at BIC. This Friday, “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” hosts a fantastic double-header with an Open Track Night for cars and motorbikes as well as an exciting evening of Burnout. This will be the second Open Track held during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The activity is scheduled to be held from 8pm to 1am along BIC’s brilliantly floodlit 2.55-kilometre Inner Track. Open Track Night is one of the most popular (...)

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BIC welcomes French international football star Karim Benzema

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), "The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East", welcomed French international football star Karim Benzema to its premises over the weekend. BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa was on hand to receive the high-profile guest and his entourage, along with several other circuit officials. Shaikh Salman toured the Real Madrid legend around BIC’s iconic VIP Tower and then took him along an enjoyable ride down the circuit’s multiple-terrain, (...)

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Burnout Nights set for a red hot spectacle at BIC on Friday

Things are set to get red hot on Friday with the latest edition of Burnout Nights, taking place at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, in Sakhir. Burnout is one of the most popular events held annually at the circuit during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Scores of participants from all over the Gulf put on a fantastic show for massive crowds. Burnout offers a unique spectacle for fans, with the sight of huge flames and rapidly rising white smoke, (...)

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