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Hamilton sets the pace on day 1 of in-season testing

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the day today on day one of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir Hamilton registered a best lap of one minute 31.358 seconds while completing 97 laps of work. Antonio Giovinazzi, driving for Ferrari, had the second-best time of the day, running 0.626s slower than the leading Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing was classified third on the timesheet. He was 0.991s slower than Hamilton. Romain Grosjean of (...)

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Hamilton sets the pace on day 1 of in-season testing

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Vettel strikes with brilliant victory in spectacular Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel roared to a brilliant victory this evening in the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit once again provided the perfect setting for a sizzling motorsport spectacle. After splitting the first two races of the season with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton, Vettel was eager to strike back and it was the star pair once again battling in the end for all the glory. This time it was the scarlet red of Ferrari taking the chequered flag as a (...)

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Record crowds enjoy spectacular race at BIC

Following the conclusion of the 2017 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Arif Rahimi, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, said: “I offer our congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari on a superb victory under the lights here at the BIC.With another record crowd of 33,000 today and 93,000 over the weekend, all our main stands were completely sold out, as well as Paddock Club and corporate boxes for the first time ever." "We have now broken our race day attendance records (...)

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Fantastic first pole for Bottas in Bahrain!

Valtteri Bottas stormed to the maiden pole position of his career this evening after a stunning Qualifying session for Sunday’s much-awaited Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit once again sparkled under the stars and the action on track was just as awesome. Bottas registered his best lap of one minute 28.769 seconds at the very end of Q3, and neither Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton nor the Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen could match his (...)

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Verstappen tops Formula 1 practice three

Max Verstappen set the fastest lap in the third and final practice session of the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix The Red Bull Racing ace registered a best lap of one minute 32.194 seconds around BIC’s 5.412-kilomere Grand Prix track. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes was second on the classification just 0.110 seconds slower, while Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who had set the pace in the first two practices, this time had to settle for third with a fastest lap 0.556s off the leading (...)

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Vettel sets the pace as Bahrain GP ticket sales go up

Bahrain International Circuit announced today that ticket sales for the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix have increased as compared to last year Tickets have already sold out for the University Grandstand. They are also 98 per cent sold out for the Main Grandstand. With the highly anticipated night race happening on Sunday, this year’s mega event has generated great interest from race fans all over the world. Tickets will continue to be sold over the next couple of days. They can be (...)

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BIC Chairman welcomes new Chief Executive Officer of Formula One to Bahrain

Senior management of Liberty Media, which acquired Formula One last year, arrive for their first visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Talks held with new F1 owners underline joint ambition to grow the sport. BIC Chairman emphasises the BIC’s long-term commitment to Formula One. Mr Arif Rahimi, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, today welcomed Chase Carey, Chief Executive officer and Chairman of The Formula One Group on his first trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain ahead of the 2017 (...)

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Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix set for flag-off at BIC

Bahrain International Circuit opens its gates Friday morning for the long-awaited start to the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix The three-day event marks the third round of this year’s FIA Formula 1 World Championship, and the first night race of the season, taking place Sunday in Sakhir. Gates open at 10am. Friday’s Formula 1 action will feature a pair of hour-and-a-half practices. The first is scheduled to start at 2pm while the other will begin at 6pm in the evening, with the (...)

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Formula 1’s stars drivers are here!

A number of Formula 1’s star drivers arrived in the Kingdom of Bahrain today ahead of this weekend’s 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosts the sporting and entertainment spectacle from Friday to Sunday in Sakhir. Among those seen arriving at Bahrain International Airport were Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen, Mercedes ace Valtteri Bottas, Force India’s Esteban Ocon and Renault’s Jolyon Palmer. They were received upon reaching the (...)

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Hamilton wins in China with historic ‘Grand Slam’

Lewis Hamilton took his 54th Formula 1 victory today at the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai The Mercedes ace won ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, as the pair switched places for the first two Grands Prix of the new season. With the completion of China, Formula 1 now heads to the Middle East for the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix from April 14 to 16 at Bahrain International Circuit. Hamilton completed the 56-lap race in one hour 37 minutes 36.158 seconds. His win was (...)

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Enjoy the best of motorsport and entertainment at 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain International Circuit is getting all geared up to host this year’s biggest and most awaited event: the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Taking place from April 14 to 16 in Sakhir, the Bahrain Grand Prix will mark the third of 20 rounds on the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. It will be the first night race of the season, and the fourth year in a row that the world’s fastest single-seaters will be shining in the Sakhir desert under BIC’s brilliant floodlighting (...)

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