Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024

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BIC is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, as the opening round of the 2024 season and its first-ever Saturday night race at the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East on 29 February to 2 March 2024.

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Due to exceptional demand, we have continued to expand our hospitality offerings. This year, we are delighted to offer The Dome Lounge by F1 Experiences, as well as The Champions Club, both tailor-made in response to the massive interest in hospitality options for the grand prix. In addition, the ultimate in world-class hospitality is available in The Paddock Cub Please note that Corporate boxes for 2024 are now sold out.

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BIC to kick off six days of pre-season F1 and F2 testing on Monday

BIC to kick off six days of pre-season F1 and F2 testing on Monday

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, hosts six days of testing starting Monday (March 8), featuring two of the biggest single-seater racing series in the world.

First up at the Sakhir track will be three days of pre-season tests for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Formula 1’s leading feeder series, from Monday to Wednesday (March 10).

Then, from Friday to Sunday (March 12 to 14), the world’s most popular teams and drivers will hit the tarmac in pre-season testing for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Each three-day session will have running from morning until the early evening. The F2 tests will be between 9am and 12noon and then again from 2pm to 5pm. The F1 tests will be from 10am to 2pm, and then again from 3pm to 7pm. Testing will be held without spectators, as the circuit prepares for fans for the main event at the end of this month.

The tests are part of both series’ final preparations for the start of their new seasons, both of which will be held in Bahrain. For all the competitors, it is their first chance to get an indication of how competitive their latest cars will be ahead of the first race of the season, making for a crucial period at BIC.

Bahrain has been given the honour to host the opening round of this year’s F1 World Championship, with the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix taking place from March 26 to 28.

Tickets are now available for this year’s Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. To ensure that the event can proceed in a safe environment, and in line with government health advice, tickets are only available to vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered individuals.

Tickets are on sale now at with a single discounted price of BD100 for tickets across stands for the three-day event.

F1 is being supported that weekend by the first round of F2.

From Monday, all 11 F2 teams will be on track getting some important mileage in their cars, including defending champions Prema Racing, Uni-Virtuosi Racing, Carlin, Hitech Grand Prix, ART Grand Prix, MP Motorsport, Charouz Racing System, Dams, Campos Racing, HWA Racelab and Trident.

The F2 field is headed for major changes from 2021 onwards, with each round comprising three races instead of two. The race meeting’s Friday sessions remain the same, with one 45-minute practice followed by a 30-minute qualifying. Two Sprint Races are then scheduled to take place on the Saturday of the meeting, both consisting of 120 kilometres or 45 minutes. The Feature Race will then be held on Sunday over an one hour or covering 170 kilometres.

For F1’s teams, the Bahrain tests will mark the first time all 2021 contenders, which were unveiled to the world one by one over the past few weeks, will be on the track together.

World champions Mercedes are joined by Red Bull Racing, McLaren, Aston Martin, Alpine, Ferrari, AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo, Haas and Williams in gearing up for the record 23-race calendar that is set to flag off in the Kingdom.

Fans this year will experience the excitement of being present at the first race of the 2021 F1 season, with the thrilling racing this brings, together with entertainment and extensive food and beverage offerings within a COVID-19 safe area.