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Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024

Event Overview

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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Cadillac rise to top in WEC FP3 timesheet

Cadillac rise to top in WEC FP3 timesheet

Cadillac Racing shot up to the top of the times today in the third and final practice of the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain weekend, the final round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Cadillac’s #2 crew of Earl Bamber, Alexander Lynn and Richard Westbrook set the fastest time in the 60-minute session driving their Cadillac V-Series.R Hybrid along Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) 5.412-kilometre track.

They posted a best lap of one minute 49.512 seconds in a warm and dry outing.

Classified behind Cadillac in second were Ferrari AF Corse’s #50 trio of Miguel Molina, Antonio Fuoco and Nicklas Nielsen. They shared the duties behind the wheel of their Ferrari 499P Hybrid and were 0.498s off the pace.

In third were Proton Competition’s #99 crew of Neel Jani, Gianmaria Bruni and Harry Tincknell driving a Porsche 963 Hybrid and posting a top lap 0.744s behind Cadillac.

Ferrari AF Corse made it two cars in the top four, Peugeot TotalEnergies’ #94 Peugeot 9X8 came fifth, and the pair of Porsche 963s of Porsche Penske Motorsport came sixth and seventh.

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s crews were eighth and ninth overall, while completing the overall top 10, all composed of Hypercar competitors, was Hertz Team JOTA, also driving a Porsche 963 Hybrid.

Leaders in the LMP2 class were United Autosports’ #9 crew of Joshua Pierson, Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis. They were followed by Prema Racing’s #9 crew and JOTA’s #28 car.

Amongst the LMGTE Am runners, Project 1-AO’s #56 trio of PJ Hyett, Gunnar Jeannette and Matteo Cairoli were the leaders. They had a fastest lap time of 1:58.214 in their Porsche 911 RSR-19. Richard Mille AF Corse’s #83 challenger followed and AF Corse’s #54 was third, both in Ferrari 488 GTE Evos.

The WEC field is back in action later this early evening for qualifying, starting from 4.15pm.

The field will be out on track in separate sessions per category, starting with the LMGTE Am class. The LMP2 runners will go out next and then the Hypercar contenders will battle for pole.

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