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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De Haan sets pace in season-opening Porsche Carrera Cup practice

De Haan sets pace in season-opening Porsche Carrera Cup practice

Dutchman Robert De Haan kick-started the on-track action in the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain today by topping the first practice timesheet in the Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East (PCCME).

The PCCME is holding the opening round of its 2023/2024 season as part of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) weekend in Sakhir.

De Haan had a best lap time two minutes 04.087 seconds in the 45-minute session, completing 13 laps of work.

German Theo Oeverhaus of DHL Team followed narrowly behind just 0.027 seconds off De Haan’s pace, while countryman Colin Boenighausen of Fire Racing finished third overall 0.327s back.

All three drivers were also the leaders amongst the Pro category competitors.

Saudi Arabia’s Khaled Alahmadi, driving for Saudi Racing, spearheaded the ProAm class with a best lap of 2:04.806; while Italian Sebastian Gorga of R1SE Motorsport was the pace-setter in the Am category with a fastest lap time of 2:05.547. Bahrain’s Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, competing for Team Bahrain, was right behind Gorga in 2:05.975.

The PCCME field returns to action for the weekend’s second practice session later today starting at 4.15pm.