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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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De Haan wins opening race of Porsche Carrera Cup ME season

De Haan wins opening race of Porsche Carrera Cup ME season

Robert De Haan of the Netherlands triumphed this evening in the season-opening race of the 2023/2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East (PCCME), held in support of this weekend’s Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

The Central Europe Racing team driver won from pole following a tough battle with German Theo Oeverhaus of DHL Team. Only 1.028 seconds separated the pair at the chequered flag after 12 laps of exciting action along BIC’s 5.412-kilometre track.

Colin Boenighausen, also from Germany, came third for FIRE Racing 3.499s behind to complete the overall podium.

All three drivers were also the top-placers in the PCCME’s Pro class.

De Haan’s victory continued his near-perfect weekend at BIC, in which he also topped the timesheets in the meeting’s two practices while capturing pole for race one in qualifying. He is set to start Saturday’s second race on the front row in second position.

Taking the honours in the ProAm category this evening was Canadian Bashar Mardini of Team BMR, who finished sixth overall; while winning the Am class was Italian Sebastian Gorga of R1SE Motorsport, who was 10th overall in the 16-car field.

Team Bahrain’s Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa and Shaikh Jaber bin Ali Al Khalifa of One% team joined Gorga on the Am category podium.

The PCCME’s second race of this round is set to take place Saturday, scheduled for an 11am start with Oeverhaus on pole.