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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Evans, Hanses land on pole for Porsche Sprint Challenge ME races

Jaxon Evans and Julian Hanses each claimed pole position today for this weekend’s two races in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East, being held in support of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.

Evans clocked a fastest lap of 2mins 04.140secs in qualifying to clinch the leading grid position for the first race taking place this afternoon, scheduled for a 3.50pm flag-off.



Hanses then took pole for race two with a lap of 2mins 04.770secs, which was top amongst the 17-car field’s second-fastest laps in qualifying.

For race one, Evans was also the top qualifier in the GT3 class’ Pro category. Qualifying behind him was Lucas Groeneveld with a best lap of 2mins 04.239secs, while Hanses was third with a time of 2mins 04.737secs.

Groeneveld headed all runners in the Pro-Am category, while taking pole amongst the Am participants was Eddy Waldhier.



For race two, Hanses will start alongside Evans, whose second-best time was 2mins 04.827secs. Groeneveld qualified third with a mark of 2mins 04.877secs.

Bahrainis Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa (Pro-Am) and Shaikh Jaber bin Ali Al Khalifa (Am) qualified eighth and 10th, respectively, for the first sprint. For race two, Shaikh Ali was 10th while Shaikh Jaber qualified ninth.

This weekend’s meeting is the first round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East’s 2020/2021 season.