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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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Hospitality

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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F2 driver line-up all set for season-opener supporting F1 Bahrain GP 2019

The 20-driver line-up for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship is now complete and the field is ready to take Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) by storm this weekend for the opening round of their season, being held in support of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019. 

The final additions to the roster of up-and-coming race stars were made in the past few days, and all 10 Formula 2 teams are ready to line up on the grid.

The season-opening meeting in Bahrain will have a 32-lap Feature Race covering 173.184 kilometres on Saturday (March 30) and then the 23-lap Sprint Race over 124.476km will be held on Sunday (March 31).

Amongst the more prominent drivers competing in Formula 2 this year is Mick Schumacher, who is the son of seven-time Formula 1 World champion Michael Schumacher. He will be taking to the tarmac with Italian outfit Prema Racing, alongside Indonesian teammate Sean Galeal.

It was also announced that 20-year-old Schumacher will be making his debut in a Formula 1 car in Bahrain at a young drivers’ test, to be held April 2 and 3 right after the Grand Prix.

A few other big names competing this Formula 2 season include Williams test and reserve driver Nicholas Latifi from Canada, who will race for French team DAMS alongside Brazilian Sergio Sette Camara; Renault test driver Jack Aitken from Great Britain, who competes for Spanish team Campos Racing with Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci; and former Formula 1 test driver Nikita Mazepin from Russia, who drives for French outfit ART Grand Prix alongside Nyck De Vries from the Netherlands.

 

 

There is one lady driver on the grid this season, Colombian Tatiana Calderon, who races for British squad BWT Arden alongside Anthoine Hubert of France.

From the other teams, Carlin are set to race with Louis Deletraz from Switzerland and Nobuharu Matsushita of Japan; UNI-Virtuosi Racing from Great Britain will compete with Guanyu Zhou from China and Luca Ghiotto from Italy; and Sauber Junior Team by Charouz from the Czech Republic with Callum Ilott from Great Britain and Juan Manuel Correa from the US.

The grid is completed by MP Motorsport from the Netherlands with Jordan King from Great Britain and Dutch teammate Mahaveer Raghunathan; and Trident from Italy who will race with Giuliano Alesi of France and Ralph
Boschung of Switzerland.

The new Formula 2 campaign is set to feature 12 meetings in all, each running in conjunction with a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

 

 

Formula 2 has been an essential part of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend from the very beginning.

It is widely accepted to be the chief feeder category to Formula 1, with many of its graduates moving on to the top flight after honing their skills at this level. Among them on the current Formula 1 grid are reigning World champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, Sergio Perez of Racing Point, Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Romain Grosjean of Haas, Pierre Gasly of Red Bull Racing, Lando Norris of McLaren, George Russell of Williams, and Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo.

Tickets are selling fast for the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, which is set to be open to the public over four days for the first time. Tickets for seating to the Main Grandstand are BD150 apiece. A Batelco Grandstand ticket for all four days originally costs BD120, but there are also two other options for Batelco Grandstand seats. For a ticket to Saturday and Sunday only, the cost is BD100, while for Friday only it is BD60.

A four-day ticket to the Turn One Grandstand is BD100 before any discount; whereas University and Victory Grandstand tickets are originally BD60 apiece.

It is worth noting that BIC is covering the Value Added Tax (VAT) on all Bahrain Grand Prix ticket prices, saving fans from any additional expense to attend the Formula 1 spectacle. The prices continue to be amongst the most competitive for any event on the Formula 1 calendar.