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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Hanses claims narrowest of victories in opening Porsche race

Julian Hanses from Germany clinched the narrowest of victories this afternoon in the weekend’s first race of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East, taking place at Bahrain International Circuit in support of the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.

Hanses won the season-opening event ahead of pole-sitter Leon Koehler by just 0.004 seconds, while third-placer Berkay Besler was just 0.293s behind.

Koehler drove a brilliant race after stalling at the start and dropping to the very back of the field before gradually battling back to claim the runner-up spot.



JB Simmenauer finished fourth while Richard Wagner rounded out the top five.

Each of the leading drivers were competing in the series’ Pro class.

Taking the ProAm win was Jesse Van Kuijk. He was 18.783s from Hanses, while winning the Am category was Bahrain’s Shaikh Jaber Al Khalifa.

The Porsche runners are set to return for their second of three scheduled races tonight starting at 6.55pm.