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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It was a heated battle for pole tonight at Bahrain International Circuit

It was a heated battle for pole tonight at Bahrain International Circuit, and at the end of one of the most intriguing and unpredictable qualifying sessions of the 2020 F1 season, Valtteri Bottas emerged as the last man standing.

Bottas will start at the front of the grid in the highly anticipated F1 Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 as it gets set to light up BIC’s 3.543-kilometre track for the first time.

He captured pole with a blistering lap of 53.377 seconds in Q3, beating out teammate George Russell—driving in place of Lewis Hamilton this weekend—by just 0.026 seconds to lock up the front row for Mercedes for the second successive weekend.



Qualifying behind them were Max Verstappen (+0.056s) of Red Bull Racing and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (+0.236s), while Sergio Perez (+0.413s) of Racing Point and Daniil Kvyat (+0.529s) of AlphaTauri secured the positions on row three.

Completing the top 10 will be Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo (+0.580s), McLaren’s Carlos Sainz (+0.633s), Pierre Gasly (+0.777s) in the second AlphaTauri and Lance Stroll (+0.823s) in the other Racing Point car.

Verstappen had earlier led the field after Q2 while Bottas was the top man at the end of Q1, both with sub-54 second times.



Q2 saw some disappointing exits for some after starting off the weekend with promising performances. Renault’s Esteban Ocon, Red Bull’s Alexander Albon, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and McLaren’s Lando Norris all had their qualifying campaigns end there and will begin tomorrow’s race from 11th to 15th, respectively.

Eliminated from further contention in Q1 were Kevin Magnussen of Haas, Nicholas Latifi and Jack Aitken for Williams, Kimi Raikkonen in the other Alfa Romeo, and Pietro Fittipaldi in the second Haas car. They complete tomorrow’s start grid from 16th to 20th.

Aitken is driving in place of Russell this weekend while Fittipaldi is subbing for Romain Grosjean as he continues to recover from his horrifying crash at last weekend’s F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.