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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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Leclerc puts Ferrari on top in Formula 1 first Practice

Ferrari enjoyed a positive start to the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 after setting a blistering pace in today’s first Practice session at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. 

Charles Leclerc led teammate Sebastian Vettel to the top of the timesheet as racing action intensified at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

Leclerc posted a best lap time of 1m 30.354s while completing 20 laps in the hour-and-a-half session around BIC’s 5.412-kilometre track.

Vettel followed with a fastest time just 0.263s behind. He completed 21 laps.

 

 

Mercedes’ Australian Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas was 0.974s adrift in third with 26 laps, while reigning World champion Lewis Hamilton had the fourth-best time 1.247s from Leclerc with 23 laps.

The Red Bull Racing pair of Max Verstappen (+1.319s) and Pierre Gasly (+1.461s) were fifth and sixth, respectively.

Carlos Sainz (+1.598s) put McLaren in seventh on the session’s classification; while rounding out the top 10 were Nico Hulkenberg (+1.686s) of Renault, Daniil Kvyat (+1.985s) of Toro Rosso and Kimi Raikkonen (+2.031s) of Alfa Romeo Racing.

The Formula 1 field returns for Practice Two at 6pm this evening.