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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Peugeot outpace Toyota, Alpine in Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain FP1

Peugeot outpace Toyota, Alpine in Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain FP1

Peugeot Totalenergies outpaced Hypercar title contenders Toyota Gazoo Racing and Alpine Elf Team in Free Practice One of this weekend’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, the season-finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Bahrain International Circuit.

The #93 crew of Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen and Jean-Eric Vergne led teammates Loic Duval, Gustavo Menezes and Nico Muller in the team’s #94 car to a one-two in the WEC’s opening 90-minute session.

Di Resta-Jensen-Vergne had a fastest lap time of one minute 50.536 seconds in their Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar, while their teammates followed 0.877 seconds back.

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s #7 crew of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez were third overall 1.139s behind the pace-setters, while Alpine Elf Team’s #36 trio of Andre Negrao, Nicolas Lapierre and Matthieu Vaxiviere were fourth 1.260s back.

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s #8 crew of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa completed the Hypercar field in fifth, 1.381s from first place.

The LMP2 class was led by the #83 AF Corse crew of Alessio Rovera, Francois Perrodo and Nicklas Nielsen with a best lap of 1:52.144 in their Oreca 07-Gibson.

The LMGTE Pro class saw the #92 Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen take Porsche GT Team to first place with a fastest lap of 1:58.025.

In the LMGTE Am category, Team Project 1’s Phillip Hyett, Gunnar Jeannette and Ben Barnicoat in the #51 Porsche 911 RSR-19 set the pace with a lap of 1:59.636.

WEC’s Free Practice Two follows this evening starting at 5.30pm.