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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Toyota Gazoo Racing set WEC FP1 pace

Toyota Gazoo Racing set WEC FP1 pace

Toyota Gazoo Racing overcame a sudden downpour to top the first practice timesheet today in the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

The final round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) flagged off in thrilling fashion, with the challenging weather conditions adding an external element that the WEC’s teams and star drivers do not regularly experience in Sakhir.

The #7 crew of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez were the pace-setters in their Toyota GR010 Hybrid. They led a Toyota Gazoo Racing one-two in the extended 135-minute session, where they were just 0.104 seconds ahead of teammates Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa in their #8 Hybrid.

Both cars were also the top two amongst the record 12 runners in the WEC’s Hypercar category.

United Autosport’s #22 crew of Frederick Lubin, Philip Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque were quickest in the WEC’s Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class, and D’Station Racing’s #777 trio of Liam Talbot, Casper Stevenson and Tomonobu Fujii were fastest in the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance Am (LMGTE Am) category.

The 36-car WEC field returns to action for the weekend’s second practice later today. The sessions are part of the opening day’s events in the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain, which are being held behind closed doors.

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