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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Wagner sets pace in FP1 of Porsche Sprint Challenge ME

Richard Wagner from Germany kicked off the action at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 today by setting the pace in the first practice session of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International Circuit.

The championship is part of the weekend’s support programme in Sakhir, and it is holding the first round of its 2020/2021 season.

Wagner made his presence felt as he topped the times with a best lap of 2mins 05.094secs late in the 45-minute session, held in cool temperatures with slight rain early on.



Jesse Van Kuijk from the Netherlands followed with a best lap that was just 0.053 seconds slower, while Julian Hanses of Germany was third quickest with a lap 0.321s off the leader’s pace.

Each of the top three are competing this weekend in the series’ Pro category of the GT3 class.

Lucas Groeneveld, also from the Netherlands, was fastest in the Pro-Am category while Eddy Waldhier of Germany set the pace amongst the Am runners.



Bahrain’s Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and Shaikh Jaber bin Ali Al Khalifa were eighth and 10th, respectively.

Shaikh Ali had a best lap of 2mins 08.838secs competing in the Pro-Am category, while Shaikh Jaber registered a top lap of 2mins 09.693secs in the Am.

The Porsche Sprint Challenge ME returns later this evening for the weekend’s second practice session, scheduled for a 7.55pm start. It will also be run over 45 minutes.