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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WEC Free Practice 1

Team LNT topped the times today in the first 90-minute Free Practice session of the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, being held as part of the BIC National Day Festival.

The no. 5 AER-powered Ginetta G60-LT-P1 car driven by Charles Robertson, Ben Hanley and Jordan King clocked a best lap of one minute 44.791 seconds to set the overall pace in daylight around the 5.412-kilometre track at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

They were 2.185 seconds ahead of the no. 1 Gibson-powered Rebellion R13 driven by Bruno Senna, Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato.



Toyota Gazoo Racing’s pair of TS050 Hybrids followed in third and fourth. The no. 8 car of Kazuki Nakijima, Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley was 2.665s off the pace; while the no. 7 challenger of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez was 2.817s back.

Team LNT’s other car, the no. 6 of Chris Dyson, Guy Smith and Michael Simpson completed the top five 3.214s behind their sister team. They also rounded out the participants in the top-tier LMP1 category.

Leading the LMP2 class was the no. 22 Gibson-powered Oreca 07 of United Autosports team, driven by Paul Di Resta, Philip Hanson and Felipe Albuquerque. They had a best lap of 1:48.273.



The LMGTE Pro runners were led by the 1:57.388 lap of Porsche GT tandem Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni in their no. 91 Porsche 911 RSR-19 car.

The LMGTE Am class was topped by TF Sport’s Salih Yoluc, Charles Eastwood and Jonathan Adam, driving the no. 90 Aston Martin Vantage AMR. They had a best lap of 1:58.803.

The WEC challengers return to action in the evening for the second free practice of the round, beginning at 6.30pm under floodlights.