Arabic concerts draw in massive crowd
A massive crowd of Arab music fans attended the weekend’s first night of major concerts this evening. The BIC vending area was absolutely jam-packed and the crowd continued to dance and cheer.
The party off the track continues Saturday with the headlining concert of this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix, featuring global hit-maker and hip-hop superstar Pitbull.
Drivers give public an insight into Formula 1 in Fan Forum
Huge crowd of fans were treated to a Formula One Drivers’ Fan Forum this afternoon.
The event featured top stars Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari, and Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and former World champion Niki Lauda also took to the stage and took part in the forum.
They all shared in their experiences in the motorsport’s top flight.
Also taking place today was a Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk, where many were able to see their favourite Formula One teams hard at work preparing their racing machinery in their respective garages.
What’s up next?
Meet your favourite F1 drivers in Saturday autograph session. BIC is inviting the public to make the most of the Formula One Drivers’ autograph session scheduled to take place Saturday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
It will be held next to the Main Stage along BIC’s Formula One Village vending area.
All of the top flight’s star talents will be there, including defending World champion Lewis Hamilton and former champions Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.
Also set to meet their adoring supporters will be Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson, Daniil Kvyat, Pastor Maldonado, Carlos Sainz Jr., Max Verstappen, Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens.
The autograph session will be the perfect opportunity for fans to meet motorsport’s globally renowned stars, take pictures with them and have Formula One memorabilia signed.