The Red Bull Racing duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have voiced their fondness of the Bahrain Grand Prix as they look ahead to the 2017 race in Sakhir

The highly anticipated weekend of takes place April 14 to 16 at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

Ricciardo is looking forward to the night time atmosphere of the Bahrain event.
“Since Bahrain became a night race I think the event has really come to life,” Ricciardo says.

"It’s like Shanghai, in that it was never my favourite circuit, but I seem to have good results there and both races have become ones that I really enjoy"

Verstappen comments: “The Bahrain track is actually very interesting, I like it but it’s very hard on the tyres. It turns into a night race which means the conditions change a lot and the track can become very slippery with all the sand which brings new challenges.”

Both drivers are particularly excited about the weather and the nice hotel facilities they get to enjoy while in the country.

“The hotel we stay at is very good, it’s down by the beach and I also have good experiences of the Bahrain go kart track, so I always look forward to that race weekend,”

says Ricciardo.

Verstappen agrees:

“Bahrain is very different to Shanghai but it has sunshine, the hotel is really nice and it’s close to the beach and the ocean. It’s kind of got a resort atmosphere and a lot of the time I can relax and walk around the hotel in my swim shorts.”

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