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The Grand Prix File: Bahrain

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GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX |

30 km south of the Island State’s capital Manama, Sakhir Palace’s tranquil, spacious desert setting remained unchanged for many years even though the discovery of oil in 1928 transformed much of the island. Then came the Grand Prix circuit as well as the University of Bahrain’s main campus while business, entertainment and educational developments continuing to expand. However the wilderness continues to encroach producing a unique stop on Formula One’s tour.

Circuit Length:    5.412 km (3.363 miles)
Race Length: 57 laps (308.238 km, 191.53 miles)
Lap Record: 1:30.252 (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)
Previously (2010): 1. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1h 39:20.396 [more...]
2. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, +16.099 s
3. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, +23.182 s
P. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1:54.101 [more...]
FL. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1:58.287

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        Local Time (UTC+3) UK Time
Thursday Press Conference 15.00 13:00
Friday
 
 
Practice Session 1 10.00-11.30 8.00-09.30
Practice Session 2 14.00-15.30 12.00-13.30
Press Conference 16.00 14:00
Saturday
 
 
Practice Session 3 11.00-12.00 09.00-10.00
Qualifying 14.00-15.00 12.00-13.00
Followed by press conference    
Sunday
 
Race 15:00 13:00
Followed by press conference    

Friday Hot, dry and sunny with temperatures reaching 30°C.
Saturday Dry and sunny but with northerly breezes gusting up to 32 km/h (20 mph) and temperatures of 27°C.
Sunday Hot and sunny as wind strength decreases. Maximum temperatures of 29°C.

 
World Drivers’ Championship: [more...]

1.   Lewis Hamilton        45 Points
2. Jenson Button       43 Points
3. Fernando Alonso 37 Points
4. Mark Webber 36 Points
5. Sebastian Vettel         28 Points

 
World Constructors’ Championship: [more...]

1.   McLaren-Mercedes      88 Points
2. Red Bull-Racing      64 Points
3. Ferrari 37 Points
4. Sauber-Ferrari 31 Points
5. Mercedes 26 Points

 
Form Guide:
Last Five Years at Sakhir

      VET     WEB     BUT     HAM     ALO     RAI     ROS     MSC    
Starts 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 1
Classified Finishes         2 3 2 4 4 3 4 1
Retirements 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Best Result 2 7 1 2 1 2 5 6
Best Grid Slot 1 6 4 2 3 3 5 7
Average Finish 3.0 8.7 4.0 5.5 6.0 3.7 8.0 6.0
Average Grid Slot 7.7 11.0 9.3 3.5 6.0 5.7 8.0 7.0
Number of Podiums     1 0 1 2 1 2 0 0
Pole Positions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fastest Laps 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

 

Related Links
Preview – Bahrain Grand Prix
Track Notes – Sakhir

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