Sakhir Circuit Guide

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Location: Sakhir, Bahrain Circuit Length: 5.412 km Laps: 57 Lap Record: 1:31.447

Bahrain International

The Bahrain GP was staged for the first time in 2004.

The circuit at Sakhir has accommodation for 50,000 spectators housed in two fixed grandstands and other temporary ones.

The circuit was built specially for the arrival of F1 racing and has undergone various changes over the years, even switching to  the 6.299km endurance circuit for 2010 race.

But, since then, the now traditional 5.412km track has been in use, with the tight and tricky left-hander proving to be the biggest  handful for the drivers to tackle.

The circuit is designed by renowned specialist Hermann Tilke, who was also responsible for the Sepang circuit in Malaysia and carried out the modifications to the Nurburgring and Hockenheim circuits.

Directions: The circuit is located in Sakhir in the South of the main island (Bahrain Island). This island, which makes up 85 per cent of the territory of Bahrain, is 48 km long and 16 km wide. The Bahrain International Circuit is easily accessible by road from various directions. When coming from the Bahrain International Airport, drivers can choose from two major highways and a number of main roads which lead more or less directly to the circuit. Similarly, when coming from Saudi Arabia via the King Fahad Causeway, drivers follow a short highway straight to the circuit.

Factfile:

Circuit name – Bahrain International

Location – Sakhir

Laps – 57

Circuit Length – 5.412 km

Lap Record – 1:31.447 – P de la Rosa (2005)

Schedule:

Practice 1 29 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
Practice 2 29 Mar 2019 6:00 PM
Practice 3 30 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Qualifying 1 30 Mar 2019 6:00 PM
Qualifying 2 30 Mar 2019 6:25 PM
Qualifying 3 30 Mar 2019 6:48 PM
Race 31 Mar 2019 6:10 PM