Tag Archive: Sakhir circuit

Apr 17

F1 journalists turn war reporters in Bahrain

Two F1 journalists tried their hands at war reporting after touching down in Bahrain ahead of this weekend’s controversial grand prix.

Bahrain International Circuit“I had a duty as an experienced journalist to see such an incident with my own eyes,” said PA Sport’s Ian Parkes, who filed a detailed account of a protest about ten kilometres from the capital Manama on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Bahrain should stay on 2012 calendar – Hill

Damon Hill has backed Bahrain as the island Kingdom returns to the F1 calendar this year.

Bahrain International CircuitDamon HillAfter last year’s race was cancelled, the 1996 world champion travelled to Bahrain with FIA president Jean Todt and afterwards said he supports the decision to give the Sakhir circuit its April 22 date for 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Bahrain pushes ahead amid 2012 race return controversy

Organisers of the Bahrain grand prix are pushing ahead with preparations for April’s race.

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Toyota - 02Bahrain International CircuitLast year’s pre-season test and race at the Sakhir circuit were cancelled amid the civil uprising within the troubled island Kingdom.

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Feb 21

Reports say Bahrain GP axe imminent

Organisers of the Bahrain grand prix are continuing to prepare for next month’s 2011 season opener

Bahrain International Circuit“We do not have the impression that the situation here is out of control,” Laurent Madore, commercial director of the Sakhir circuit, is quoted by La Presse. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

McLaren check delayed, new innovation spotted

Yet another unique innovation on the Mercedes-powered car

2010-02-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 09An inspection of McLaren’s 2010 car has been deferred until Thursday, the day of official scrutineering for the season opening Bahrain grand prix at the Sakhir circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Drivers begin to arrive in sunny Bahrain

Ahead of the weekend’s 2010 season opener

Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg have already touched down in warm and sunny Bahrain ahead of the weekend’s 2010 season opener. Spaniard Alonso’s Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa is expected early on Tuesday morning, while Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Michael Schumacher is set to be accompanied by his wife Corinna on a private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Bahrain loses F1 track boss to Australia

 The boss of Bahrain’s formula one track is moving to Australia

Martin Whitaker, who before running the Sakhir circuit was a motor racing director at Ford, will become chief executive of the Gold Coast-based Australian touring car series V8 Supercars in April — after Bahrain’s F1 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »


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