Tag Archive: Bahrain International Circuit

Nov 22

Formula V8 3.5: Pedro Piquet (SMP Racing by AVF) still in front in Bahrain

The Brazilian topped in 1:43.623, a faster performance than last week-end pole position

Pedro Piquet (SMP Racing by AVF) took the fastest lap time at the end of morning session in second Collective Test session at Bahrain International Circuit.

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Nov 19

The WEC Rookie Test is go!

Fernando Alonso to make WEC debut at Bahrain test

The WEC Rookie Test is go!Thirteen WEC cars are taking to the track today for the annual official WEC Rookie Test at Bahrain International Circuit.  There are five hours of testing available to the 25 drivers on the entry list, split into two sessions (10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00 local time). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Formula V8 3.5: Binder, Fittipaldi hand Lotus team title in Bahrain 1-2

After securing the driver title with Pietro Fittipaldi in race 1, the Czech squad cruised in race 2

The final round of the 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 season was completed with a spectacular 1-2 performance for Lotus today at Bahrain International Circuit.

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Nov 16

WEC: Barbecue under the stars in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-16-0025As is traditional at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, the paddock came together on Wednesday evening for the customary barbecue hosted by Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa and his staff at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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Nov 15

WEC: Preview of the Bahrain finale

The Stakes

2016-11-19-Saturday-0107The 2017 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season will come to a close in Sakhir at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday, November 18th. The Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain will decide the outcomes in several classes given that six titles remain up for grabs…

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Nov 09

Formula V8 3.5: Six title contenders for Barhain

A wedding and a F1 experience, why not?

SIX TITLE CONTENDERS FOR BARHAINThe 2017 Title will be decided in a new circuit for most of the drivers and teams in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, the Bahrain International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

WEC: Bahrain Rookie Test entry list revealed

More detail on the Rookie Test will be issued in Bahrain

2017-05-05-0009A provisional entry list (below) for the official WEC Rookie Test in Bahrain has been released, revealing that 12 cars will be taking part in the five available hours of track time at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 19 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

“It’s a win-win situation”

Nyck De Vries talks about his simulator work for McLaren F1

F2 - Nyck De Vries, Rapax, Bahrain International CircuitRacing drivers are always looking for a competitive edge in their fight to achieve their dream, for help to achieve the points and wins that add up to a tilt at the title.

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Apr 11

Trident Motorsport Bahrain race preview

Team Trident preview opening FIA Formula 2 Championship Sakhir

F2 - Trident Motorsport Bahrain race previewRacing action will finally be back for Team Trident this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit as the log-awaited FIA Formula 2 Championship is set for an highly-anticipated season opener. Malaysian Nabil Jeffri #16 will be joined on-track by Catalan Sergio Canamasas #17 as the Italian squad is set for a long and exciting year  all the way to the November finale at Yas Marina, in the Emirates.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 10

Sergio Canamasas joins Trident for F.2 season opener

Sergio Canamasas will contest Round 1 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship

Sergio Canamasas joins Trident for F.2 season openerThe Barcelona-born driver will be behind the wheel of a Trident-entered car for Round 1 of the newly-renamed F2 series at Bahrain International Circuit. Canamasas carried out positive testing in preseason with the Italy-based team, which is a morale booster as he heads to Sakhir with renewed optimism.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

FIA Formula 2 test opens in Bahrain

Second pre-season test sees teams shift to Middle East

FIA Formula 2 test opens in BahrainThe second pre-season test of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship kicks off tomorrow, with another three day session taking place this time out at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. The teams and drivers will look to improve their cars from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WEC: Rookie Test underway at Bahrain International Circuit

A total of 15 cars are entered in the test

2016-11-17-Friday-0034 The official FIA WEC Rookie test is underway in Bahrain, with the three drivers chosen by the Promoters of the championship having all experienced their first laps of LMP1 hybrid power. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

Bahrain set to be scene for emotional 2016 WEC finale

As in China, 31 cars will be on the grid for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2015-11-20-Friday The FIA World Endurance Championship delivered two races in Asia of exceptional intensity, drama and excitement, but the final round of the 2016 championship at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 19 November is likely to be as passion-filled and emotional as any experienced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Porsche shades Audi in close first Free Practice session

The 90-minute session saw the champions-elect from the No.17 Porsche top the times

2015-11-18-007The first Free Practice session for the final FIA World Endurance Championship round at the Bahrain International Circuit roared into action this afternoon to begin the 2015 title showdown.

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Nov 13

Entry list for End of Season Rookie Test unveiled

The test day will consist of 5-hours of track time split into two sessions at the Bahrain International Circuit

2015-28-03-24 On Sunday 22 November at the Bahrain International Circuit 11 cars and at least 28 drivers will take part in the end of season test the day after the season finale in the Middle East.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Bahrain gets ready to welcome WEC for season finale

FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is all set to host one of the biggest events on its annual calendar: the FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain.  The endurance racing spectacle makes a grand return to Sakhir on November 20 and 21 as the eighth and final round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

Brand new championship launched: FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 is go!

FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 launch

FA1 logoThe organiser of the Acceleration 2014 events, ISRA, has today officially launched a brand new motor racing championship – FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 – which aims to provide drivers with key seat time and race experience during the traditional winter break across Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Vandoorne fights back for crushing GP2 win

Belgian defies the strategies to win against the odds

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne won this afternoon’s feature race in Bahrain from pole position, but the victory came against the odds: an early safety car period gave his soft shod rivals a free pitstop, but the Belgian kept his nerve to drive back into contention and claim the win late in the race ahead of Rio Haryanto and Alexander Rossi.

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Apr 17

Stoffel Vandoorne takes fifth consecutive GP2 pole (updated)

Belgian ace leads ART Grand Prix front row in Bahrain
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne started his 2015 campaign the way he finished his previous one by putting his ART car on pole position in tonight’s qualifying session at Bahrain International Circuit.
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Apr 17

Jordan King sets the pace at Bahrain International Circuit

Racing Engineering lead the way with a 1-2 in free practice

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The eleventh season of the GP2 Series kicked off today at Bahrain International Circuit with rookie Jordan King setting the pace with a laptime of 1:42.441, a mere 0.01s seconds quicker than his teammate Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

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