Tag Archive: Bahrain

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 18

WEC: Toyota claims fifth victory of 2017 FIA WEC season in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-17-0038Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrated its fifth win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain today, as the No.8 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID triumphed at an eventful season finale.

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Nov 17

WEC: Porsche takes final pole for 919 Hybrid in Bahrain; Signatech Alpine claims 3rd LMP2 pole in 2017

WEC 6H of Bahrain – Rigon and Bird on pole on the #71 Ferrari 488

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Porsche took a final pole position with the ultra-successful 919 Hybrid as it bows out of competition at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

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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 14

Formula V8 3.5: Tatiana Calderón takes her debut in Bahrain with RP Motorsport

Escudería Telmex driver Tatiana Calderon will make her World Series debut in this weekend’s Bahrain season finale

2017-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team Tatiana Calderón becomes Development DriverThe Sauber F1 Team development driver from Colombia, aged 24, raced with the Italian team in the EuroFormula Open previously and now she’s ready to join her team-mates Roy Nissany and Yu Kanamaru. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

WEC: Ready for thrilling 2017 Bahrain finale

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-07-16The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship draws to a close under the floodlights of the impressive and popular Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir on Saturday 18th November, and the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain is guaranteed to be an emotionally charged race throughout the 26-strong field of competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

F1 hoping to swap China and Bahrain on 2018 calendar

“We’re talking to both of them to that end and if we can reach a mutually agreed upon solution”

2011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - 03Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches has confirmed that efforts are being made to swap the dates for next year’s races in China and Bahrain in order to avoid clashing with a national holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

New McLaren Group unifies McLaren Automotive and McLaren Technology Group with one winning future

 The formation of the new McLaren Group will underpin the continuing rapid growth of McLaren’s businesses and brand

McLaren logoThe new McLaren Group unites McLaren Automotive – a globally-renowned producer of luxury sports and supercars – with McLaren Technology Group which includes one of the world’s oldest and most successful race teams and a high growth technology IP and consulting business.

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Apr 16

Vettel victorious in Bahrain, Hamilton second after penalty

Vettel managed to jump pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas in the first round of pit stops

Sebastian Vettel Victoire Bahrein - photo NextGen-AutoSebastian Vettel swept to Ferrari’s second win of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after a time penalty hindered the Briton’s chances of victory.
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Apr 13

Prema Racing Bahrain preview

Prema Racing R01 Race preview

Prema Racing Bahrain preview 1The Prema team is ready for an exciting weekend between Al Sakhir and Silverstone. The Italian squad will line-up for the opening rounds of two of the most challenging series in the world this weekend, the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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Mar 28

Horner: Judge F1 overtaking after Bahrain

“I think we have to reserve judgement until after two or three races”

20170325-029Red Bull boss Christian Horner has urged fans to hold off on their verdicts on overtaking with the 2017 F1 cars and the new technical regulations until after the second and third races of the season in China and Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Raoul Hyman to join Campos Racing for Formula 2’s collective test in Bahrain

South Africa’s driver and Switzerland’ s Boschung will drive Campos Racing-entered cars at Sakhir International Circuit

580A3090Campos Racing will field a two-car lineup in the upcoming Formula 2 collective test, which is scheduled in Bahrain on 29-30-31 March. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Trident Motorsport Bahrain pre-season test preview

Bahrain International Circuit – 29th, 30th & 31st March 2017

Trident Motorsport Bahrain pre-season test previewThe countdown has started! The FIA Formula 2 Championship is finally set to take its first official steps on-track at Bahrain International Speedway from April 14th to 16th, but right before the season opener, teams and drivers will be lining-up for a round of collective testing at the same venue from March 29th to 31st.

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Dec 20

GP3 Champion conducts development test

Charles Leclerc at the wheel of development car

GP3 - Charles Leclerc (ART Grand Prix) portrait Following the conclusion of the GP3 season and post-season testing, newly crowned GP3 Series Champion Charles Leclerc continued his hard work, this time undertaking an important role in the development of the GP3 car for the upcoming 2017 season.

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Nov 21

WEC: End of Season Awards Ceremony, a night of fun, farewells and fervour

A postcard from the WEC Awards ceremony 2016

2016-11-19-Saturday-0106The FIA WEC End of Season Awards Ceremony took place last night on the beach at the Sofitel Hotel in Bahrain, and it was a night full of emotion, tears, laughter and a look back at an incredible season of racing.

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