Tag Archive: Bahrain

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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Nov 18

WEC: Festival of Motorsport and entertainment for all in Bahrain!

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2016-11-17-Thurasday-0119 This weekend’s Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, taking place at the impressive Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir between 17-19 November, headlines an all-encompassing festival of motorsport.

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Nov 14

WEC: FIA World Endurance Championship round 9 preview

Bahrain – World champions Porsche to fight for the drivers’ title in the desert

2016-06-19-0194 After having won the world championship title for manufacturers, Porsche is determined to also take the drivers’ title at the final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on November 19 in Bahrain.

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Nov 11

WEC: Bahrain set to be scene for emotional 2016 finale

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

2015-11-21-Saturday 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 »

Jul 30

Hamilton escapes grid penalty

The incident, involving Hamilton and Haas driver Romain Grosjean, occurred early on in final practice
2016-07-09-Saturday-0107 Lewis Hamilton has escaped censure for an unsafe release during the final practice session at the German Grand Prix, but his Mercedes team copped a €10,000 fine. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Hamilton united, just not in the union

Hamilton has long spoken about his desire for a return to more pure racing in F1

Hamilton united, just not in the unionLewis Hamilton insists that his focus on securing a fourth F1 world championship title won’t prevent him from standing shoulder to shoulder with his rivals when it comes to the betterment of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Bahrain Grand Prix selected sets per driver

Bahrain Grand Prix, April 1-3 2016

2016-03-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix, April 1-3, 2016 selected sets per driverThe FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Bahrain Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Vettel frustrated by need for ‘embarrassing’ qualifying U-turn

“Qualifying was a joke, we shouldn’t have had it in the first place”
Vettel frustrated by need for ‘embarrassing’ qualifying U-turnSebastian Vettel says he is pleased F1 has listened to criticism of the widely panned new qualifying format and will return to the erstwhile ‘knockout’ system from Bahrain, but says it is a shame a U-turn was even necessary. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Juan Pablo Montoya at the 24 Hours of Le Mans soon?

Is Juan Pablo Montoya one day looking to add Le Mans to the prestigious list of circuits at which he has already won?

He’s saying no for now…but his performance at the Rookie Test of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Bahrain, at the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid that won at the 2015 24 Hours on top of that, makes one wonder Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

WEC: 6 Hours of Bahrain – Webber, Bernhard and Hartley crowned champions

Porsche and Lietz 2015 World GT Champions

2015-11-21-SaturdayMark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard celebrated being crowned the 2015 FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Champions after a thrilling Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain today.

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Nov 20

WEC: 6 Hours of Bahrain – Porsche claim 1-2 on the grid for FIA WEC finale

Porsche’s 11th consecutive FIA WEC pole position

2015-11-19-Thurday-106Porsche will start the final round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance championship at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain from the front row of the grid after another spectacular performance in qualifying this evening.

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Nov 20

Sensational lap by Hartley boosts Porsche in Bahrain

Brendon Hartley laid down an early lap of 1m40.917s in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid

2015-11-20-Friday-003 Porsche returned to the top of the timing screens at Bahrain this morning as the teams took part in a final hour of Free Practice running before the important qualifying sessions later today in preparation for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain tomorrow.

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Nov 19

Ocon scorches to GP3 pole in Sakhir

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon on top in Bahrain qualifying
GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) portrait Frenchman Esteban Ocon was on a mission today in Sakhir: The ART Grand Prix ace recorded the best time in Free Practice and then went on to claim pole position by over half a second on his first visit to the Bahraini track.

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Nov 18

GP2 Series round 10 preview – Sakhir, Bahrain

Facts for the tenth round of the season

GP2 Series round 10 preview - Sakhir, Bahrain The action resumes this weekend at Bahrain International Circuit for the penultimate round of the 2015 GP2 season. All eyes will be on newly crowned Stoffel Vandoorne whose mission will be to help ART Grand Prix pocket their own title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

GP3 Series round 8 preview – Sakhir, Bahrain

The best stats and facts ahead of this week’s event

GP3 Series round 8 preview - Sakhir, Bahrain Following a six week break, the action is back on track for the penultimate round of the 2015 season at a brand new venue! GP3 makes its maiden visit to the Bahrain International Circuit which marks the third flyaway event on this year’s calendar.

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Nov 17

Daniël de Jong to make welcome GP2 Series return in Bahrain

Having fully recovered from injuries sustained in an accident at Spa-Francorchamps in August

GP2 - Daniël de Jong Daniël De Jong will make a very welcome return to competitive action during the penultimate GP2 Series event of the season in Bahrain this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Bahrain Q & A with Alexander Rossi

“We know how to be fast around this track.”

GP2 - Alexander Rossi After competing in the Formula 1 United States, Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix Alexander Rossi is returning to the cockpit of his Racing Engineering Dallara for the penultimate round of the 2015 GP2 Series at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain.

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Nov 16

Gustav Malja to replace injured Robert Visoiu

Swede returns to GP2 with Rapax

Gustav Malja to replace injured Robert VisoiuThe GP2 Series is ready for the final stint of 2015 with teams and drivers lining-up next weekend at Bahrain for round 10. The event will enable teams and drivers to recover the cancelled round at Hockenheim.

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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 »

Oct 22

First entries revealed for WEC Bahrain rookie test

Juan Pablo Montoya  has this week been in Stuttgart for a seat-fitting

Almost half the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship field will be present for the inaugural ‘Rookie’ Test which is due to take place at the Bahrain International Circuit the day after the final round of the WEC season, Sunday 22 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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