Tag Archive: Bahrain

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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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 »

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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 »
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »
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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 »

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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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