Tag Archive: Bahrain

Dec 11

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2018 Grands Prix in Australia, Bahrain and China

13 sets in total per weekend

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Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne, March 23-25), Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir, April 6-8), and Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai, April 13-15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

Formula V8 3.5: Pedro Piquet (SMP Racing by AVF) fastest in Bahrain Day 1 Collective Test

Son of 3-time Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet

Pedro Piquet (SMP Racing by AVF) ended up with the fastest lap on the table in the opening day of collective testing for World Series at Bahrain International Circuit.

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Nov 20

Formula V8 3.5: Rinus Veekay (Fortec Motorsposts) on top in Bahrain Day 1 morning session

Nine drivers went on-track

The first session of collective testing for the World Series Formula V8 3.5 at Bahrain was completed today following to the final round of the year at the middle Eastern venue.

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Nov 20

WEC: Toyota confirms its return in 2018-19

Toyota has won five races this season

2017-11-18-0075At last night’s vibrant end of season awards ceremony in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Team President Hisatake Murata confirmed on stage the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to the WEC for the 2018-19 Super Season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WEC: Fernando Alonso completes successful test in Bahrain

Following a total of 113 laps / 611 km laps in the No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID

Fernando Alonso completes successful WEC test in BahrainOn the occasion of the official FIA WEC ‘Rookie’ test in Bahrain, the day after the final round of the 2017 season, one of the most experienced ‘rookies’ of them all successfully completed his first laps in a Le Mans Prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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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