Tag Archive: Sakhir

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 »

Apr 16

GP2 Series Sakhir, Bahrain preview

GP2 Series round 1 preview

GP2 Series 2015 drivers , Sakhir Round 1 - Class of 2015 Ten years ago, the world of motorsport witnessed the birth of the GP2 Series™ with its first ever race taking place at Imola in April 2005 and concluding in Bahrain that year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Hilmer Motorsport to miss Sakhir round

Further information will be made available in due course

Hilmer Motorsport logoGP2 Series confirm that German team Hilmer Motorsport will not take part in the opening round of the 2015 GP2 Series season which will take place this week at Bahrain International Circuit.

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Apr 09

Dallara and Pirelli: simulation that knows no frontiers

Dallara and Pirelli: simulation beyond all limits

2015-04-09 - Dallara and Pirelli, simulation beyond all limits The driver in Indianapolis, engineers in Italy and the track in Bahrain. At a recent GP2 test with experimental 18-inch GP2 tyres, two of Italy’s most pioneering companies joined forces to push the limits of current simulation technology Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Campos Racing preseason testing continues in Bahrain

GP2 pre-season ends this week with its second three-day collective test

Campos Racing and its two drivers already performed brilliantly in Abu Dhabi, as Arthur Pic and Rio Haryanto finished in the top eight throughout the week.

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Jun 09

F1 to scrap pre-season Bahrain test

Formula one will scrap plans to return to Bahrain for pre-season testing next winter.

2014-03-02 - Lotus F1 Team Bahrain 1 This year, to guarantee good weather for all-important running of the radically-new cars and engines, the teams headed to Bahrain’s Sakhir track for eight days of running ahead of the season opener in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Security plans in place for Bahrain GP

Bahrain is planning tight security for this weekend’s formula one race.

2014-03-02 - Lotus F1 Team Bahrain 2 “The plans will be implemented based on our studies and the experience gained during the events of previous years,” said the Sakhir circuit’s head of security, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Rio Haryanto quickest on Day 2

Indonesian driver sets fastest laptime at Bahrain International Circuit

GP2 - Caterham EQ8 - Rio Haryanto The second day of testing at Bahrain International Circuit opened this morning under overcast skies and in cooler temperatures.

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Mar 19

Alexander Rossi leads the way in Sakhir

American driver quickest in Day 1 at Bahrain International Circuit

GP2, EQ8 Caterham Racing, Alexander Rossi The final GP2 Series pre-season test session opened today at Bahrain International Circuit on a dirty track. There was one change in the drivers’ entry list compared to last week as Vittorio Ghirelli joined Trident in car 22.

Oct 10

Bahrain could host F1 night testing – report

The Sakhir circuit will host back-to-back tests

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - 01Some winter testing in Bahrain ahead of the 2014 season could take place at night, Italy’s Autosprint reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Alonso would have challenged Vettel – Barrichello

The Spaniard’s charge, however, was thwarted by a failing DRS rear wing flap

Fernando Alonso Bahrein 2013 - photo © Jad Sherif - WRI2 Fernando Alonso would have fought for victory in Bahrain, according to veteran former driver Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Visiting Berger backs F1 in Bahrain

“I also came a couple of months ago and went all around the city”

00801full328Gerhard Berger has backed Bahrain’s grand prix, blaming the media for overstating the island Kingdom’s problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Formula One teams Bahrain Grand Prix preview (updated)

Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

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Dec 19

GP2 Series™ 2013 season calendar unveiled

Eleven rounds make 2013 season. Abu Dhabi hosts final round

GP2 SeriesGP2 SeriesThe GP2 Series™ organisers have revealed their 2013 calendar today which will consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the official Formula OneTM World Championship. Seven rounds will be held in Europe whilst four overseas events have been added, making it once again an international Series.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

FIA ‘nervous’ about F1’s return to Bahrain – report

The FIA is “nervous” ahead of formula one’s still-controversial return to Bahrain in 2013.

Flagworld - FIABahrain International CircuitAfter the 2011 race was cancelled due to civil unrest in the island Kingdom, the sport’s return to Sakhir this year was hugely controversial. And “top-level figures” at the sport’s Paris-based governing body “are already nervous” that the 2013 edition – scheduled for next late April – will be “another horrifying embarrassment”, according to Times correspondent Kevin Eason. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Ecclestone unhappy with Bahrain’s ‘UniF1ied’ slogan

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was not happy Bahrain organisers used the acronym ‘F1’ in its political slogan for last weekend’s race.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0303The F1 chief executive was highly supportive of the island Kingdom’s intensely controversial return to the sport’s calendar, insisting Bahrain will retain its grand prix “forever”. But when asked about the banners around the Sakhir circuit and the island Kingdom that read ‘UniF1ed’, 81-year-old Ecclestone admitted to the Mirror: “We never put it there. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Bird hits Rosberg’s helmet in Bahrain practice

Nico Rosberg escaped unscathed but the bird was not so lucky, after a 200kph collision in Bahrain during Friday practice.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 112012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 09Bild newspaper reports that the Shanghai winner, and Friday afternoon’s fastest in the island Kingdom, came to blows with a wayward feathered-friend as Rosberg’s Mercedes circulated the Sakhir circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

All about tyres in Bahrain heat – Rosberg

Bahrain 2012 is all about tyres, said Shanghai winner Nico Rosberg on Friday.

Bahrain2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 10More specifically, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport revealed that the key to victory this weekend will be the management of Pirelli’s rear tyres in the hot Sakhir desert. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Force India to limit running for anxious staff

Fearful Force India could skip second practice in Bahrain
Force India, Ecclestone, deny Bahrain GP boycott

2012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di RestaDeputy team boss Bob Fernley confirmed to Reuters that Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta will therefore run limited second practice programmes, and may skip the session altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Bahrain F1 chief plays down Force India incident

Bahrain’s grand prix chief on Thursday played down the incident that caused a member of the Force India team to pull out of the event.

Bahrain International CircuitBahreïn 2012-04-08The team member was granted permission by Force India chiefs to head back to the UK, after a rented van carrying his colleagues was caught up in a Molotov cocktail attack on the return trip from the circuit late on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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