2021 Bahrain GP Preview

26 March – 28 March 2021

Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 126 March 14:30 – 15:30
Free Practice 226 March 18:00 – 19:00
Free Practice 327 March 15:00 – 16:00
Qualification27 March 18:00 – 19:00
Race28 March 18:00 – 20:00

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Until Bahrain GP


Track Map

Credits: Will Pittenger

Track Facts

Number of Laps: 57
Track Length: 5.412km
Race Distance: 308.238 km
Best Laptime: 1:31.447 by Pedro de la Rosa (2005)
2020 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2020 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Bahrain International Circuit has hosted its first Grand Prix in 2004. This circuit has been a staple in the F1 calendar since. Bahrain usually hosts the Grand Prix in the first half of the season. Due to the extra-ordinary circumstances posed by Coronavirus, it was decided that the Bahrain will replace Australia as the Season Opener. The Pre-Season testing was conducted here as well this year. Bahrain International circuit has many configurations and F1 itself has used 3 of them. Due to the shortened calendar of 2020 and Coronavirus raging through the world, Bahrain hosted 2 GPs in 2020. The 2nd GP was called the Sakhir GP and used the outer oval configuration. Bahrain’s highlight is the night races where the entire circuit is illuminated with floodlights. It’s a spectacle to watch these F1 cars racing under these floodlights. Lets see what the circuit has in store for us for the 2021 Bahrain GP.

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