It was a great season opener at the Bahrain International Circuit with a banger of a race which was nail biting till the very last lap. We discuss the race in detail in our Episode 4 of our podcast. Give it a listen and join us as we discuss all the interesting events that went down in the Bahrain GP. We discuss our driver of the day as well as the “L” of the day in the podcast.
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.