Bahrain Grand PrixVideo Highlights Event Statistics Description
The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race in Bahrain sponsored by Gulf Air. The first race took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on 4 April 2004. It made history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East, and was given the award for the "Best Organised Grand Prix" by the FIA.
The Bahrain Grand Prix has usually been the third race of the Formula One calendar. However, in the 2006 season, Bahrain swapped places with the traditional opener, the Australian Grand Prix, which was pushed back to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games. In 2010, Bahrain staged the opening race of the 2010 season and the cars drove the full 6.299 km (3.914 mi) "Endurance Circuit" to celebrate F1's 'diamond jubilee'.
The 2011 Grand Prix, due to be held on 13 March, was canceled on 21 February due to the 2011 Bahraini protests after drivers including Damon Hill and Mark Webber had protested.
Human rights activists called for a cancellation of 2012 race due to reports of alleged human rights abuses committed by the Bahraini authorities. Team personnel also voiced concerns about safety, but the race, nonetheless, was held as planned on 22 April 2012.
The 2014 race was held as a night race under floodlights. It became the second Formula One night race after the Singapore Grand Prix, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the first staging of the Grand Prix. It was won by Lewis Hamilton.
Shortly after the Formula One February 2014 testing, Grand Prix organizers for Bahrain announced a decision to name the first corner of the iconic track after former seven-time champion German driver Michael Schumacher in honor of his achievements and also in support after the driver suffered an almost fatal skiing accident late December 2013. Reports
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1 LEWIS HAMILTON GBR MERCEDES 1:35:05.809 25
2 KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN FIN FERRARI +3.380s 18
3 NICO ROSBERG GER MERCEDES +6.033s 15
4 VALTTERI BOTTAS FIN WILLIAMS +42.957s 12
5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL GER FERRARI +43.989s 10
6 DANIEL RICCIARDO AUS RED BULL +61.751s 8
7 ROMAIN GROSJEAN FRA LOTUS +84.763s 6
8 SERGIO PEREZ MEX FORCE INDIA +1 lap 4
9 DANIIL KVYAT RUS RED BULL +1 lap 2
10 FELIPE MASSA BRA WILLIAMS +1 lap 1
11 FERNANDO ALONSO ESP MCLAREN +1 lap 0
12 FELIPE NASR BRA SAUBER +1 lap 0
13 NICO HULKENBERG GER FORCE INDIA +1 lap 0
14 MARCUS ERICSSON SWE SAUBER +1 lap 0
15 PASTOR MALDONADO VEN LOTUS +1 lap 0
16 WILL STEVENS GBR MARUSSIA +2 laps 0
17 ROBERTO MERHI ESP MARUSSIA +3 laps 0
RT MAX VERSTAPPEN NED TORO ROSSO DNF 0
RT CARLOS SAINZ ESP TORO ROSSO DNF 0
RT JENSON BUTTON GBR MCLAREN DNS 0 Popular Tweets
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