Bahrain International Circuit


TRACK FACTS from Bahrain International Circuit

Time Zone: GMT +3
Length: 6.299 km - 49 l.
Lap Record: 1:58.287
(F. Alonso, 2010)
Latest Winner:
F. Alonso (Ferrari)


PREVIOUS RESULTS from Bahrain International Circuit

Pole Position 2006: F. Alonso (Renault) - 1:31.431
Lap Record: M. Schumacher (Ferrari - 2004) - 1:30.252

2006 Top Three:
1. Fernando Alonso (Renault) - 1:29:46.205
2. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) +1.2 sec
3. Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) +19.4 sec


DRIVER VIEW from Bahrain International Circuit

JENSON BUTTON(HONDA): "There are some good fast flowing sections where you can really push the car through the two chicanes at turns four and five and later through the quick left and right at turns nine and ten. There are also several overtaking opportunities, particularly at turn one after the long straight, where you can make up crucial ground as people tend to brake surprisingly early. Confidence under braking is the key to a quick lap.”


CHARACTERISTICS from Bahrain International Circuit

The brand new 5.417, 15-turn, clockwise circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, who has also designed the Shanghai circuit, in preparation for the new Chinese Grand Prix, and the Sepang track in Malaysia. There is one very high-speed corner, a couple of medium-speed and several low-speed, and aerodynamic efficiency and traction will be important for this.
Maximum speeds are similar to Melbourne, at around 320kph, with good overtaking opportunities, notably on the main straight, which is very long, at 1.04kms.
The high temperatures also pose a challenge, as although it will be lower humidity than Malaysia, track temperatures will be high. Another problem could be inconsistent grip while the track cleans up from the sand surrounding the circuit.


PAST WINNERS from Bahrain International Circuit

2006 - Fernando Alonso (Renault)
2005 - Fernando Alonso (Renault)
2004 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)


CONTACTS from Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrain International Circuit Office
House 160, Road 66
Block 360, Adari Road
Kingdom of Bahrain
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