2018 Formula 1 calendar

Australian GP 25 Mar
Bahrain GP 8 Apr
Chinese GP 15 Apr
Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr
Spanish GP 13 May
Monaco GP 27 May
Canadian GP 10 Jun
French GP 24 Jun
Austrian GP 1 Jul
British GP 8 Jul
German GP 22 Jul
Hungarian GP 29 Jul
Belgian GP 26 Aug
Italian GP 2 Sep
Singapore GP 16 Sep
Russian GP 30 Sep
Japanese GP 7 Oct
United States GP 21 Oct
Mexican GP 28 Oct
Brazilian GP 11 Nov
Abu Dhabi GP 25 Nov


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Bahrain International Circuit - Bahrain Grand Prix 2018

Bahrain Intenational Circuit.

Bahrain International Circuit, located in Sakhir in the southern part of the Kingdom of Bahrain, was purpose built for Formula 1 and is considered to be one of the safest tracks in the world thanks to the giant run-off areas. The track's width and layout also encourages safe overtaking. The track is 5.41 kilometers long, the race consisting of 57 laps, giving a total distance of 308.24 kilometers. It is a curvy circuit with lots of kinks and gradient changes that are quite large in some areas. Braking late at the end of a long straight into the right-handed hairpin turn 4 might provide the best overtaking opportunity. Also, turn 1 after the start/finish straight is a great overtaking point.

The Bahrain circuit has one of the most unique surroundings on the Formula One calendar due to its location in the middle of a desert. Sand on the circuit can result in loss of grip in the turns and additional thermal problems, if it gets into the car. The engines air filters are thoroughly checked and more often changed than usual to avoid the intrusion of sand particles. Rumours says that organizers are trying to keep the sand away by spraying an adhesive on the sand around the track. Surprisingly the gravel used for building the race track was imported all the way from Wales.

The 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix, won by Michael Schumacher for Ferrari just 1.3 seconds ahead of his Brazilian team-mate Rubens Barrichello, made history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. Drinking alcohol is not banned in Bahrain, but in deference to the Bahrain's Islamic rulers, winners of the Bahrain Grand Prix do not get to spray champagne on the podium. Instead the race organisers provide the drivers with Waard, a local non-alcoholic beverage made from rosewater and pomegranates.

Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain on Google Maps

A virtual lap of Bahrain F1 circuit