Sakhir

Circuit Technical data
Location: Bahrain Power: 16
Date: Not on calendar Handling: 11
Race distance: 308.5km Acceleration: 9
Laps: 57 Downforce: Low
Lap distance: 5.412 km Overtaking: Normal
Average speed: 241.92 km/h Suspension rigidity: Soft
Grand Prix Held: 29 Fuel consumption: Very high
Number of corners: 14 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 25.5s Grip level: Very high
Category: F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S69, R11
Mar 29th, 2019
Roland Postle6 1:21.982s
Season Master
S69, R11
Mar 28th, 2019
Carlos Esparza 1:22.807s
Season Pro
S65, R16
Jul 30th, 2018
David Jones-Winkley 1:23.984s
Season Amateur
S43, R13
Sep 23rd, 2014
Shane Ferguson 1:25.785s
Season Rookie
S46, R12
Mar 31st, 2015
Josh Clark 1:28.552s
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Season Track record
S58, R7
Apr 14th, 2017
Sergey Seravin 1:20.541s
Season Master
S69, R11
Mar 29th, 2019
Carlos Esparza 1:21.710s
Season Pro
S52, R7
Apr 1st, 2016
Ivan Andjelic 1:23.059s
Season Amateur
S10, R17
Aug 29th, 2008
Daneks Britāls 1:24.234s
Season Rookie
S46, R12
Mar 31st, 2015
Dávid Guti 1:26.595s
Description

This circuit is located in the desert outside Bahrain's capital city of Manama and, built in 2004, is one of the most modern on the F1 calendar, with the architecture said to reflect Arabian themes. The construction of the circuit was backed by the Crown Prince, a motor sport enthusiast and the Honorary President of the Bahrain Motor Federation. The track was designed by Herman Tilke, with construction costs reputed to be in the region of $150 million.

The track staged its first F1 GP in 2004, the cool weather favouring the Ferraris on their Bridgestone tyres. Schumacher headed a 1-2 finish, with the nearest challenger 30 seconds behind. The 2005 race proved to be the second of a hatrick of victories for the eventual champion Fernando Alonso.

Positioned in the middle of a desert, the circuit poses a problem not seen in F1 since the circus visited the coastal track of Zandvoort for the Dutch GP. There were initial concerns that sand could blow onto the circuit during races, but officials were able to minimise this risk by spraying an adhesive on the sand around the track.


The main challenge for the teams is to ensure they keep the fine sand out of the engine - especially important now that each engine must last 2 races. The sand also affects the track surface, making tyre choice more difficult. Drivers face a challenge too in learning the circuit - it is surrounded by open spaces, so there are few points of reference when braking.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
3 17 Petar Totev
1h23:27.080s
Petar Totev
2:48.791s
Petar Totev
1:25.497s
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4 3 Petar Totev1
1h25:12.183s
Vaidotas Valiukas
2:53.764s
Petar Totev1
1:27.443s
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6 2 Georgi Georgiev
1h23:43.413s
Valentino Barosso
2:48.030s
Cristian Iorga1
1:25.834s
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7 4 Cristian Iorga1
1h24:11.103s
Ivan Mishinev
2:53.430s
Cristian Iorga1
1:27.007s
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8 13 Maxim Kotov1
1h29:56.631s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
3:07.117s
Jari Aareskoski
1:25.483s
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10 17 Leandro Sereno
1h20:36.791s
Leandro Sereno
2:44.742s
Leandro Sereno
1:22.341s
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12 2 Jari Aareskoski
1h20:40.105s
Jari Aareskoski
2:45.865s
Jari Aareskoski
1:22.181s
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13 16 Jari Aareskoski1
1h21:38.058s
Jari Aareskoski1
2:48.388s
Jari Aareskoski1
1:23.726s
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14 6 Heidi Aareskoski
1h25:16.146s
Heidi Aareskoski
3:02.352s
Heidi Aareskoski
1:25.044s
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17 3 Jari Aareskoski3
1h21:41.153s
Jari Aareskoski3
2:48.330s
Jari Aareskoski3
1:23.921s
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19 1 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h21:01.082s
Toygun Senler1
2:46.598s
Toygun Senler1
1:23.123s
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21 16 Zdenek Hladik
1h21:19.288s
Nuno Vicente
2:49.570s
Zdenek Hladik
1:23.816s
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25 3 Edvinas Pranculevicius2
1h21:15.843s
Zdenek Hladik2
2:48.044s
Zdenek Hladik2
1:23.204s
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28 1 Justinas Smyšliajevas2
1h31:20.266s
Toygun Senler3
3:08.611s
Justinas Smyšliajevas2
1:34.357s
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30 10 Leandro Sereno2
1h21:16.952s
Leandro Sereno2
2:47.140s
Leandro Sereno2
1:23.293s
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33 8 Rimantas Sagatas1
1h22:38.785s
Ioannis Dimitroglou
2:59.265s
Mindaugas Sarocka
1:23.390s
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35 17 Vsevolod Demydov
1h32:10.744s
João Monteiro
3:09.706s
Christer Andersson
1:35.174s
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38 15 Vsevolod Demydov
1h21:21.090s
Ian Lynch
2:47.538s
Ian Lynch
1:23.303s
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41 2 Christos Bobolis
1h21:05.640s
Christos Bobolis
2:47.527s
Alexander Ilyin
1:23.030s
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43 13 Ian Lynch
1h21:08.928s
João Monteiro1
2:47.447s
Ian Lynch
1:23.393s
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46 12 Devashis Tamhane
1h21:26.950s
Roland Postle2
2:48.109s
Devashis Tamhane
1:23.606s
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48 11 Christos Bobolis
1h20:53.474s
Christos Bobolis
2:46.926s
Vsevolod Demydov2
1:23.274s
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49 6 Christos Bobolis1
1h25:11.823s
Vsevolod Demydov2
2:46.737s
Vsevolod Demydov2
1:23.053s
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52 7 Roland Postle4
1h21:20.107s
Jukka Sireni
2:46.340s
Ioannis Dimitroglou
1:22.529s
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58 7 Justinas Smyšliajevas4
1h20:57.456s
Florencia Caro
2:45.408s
Sergey Seravin
1:20.541s
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61 2 Alexei Malkin
1h30:52.510s
Vladimir Islentiev2
3:12.038s
Jakab Zoltan
1:22.572s
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64 1 Roland Postle5
1h20:41.070s
Theodosis Vogiatzis
2:45.499s
Łukasz Dudek
1:21.049s
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65 16 Toni Söyrinki
1h25:29.569s
Theodosis Vogiatzis
2:46.334s
Manuel João
1:22.058s
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69 11 Róbert László2
1h20:08.164s
Roland Postle6
2:45.177s
Róbert László2
1:20.767s
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