2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.
* Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix information
* FIA Formula One World Championship in 2017, 2018.
* Bahrain GP tickets and race track information
* Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain race schedule

Formula one fans and lovers around the world love the unique thrill and entertainment of Bahrain Grand Prix. As the name sounds, it is a championship race that usually takes place in Bahrain and sponsored by Gulf Air.

Last year, Sebastian Vettel edged out the fiery Formula-One driver, Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling encounter to win the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix. It should be noted that the first-ever Bahrain Grand Prix took place in 2004 at the Bahrain International Circuit. The unique thing about this is that it was the first-ever Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. It was also a successful event at that. Following the success of the event, the motorsport race continues to attract more attention in the Middle East.

Bahrain Grand Prix Track Information

Bahrain Grand Prix is unique because of the nature of its track. The track stands at 5.412 kilometers in distance making it the 11th longest track on the 2018 Formula 1 calendar. Apart from being one of the longest tracks, it also has some unique features.

Bahrain track has fifteen corners. The forecast lap time for a current Grand Prix car on this track is estimated at 1min 30.252 seconds at an average speed of 213 km/h. Although this track has some unique features, it still has a lot of things in common with most modern circuits.

You will most likely see the long straights and slow corners on this track. The Race track was designed by German architect Herman Tilke. You should also know that this is the same architect that designed the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia. A longer version of the track was created and used in 2010; however, it was proved to be unpopular and therefore was not used again after just a single race.

Bahrain Grand Prix circuit has a unique problem. Due to its proximity to the desert, organizers were worried that the sand would blow onto the circuit while drivers are racing and disrupt the race. However, this problem was tackled by spraying an adhesive on the sand around the track to keep them in place during the event.

Bahrain Grand Prix 2017

The 2017 Bahrain Grain Prix was won by Sebastian Vettel. This year, when Bahrain Grand Prix starts, a lot of eyes will be on him to see if he can replicate the success he achieved last year.

In 2017, The Bahrain Grand Prix recorded a crowd of over 33,000 on a race day and more than 93,000 crowds on weekend. In fact, the Paddock Club, the Main Grandstand, and even the corporate boxes were all sold out in 2017 for the first time ever. Since then, the popularity of motorsport has grown in Middle East thanks to the Bahrain race, this year; an even bigger number of a crowd is expected.

Bahrain Grand Prix - 2018

The Bahrain Grand Prix 2018 is expected to draw a very large crowd as the popularity of the race continues to grow in the Middle East. The Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will take place from April 6 to April 8, 2018.

This year Bahrain Grand Prix promises to be a gathering of superstar drivers including talents such as Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, and so many others coming to this year's event.

Race Schedule/Time

Thursday, April 5
17:00-18:45: Pitlane walk for 3-day ticket holders

Friday, April 6
11:30-12:15: Formula 2 practice
12:40-13:10: Porsche GT3 Cup practice
14:00-15:30: Formula 1 free practice
16:40-17:00: Porsche GT3 Cup qualifying
 18:00-19:30: Formula 1 free practice
 20:00-20:30: Formula 2 qualifying

Saturday, April 7
11:55-12:25: Porsche GT3 Cup race 1
13:10-14:15: Formula 2 race (32 laps / 60 mins)
15:00-16:00: Formula 1 practice
18:00-19:00: Formula 1 qualifying

Sunday, April 8
14:15-15:05: Formula 2 race (23 laps / 45 mins)
15:30-16:00: Porsche GT3 Cup race 2
16:40-17:10: Driver’s Track Parade
17:58-17:59: Gulf Air fly past
18:10-20:10: 2018 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix (57 laps / 120 mins)

Where to Get Your Tickets for the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Part of this event you should never miss is the concert at the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix which promises to bring stars like Carlos Santana. The Mexican/American star is known for playing a kind of "Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion.

Carlos Santana will be performing on Friday, April 6. This performance will be followed by another performance by British DJ act Disclosure and American Singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker on Saturday, April 7.

Bahrain Grand Prix is full of history and excitement. This is one motorsport event in the year that you should never miss. Base on the last year’s success, this year promises more excitement and thrill of watching your favorite driver race for the ultimate price on this unique track in Bahrain.

Taisiya Lavi

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