Poll: Bahrain Grand Prix 2020, Sakhir - Race 15/17

Rate the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix out of 10


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When was the track built?
Ground was broken for the Bahrain International Circuit in December 2002. Like the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, the developers had a blank, sandy canvas to work with, and with that fashioned the technical, 5.4km track designed by Hermann Tilke.

When was its first Grand Prix?
It was 2004 when the drivers first lined up under an unusually cloudy sky for the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix. The race was dominated (like many in 2004) by the two Ferraris, with Michael Schumacher winning out from Rubens Barrichello, while the crowds were also treated to a fantastic dog-fight between the Jaguar of Mark Webber and the Renault of Fernando Alonso.

What’s the circuit like?
Which one – we’ll be using two in 2020. The first, for the Bahrain Grand Prix, is the standard GP circuit that’s been used in every year bar 2010 (when F1 briefly switched to the 6.3km Endurance circuit), a track that usually provides great racing and overtaking, and which is crowned by the tight, downhill, off-camber left at Turn 10 and the fast run through Turn 12. However, excitingly for the 2020 Sakhir GP, drivers will race under the floodlights on the more open Outer circuit, a 3.5km (that’s just 0.2km longer than Monaco, the shortest track on the calendar) blast around the perimeter of the track, the cars arcing left instead of right at the exit of Turn 4 and then negotiating a fast right-handed swoop and a chicane, before re-joining the old track for a flat-out run down to the final corner.


TV Times
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C4:
Saturday - Quali Highlights - 7pm
Sunday - Race Highlights - 9pm

Track Diagram & Information
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Weather Forecast
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WDC Standings
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Constructors' Championship Standings
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Practice 1
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Practice 2
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Practice 3
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Qualifying
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Soldato
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Let's go! It's great to have a triple header end to the season. Most interested to see what type of racing the outer circuit produces next weekend.
 
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Rain forecast :D. So it won't rain then.

Let's go! It's great to have a triple header end to the season. Most interested to see what type of racing the outer circuit produces next weekend.

This. Qualifying and tows will be an absolute nightmare as will the short lap and its effect on pit stops. It's something we've not seen in F1 and I can't wait.
 

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Rain forecast :D. So it won't rain then.



This. Qualifying and tows will be an absolute nightmare as will the short lap and its effect on pit stops. It's something we've not seen in F1 and I can't wait.
Expect Monza 2019 qualifying all over again!
 
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Kubica's performing stunningly well as an FP1 stand-in. Ahead of both Haas's and the other Alfa. Could be down to car setup, of course, but nice to see him back in a car and doing a solid job regardless.
 
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Yeah he's had a very productive session.

Makes me wonder how he would've done in a semi-decent car rather than the Williams he was sat in
 
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Dog on the track!

Clumsy crash from Albon, but I can't think that a Free Practice blunder will count for more than a race result. I think a solid podium in the last three races will keep his place.
 
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Clumsy crash from Albon, but I can't think that a Free Practice blunder will count for more than a race result. I think a solid podium in the last three races will keep his place.

Nah he's done mate, Goodbye Albon hello Perez!
 
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