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Bahrain Grand Prix

Knowledge Identifier: !Bahrain_Grand_Prix


Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula One Championship race in Bahrain sponsored by Gulf Air add

Category: Auto racing

Activity starting in 2002.

Countries: Bahrain (43%), Asia (18%), (14%)

Main connections: Bahrain, Formula One, Michael Schumacher

Linked to: Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, Haymarket Media Group, BBC




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The building of the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir was started in 2002 with high domestic interest about the project as it gave a future to the next generation of Bahraini racers add something


Formula BMW Asia supported the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2004, with Hong Kong driver Marchy Lee winning both rounds add something


The first race was in 2004 add something


The first race took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on 4 April 2004 add something


Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa - On 4 April 2004, the Bahrain Grand Prix became the first Formula One grand prix to be held in the Middle East


Fernando Alonso won the second Bahrain Grand Prix for Renault in 2005, and became the first repeat winner of the Middle Eastern race in 2006 , after a thrilling race-long battle with Michael Schumacher add something


The Porsche Supercup has supported the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 races add something


However, in the 2006 season, Bahrain swapped places with the traditional opener, the Australian Grand Prix, which was pushed back to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games add something


Economy of Bahrain - The success of ventures such as the Bahrain Grand Prix has raised the Kingdom's international profile, and combined with the boom in Islamic banking, has encouraged major airlines to resume services to the country, with Lufthansa announcing on 14 March 2006 that it would schedule ://www


In 2007 and 2008, Brazilian Felipe Massa won the race for Ferrari add something


The GP2 Series supported the race in 2007 and a celebrity race was held in 2006 with the likes of Simon Webbe competing add something


Further support for the 2008 event was provided by the GP2 Asia, Speedcar Series and a series using Australian built Chevrolet Luminas add something


Macy Gray - She appeared at the 2008 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix


After his 2010 triumph, Alonso became the first three-time winner add something


In 2010, Bahrain staged the opening race of the 2010 season and the cars drove the full "Endurance Circuit" to celebrate F1's 'diamond jubilee' add something


The 2010 race saw a new circuit configuration being used for the Grand Prix add something


Gulf Air - Gulf Air announced a sponsorship deal for the Bahrain Grand Prix through 2010, creating the Gulfair Bahrain Grand Prix, of which the first was staged in 2004


A week after its decision to reschedule the race, Formula One announced the cancellation of the race for 2011 add something


The track would have reverted to its original layout for the 2011 race, add something


Formula One - The 2011 season was expected to have 20 races, however there were only 19 races as the Bahrain Grand Prix was postponed, later cancelled due to political disputes in the country


Human rights activists called for a cancellation of 2012 race due to reports of alleged human rights abuses committed by the Bahraini authorities add something


The 2012 Grand Prix reverted to using the 15-corner Grand Prix Circuit configuration last used in 2009, instead of the Endurance Circuit configuration used in 2010 add something


In that context, Anonymous launched on 21 April 2012 the operation opBahrain, threatening the Formula 1 representatives of a cyberattack in case they go on with Bahrain Grand Prix add something


The 2014 race was held as a night race under floodlights add something


Shortly after the Formula One February 2014 testing, Grand Prix organizers for Bahrain announced a decision to name the first corner of the iconic track after former seven-time champion German driver Michael Schumacher in honor of his achievements and in support after the driver suffered an almost fatal skiing accident late December 2013 add something


In 2018, F1 "admitted concern" for Yousif, after continued public and media pressure, however there has been no known follow up since add something