Bahrain International Circuit layout & lap records

Bahrain Circuit Details

Location:Sakhir, Bahrain F1 circuit wiki info & track details Bahrain
Event:Bahrain Grand Prix
Used Since:2004
Type:Closed Circuit
 Lap Dist.:5.412 km

Lap Record

Lap Record:1:31,447 min
Date:3 April 2005
F1 Driver:Pedro de la Rosa
F1 Car:McLaren MP4-20
Speed:213,055 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole:1:27.264 min
Date:November 28th 2020
F1 Driver:Lewis Hamilton
F1 Car:Mercedes W11
Speed:223.267 km/h

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Bahrain International Circuit Shakir

Bahrain International Circuit Shakir

Bahrain Int. Circuit


Bahrain International Circuit Layout

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Description

 

Bahrain Track: three corners in detail


Mainstraight Bahrain International circuit

Mainstraight Bahrain International circuit

The Bahrain International Circuit is a typical Hermann Tilke circuit with a lot of long straights and slow corners. The cars drive clockwise, just like most circuits are designed.

In 2010 the track used an extended piece of circuit. Because the race wasn't more exciting it was never used again. Since 2014 the race is being driven after sunset. Floodlights are used to light up the track for TV and the drivers. Racing in the dark is also less warm and exhausting for the drivers.

Turns 1 & 2
The first corner is actually very tight as the driver brakes down from over 330 km/h to just over 60 km/h. Delivering the correct engine braking support to square up the rear of the car without creating too much 'push' is the aim as the driver will need a stable car under braking but must still be able to turn in. Engineers will do this by tweaking the engine maps.

Turns 11 & 12
After a slow exit from Turn 11 the track goes uphill into Turn 12 so as well rapidly switching direction, the car is also climbing. This therefore puts the oil system under pressure as the fluids in the system move from side to side very quickly but are also squashed down in the tank as the altitude increases. To avoid engine starvation, where the oil moves away from the pumps, engineers will check the minimum levels in practice.

Turns 14 & 15

Pit and mainstraight Bahrain International Circuit

Exit corner 15 Bahrain Circuit

The driver must get the exit of Turn 14 completely right as it falls slightly off camber as it enters Turn 15; running wide will compromise the acceleration down the long straight.

Getting correct gear ratios helps in this respect, but finding the right balance is never easy as the circuit has a variety of corner speeds. Finding the sweet spot in the engine is therefore tricky, particularly on different fuel levels and pending DRS and KERS release patterns.

The lap records set by Schumacher in the first race on this circuit, still stands on this day. Will it ever be broken?

Podiums

 

F1 Podium Winners on Bahrain Circuit

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
20222022 Bahrain F1 GPMarch 201th Monaco Charles Leclerc
2th Spain Carlos Sainz
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
57
57
57
20212021 Bahrain F1 GPMarch 281th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Netherlands Max Verstappen
3th Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
Germany Mercedes
56
56
56
20202020 Bahrain F1 GPNovember 291th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Netherlands Max Verstappen
3th Thailand Alexander Albon
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
57
57
57
20192019 Bahrain F1 GPMarch 311th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Finland Valtteri Bottas
3th Monaco Charles Leclerc
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
57
57
57
20182018 Bahrain F1 GPApril 81th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th Finland Valtteri Bottas
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
57
57
57
20172017 Bahrain F1 GPApril 161th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Finland Valtteri Bottas
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
57
57
57
20162016 Bahrain F1 GPApril 31th Germany Nico Rosberg
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
57
57
57
20152015 Bahrain F1 GPApril 191th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
57
57
57
20142014 Bahrain F1 GPApril 61th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Germany Nico Rosberg
3th Mexico Sergio Pérez
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
India Force India
57
57
57
20132013 Bahrain F1 GPApril 211th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th France Romain Grosjean
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom Lotus F1
United Kingdom Lotus F1
57
57
57
20122012 Bahrain F1 GPApril 221th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th France Romain Grosjean
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom Lotus F1
United Kingdom Lotus F1
57
57
57
20102010 Bahrain F1 GPMarch 141th Spain Fernando Alonso
2th Brazil Felipe Massa
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
49
49
49
20092009 Bahrain F1 GPApril 261th United Kingdom Jenson Button
2th Germany Sebastian Vettel
3th Italy Jarno Trulli
United Kingdom Brawn
Austria Red Bull
Japan Toyota
57
57
57
20082008 Bahrain F1 GPApril 61th Brazil Felipe Massa
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th Poland Robert Kubica
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Switzerland BMW Sauber
57
57
57
20072007 Bahrain F1 GPApril 151th Brazil Felipe Massa
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
57
57
57
20062006 Bahrain F1 GPMarch 121th Spain Fernando Alonso
2th Germany Michael Schumacher
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
57
57
57
20052005 Bahrain F1 GPApril 31th Spain Fernando Alonso
2th Italy Jarno Trulli
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
France Renault
Japan Toyota
United Kingdom McLaren
57
57
57
20042004 Bahrain F1 GPApril 41th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th United Kingdom Jenson Button
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
57
57
57

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Bahrain Circuit

DriverGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton1552411313.43.4230
2Germany Sebastian Vettel124105326.36.3148
3Spain Fernando Alonso153003118.37.773
4Brazil Felipe Massa132103116.67.861
5Germany Nico Rosberg101113235.65.983
6Germany Michael Schumacher51102216.67.227
7Monaco Charles Leclerc51012227.46.451
8United Kingdom Jenson Button111012008.312.428
9Finland Kimi Räikkönen160538019.16.9120
10Finland Valtteri Bottas100224124.85.997
11Netherlands Max Verstappen80202117.111.057
12Italy Jarno Trulli70112118.77.924
13Spain Carlos Sainz80101009.912.332
14Brazil Rubens Barrichello701010010.39.313
15France Romain Grosjean900220012.010.150
16Mexico Sergio Pérez1100110010.610.744
17Thailand Alexander Albon300110010.08.317
18Poland Robert Kubica50011109.810.89
19Australia Daniel Ricciardo110000008.410.554
20United Kingdom Lando Norris40000009.57.332
21Australia Mark Webber90000008.88.231
22France Pierre Gasly50000008.211.024
23United Kingdom Paul di Resta20000007.55.020
24Denmark Kevin Magnussen700000012.012.620
25Germany Nico Hülkenberg1000000011.512.020
26United Kingdom George Russell400000014.311.312
27France Esteban Ocon500000011.29.810
28Germany Nick Heidfeld60000009.511.710
29Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat600000013.310.38
30Germany Ralf Schumacher400000010.39.37
31Japan Yuki Tsunoda200000014.58.56
32Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne200000013.09.05
33Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya20000004.09.04
34Spain Pedro de la Rosa300000114.014.34
35Japan Takuma Sato500000015.414.84
36Finland Heikki Kovalainen500000113.011.64
37Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi300000015.013.32
38Germany Timo Glock400000014.313.82
39Sweden Marcus Ericsson500000017.214.02
40China Zhou Guanyu100000015.010.01
41Austria Christian Klien200000010.011.01
42United Kingdom David Coulthard500000015.014.41
43Italy Giancarlo Fisichella600000012.014.21
44Canada Lance Stroll600000015.314.31
45Austria Alexander Wurz100000011.011.00
46France Olivier Panis10000008.09.00
47Japan Yuji Ide100000021.019.00
48Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin100000019.015.00
49Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin100000019.020.00
50Indonesia Rio Haryanto100000020.017.00
51Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner100000020.019.00
52United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer100000010.013.00
53Brazil Lucas di Grassi100000022.023.00
54Brazil Cristiano da Matta10000009.010.00
55New Zealand Brendon Hartley100000011.017.00
56Spain Jaime Alguersuari100000018.013.00
57Netherlands Giedo van der Garde100000020.021.00
58Spain Roberto Merhi100000019.017.00
59Italy Giorgio Pantano100000015.016.00
60India Karun Chandhok100000024.024.00
61Brazil Felipe Nasr100000022.014.00
62Italy Gianmaria Bruni100000017.017.00
63Austria Patrick Friesacher100000019.012.00
64United Kingdom Will Stevens100000018.016.00
65France Charles Pic200000018.520.50
66Portugal Tiago Monteiro200000017.513.50
67France Sébastien Bourdais200000017.514.00
68Brazil Bruno Senna200000019.020.50
69United Kingdom Max Chilton200000021.016.50
70Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr.200000014.515.00
71Canada Jacques Villeneuve200000013.015.50
72India Narain Karthikeyan200000020.520.00
73Germany Pascal Wehrlein200000014.512.00
74United Kingdom Anthony Davidson200000017.016.00
75Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov200000017.518.50
76Japan Kazuki Nakajima200000014.017.00
77United States Scott Speed200000017.517.50
78Germany Mick Schumacher200000015.013.50
79France Jules Bianchi200000019.017.50
80Switzerland Sébastien Buemi200000015.516.50
81Japan Kamui Kobayashi300000015.316.70
82Canada Nicholas Latifi300000019.016.00
83Netherlands Christijan Albers300000019.316.30
84Italy Antonio Giovinazzi300000014.713.00
85Mexico Esteban Gutierrez300000018.718.70
86France Jean-Eric Vergne300000015.718.70
87Venezuela Pastor Maldonado400000017.815.80
88Germany Adrian Sutil600000016.216.20

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Bahrain Circuit

TeamGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Italy Ferrari1877216664.86.0312
2Germany Mercedes1264616654.33.5370
3Austria Red Bull172316338.28.6232
4France Renault1220021010.010.848
5United Kingdom Brawn11001005.03.014
6United Kingdom Lotus F1402240012.07.372
7United Kingdom McLaren180134029.59.6134
8Japan Toyota60112118.68.326
9India Force India1000110012.111.159
10Switzerland BMW Sauber50011109.612.619
11United Kingdom BAR20011008.89.310
12United Kingdom Williams1800000111.812.149
13United States Haas700000013.513.634
14Italy Toro Rosso1300000014.015.022
15Switzerland Alfa Romeo400000013.011.015
16Italy AlphaTauri300000010.311.814
17France Alpine200000011.012.08
18Japan Honda300000010.214.25
19Switzerland Sauber900000015.513.14
20United Kingdom Jaguar100000013.011.01
21United Kingdom Aston Martin200000016.513.51
22United Kingdom Racing Point200000012.515.31
23Netherlands Spyker100000021.014.50
24United Kingdom Virgin Racing100000020.521.50
25Russian Federation Midland100000018.519.50
26Italy Minardi200000018.515.30
27Ireland Jordan200000016.515.00
28Spain HRT200000022.821.00
29Japan Super Aguri300000019.017.50
30United Kingdom Caterham400000018.917.30
31United Kingdom Manor500000019.517.40


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