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Bahrain switches to night race for 2014 21 Jan 2014

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Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, 21 April 2012

Bahrain will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first Grand Prix this year by becoming the latest Formula One night race.

The 2014 Bahrain race, which takes place on April 6, will start at 1800 hours local time (1500 hours GMT) and, like the Singapore Grand Prix, will be held entirely in floodlit conditions. Qualifying will take place at the same time the day before.

The Sakhir circuit, where floodlights were erected last year, becomes the third venue to hold all or part of a Grand Prix in the hours of darkness. Singapore has hosted a night race since 2008, whilst Abu Dhabi has staged a race starting at twilight since 2009.

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