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20 years of the Bahrain Grand Prix: David Tremayne looks back at F1’s first visit to the Middle East

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David Tremayne
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MANAMA, BAHRAIN - MARCH 31:    Motorsport / Formel 1: GP von Bahrain 2004, Manama; Werbeplakat mit

Is it really true that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Bahrain Grand Prix? Holy moly, I know I like speed, but the years are zipping by faster than Andy Green in Bloodhound SSC…

The only deserts I had been to previously were the Sahara back in 1981 for a couple of car launches; the Bonneville Salt Flats (that same year); and Nevada’s Black Rock Desert playa.

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