Formula One World Championship



    29 - 31 Mar


    Leclerc's misfortune for Ferrari hands Mercedes an unlikely one-two in Sakhir

    • Lewis Hamilton 1:34:21.295
    • Valtteri Bottas +2.98
    • Charles Leclerc +6.131


    Race weekend

    Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019

    Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix, which takes place over 57 laps of the 5.412-kilometre Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on Sunday, March 31.

    Using the links above you can find the full weekend schedule, including details of practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences and special events, plus the latest news headlines, circuit information and F1 race results.

    You can also find broadcast information, with details of how and where you can watch the race on TV, or download the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix schedule to your mobile device.

    Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019

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    Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019

    bahrain-flag.png Bahrain International Circuit

    Bahrain International Circuit


    First Grand Prix


    Number of Laps


    Circuit Length


    Race Distance

    308.238 km

    Lap Record

    1:31.447 Pedro de la Rosa (2005)


    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?

    You can usually expect great racing and decent amounts of overtaking in Bahrain, while the drivers have to contend with wind, racing under floodlights and the difficulty of finding a decent set-up with the wide temperature fluctuations between sessions. The track’s most challenging point is the tight, downhill, off-camber Turn 10 left-hander, while the fast run through Turn 12 is another highlight, allowing the racers to really feel their cars coming alive.

    Why go?

    Given the nature of the track, race-goers in Bahrain have always got a decent chance of being treated to a 'duel in the desert' or three. Away from the race track, Bahrain, as you might expect, is a great place to catch some rays, with the 33-island archipelago kingdom featuring some jaw-dropping resorts. And if you want to do some racing yourself, the Bahrain International Karting Circuit, located right next to the track, is one of the world’s top karting facilities.

    Where is the best place to watch?

    Your options are slightly limited in Bahrain, given that the organisers understandably don’t want loads of fans having to traipse out into the middle of a hot desert to watch the action! We reckon your best bet is to get a place in the Batelco grandstand, giving you a great view of cars charging into Turn 8, hammering through 9 and 10 and then passing you on the run down to the short-apex Turn 11.