The Bahrain International Circuit is a motorsport venue opened in 2004 and used for drag racing, GP2 and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East. Since 2006, Australian V8 Supercar has been raced at the BIC and the V8 races are named as the Desert 400. 24 Hour endurance races also hosted at BIC.
Bahrain Grand Prix:
The first Bahrain Grand Prix took place on April 4, 2004, making history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. Bahrain fought off fierce competition from elsewhere in the region to stage the race, with Egypt, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates all hoping for the prestige of hosting a Formula One Grand Prix.
TrackDistance Grade Grand Prix track 5.412 km 1 Inner track 2.55 km 2 Outer track 3.664 km 1 Paddock Circuit 3.7 km 1 Drag Strip 1.2 km n/a Oval track 2 km n/a Full Circuit 6.299 km 1
Major Events: Formula One
Bahrain Grand Prix
Length: 5.412 km (3.363 mi)
Lap Record: 1:30.252 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)
Length: 6.299 km (3.914 mi)
Lap Record: 1:58.287 (Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 2010)