Sakhir

  • Formula One teams relaxed about Bahrain tests 08-10-2013 03:15 PM

    Seoul: Formula One teams say they have no qualms about scheduling crucial pre-season tests in Bahrain next February after the restive Gulf kingdom's grand prix went ahead without incident this year. The 2011 race had to be cancelled, due to civil unrest and the crushing of an anti-government uprising that...
  • Bahrain track to host two pre-season test sessions 05-10-2013 09:23 AM

    Sakhir: The Bahrain International Circuit will host two sessions of preseason testing ahead of next year's Formula One season. The sessions will run from Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 27 to March 2. The decision to select Bahrain as host was made at a recent meeting by the F1 team principals,...
  • Di Resta urges Force India to go the extra mile 23-04-2013 01:19 AM

    London: Paul Di Resta has urged his Force India team to go the extra mile to help him secure his first Formula One podium after another near-miss in Bahrain on Sunday. The Briton equalled his career best with fourth place at Sakhir, leading the race for three laps and tantalisingly...
  • Vettel surpasses Jackie Stewart's record with Bahrain win 22-04-2013 02:24 PM

    Sakhir: The three-time formula one world champion Sebastian Vettel claimed an impressive victory for Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday that saw him go past the legendary Jackie Stewart into the sixth position on the all-time list of Grand Prix wins. It was Vettel's second win in...
  • Sebastian Vettel forgets Malaysian storm with Bahrain win 22-04-2013 10:57 AM

    Sakhir: World champion Sebastian Vettel won a Formula One race on Sunday without anyone kicking up a storm about it, at least inside the confines of the circuit. The last time the Red Bull driver had stood on the top step of the podium was in Malaysia last month, with...
  • Bahrain government 'stupid' to host F1 GP: Ecclestone 21-04-2013 02:02 PM

    Sakhir: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone believes that the Bahrain government were "stupid" to host this weekend's Grand Prix. Sunday's race at the Sakhir International Circuit is taking place amid a week of protests organised by opponents of the ruling royal family. "The government here are, in a lot of...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final practice at Bahrain 20-04-2013 02:55 PM

    Sakhir: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso recovered from a spin on Saturday to post the fastest lap in the third and final Formula One practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Looking for his second consecutive victory after ending a 12-race drought in China last weekend, Alonso completed a lap in...
  • Ecclestone has no concerns over Bahrain GP despite protests 05-04-2013 10:46 PM

    London: Formula One has no concerns about this month's Bahrain Grand Prix becoming a target for anti-government protesters, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. The race at the Sakhir desert circuit was cancelled in 2011 when a Shi'ite-led pro-democracy uprising was crushed and at least 35 people - activists...