SAKHIR

  • Formula One teams relaxed about Bahrain tests October 8, 2013

    Seoul: Formula One teams say they have no qualms about scheduling crucial preseason 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 antigovernment uprising that...
  • Bahrain track to host two preseason test sessions October 5, 2013

    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. 1922 and Feb. 27 to March 2. The decision to select Bahrain as host was made at a recent meeting by the F1 team principals, organizers...
  • Di Resta urges Force India to go the extra mile April 23, 2013

    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 nearmiss in Bahrain on Sunday. The Briton equalled his career best with fourth place at Sakhir, leading the race for three laps and tantalisingly close...
  • Vettel surpasses Jackie Stewart's record with Bahrain win April 22, 2013

    Sakhir: The threetime 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 alltime list of Grand Prix wins. It was Vettel's second win in four...
  • Sebastian Vettel forgets Malaysian storm with Bahrain win April 22, 2013

    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 April 21, 2013

    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 ways,...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final practice at Bahrain April 20, 2013

    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 12race drought in China last weekend, Alonso completed a lap in 1:33.247...
  • Ecclestone has no concerns over Bahrain GP despite protests April 5, 2013

    London: Formula One has no concerns about this month's Bahrain Grand Prix becoming a target for antigovernment protesters, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. The race at the Sakhir desert circuit was cancelled in 2011 when a Shi'iteled prodemocracy uprising was crushed and at least 35 people activists...
  • 'Race can help healing process in Bahrain' April 22, 2012

    Sakhir: Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernley believes Sundays race will prove to be a catalyst for the healing process in Bahrain. Fernley spoke exclusively to IBNlive.com just before the start of Saturday's qualifying session. What is your assessment of the situation in Bahrain now, especially considering the problems...
  • Rosberg fastest in Bahrain GP final practice April 21, 2012

    Sakhir, Bahrain: Nico Rosberg looks to be the driver to beat in qualifying after posting the fastest time in final practice on Saturday at the Bahrain Grand Prix where security remains tight amid expectations of further antigovernment protests. Rosberg, who won the Chinese Grand Prix last week for his first Formula...
  • Bahrain race should go ahead: Crown Prince April 21, 2012

    Sakhir: Bahrain's Crown Prince says the country's Formula One race should go ahead on Sunday, insisting it serves as a force of good for the divided nation. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said on Friday that Bahrain has "real issues" but that calling off the Bahrain Grand Prix would...