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Hamilton pips Vettel in thrilling Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton took his 55th career victory on Sunday with his second triumph at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and second of the 2017 season The Mercedes superstar finished on the winning side of a tense battle with Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel. The pair were so close heading towards the final stages that they ended up banging wheels at one point. Hamilton finally took the chequered flag with a winning race time of one hour 35 minutes 56.497 seconds. Vettel finished 3.490s behind, (...)

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Hamilton pips Vettel in thrilling Spanish GP

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Birkin clinches 2,000cc title with strong finish to season at BIC

Tim Birkin clinched the 2016/2017 title of the BIC 2,000cc Challenge last Friday night Birkin did so in style, taking both a podium and a victory in the season’s seventh and final round, held at a brilliantly floodlit Bahrain International Circuit. Only one other driver still had a mathematical chance of stealing away the championship, but chief rival Mohamed Faqihi had an unlucky finale. That helped seal the title for Birkin, who managed to finish his campaign strong with a third-place (...)

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Birkin and Faqihi set for thrilling title showdown in 2,000cc finale at BIC

Tim Birkin and Mohamed Faqihi are headed for an exciting showdown on Friday for the coveted drivers’ title in the 2016/2017 BIC 2,000cc Challenge The season’s seventh and concluding round decides the matter and BIC’s brilliantly floodlit 2.55-kilometre Inner Track provides a top-class setting for the championship finale. Birkin, who drives a Honda Integra, heads into the meeting with 181 points. He is the title-favourite as he enjoys a 28-point lead over Faqihi, who boasts 153 markers. (...)

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Bottas takes maiden career victory in Sochi

Valtteri Bottas took his maiden Formula One victory today after jumping the two Ferraris off the start, then edging out Sebastian Vettel in a nail-biting, race-long battle Bottas claimed the victory in a total race time of one hour 28 minutes 08.743 seconds. Vettel was the runner-up 0.617 behind, while Ferrari teammate Raikkonen completed the podium placers 11.000s back. Today’s result marks the 400th podium finish for Mercedes-Benz Power in Formula One. Vettel continues to lead the (...)

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Alsaei wins Max title as karting’s sprint champions crowned

Khaled Alsaei was crowned the MAX category champion in the Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC) following the narrowest of victories in the season-ending race held at Bahrain International Karting Circuit in Sakhir Alsaie won the championship finale by just 0.504 seconds ahead of Abdulla Al Thawadi and 4.078s in front of Hussain Hassan. That earned him enough points to just get by with the title, as he topped the overall classification by just two markers. In other classes, Talal (...)

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BIC holds annual staff party

Bahrain International Circuit recently held its annual staff party The event took place at ART Rotana Hotel and Resort in Amwaj Islands on April 24. It followed the grand success of the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, which took place over an action-packed weekend at BIC from April 14 to 16. The event was attended by a number of senior officials from the circuit. Among them were BIC Chairman of the Board Mr. Arif Rahimi and BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al (...)

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Bottas keeps Mercedes on top at end of in-season testing at BIC

Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes in first place as the second day of Formula 1 in-season testing came to an end this evening at Bahrain International Circuit A day after Lewis Hamilton set the pace, Bottas took over his team’s driving duties and registered the day’s fastest lap of one minute 31.280 seconds. He not only was the quickest for the day, but was also the busiest, as he tested for 143 laps. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished right behind 0.294 seconds off the pace, while Carlos Sainz (...)

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Hamilton sets the pace on day 1 of in-season testing

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the day today on day one of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir Hamilton registered a best lap of one minute 31.358 seconds while completing 97 laps of work. Antonio Giovinazzi, driving for Ferrari, had the second-best time of the day, running 0.626s slower than the leading Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing was classified third on the timesheet. He was 0.991s slower than Hamilton. Romain Grosjean of (...)

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Vettel strikes with brilliant victory in spectacular Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel roared to a brilliant victory this evening in the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit once again provided the perfect setting for a sizzling motorsport spectacle. After splitting the first two races of the season with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton, Vettel was eager to strike back and it was the star pair once again battling in the end for all the glory. This time it was the scarlet red of Ferrari taking the chequered flag as a (...)

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Record crowds enjoy spectacular race at BIC

Following the conclusion of the 2017 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Arif Rahimi, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, said: “I offer our congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari on a superb victory under the lights here at the BIC.With another record crowd of 33,000 today and 93,000 over the weekend, all our main stands were completely sold out, as well as Paddock Club and corporate boxes for the first time ever." "We have now broken our race day attendance records (...)

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Newly crowned champion Cullen triumphs in season-ending race

Ryan Cullen triumphed in the weekend’s second race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East Cullen won in 21 minutes 24.663 seconds. Dylan Pereira finished a mere 0.163 seconds behind, while Charlie Frijns was third 1.901s back. To go along with his overall victory, Cullen also earned first place in the drivers’ Gold category. Al Faisal Al Zubair won the Silver class ahead of Carlos Rivas and His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa who claimed the final podium step. Meanwhile, (...)

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