The Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 was an epic weekend of top-class motorsport and entertainment – the kind only Bahrain International Circuit can deliver. A huge crowd of 97,000 fans attended the event, including 34,000 on Race Day alone.
Marking race no. 999 in Formula 1’s history, it was also the 15th anniversary of the Bahrain event, with world class entertainment off track headlined by global superstar DJs Martin Garrix on Friday night and Kygo on Saturday night.
In another epic Bahrain night race, Lewis Hamilton claimed a stunning victory as he led teammate Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two.
They took advantage of a nightmare race for top rivals Ferrari, whose pole-sitter and race leader Charles mouseLeclerc suddenly suffered engine trouble with 10 laps to go. Leclerc led for most of the 57 laps but limped to the finish under safety car conditions, salvaging a first podium of his Formula 1 career.
Despite the heartbreak, a star was born in Bahrain as Leclerc had won over his rivals and fans over the weekend.
Overall, it was a spectacular Bahrain Grand Prix with 'Limitless' memories on and off the track.