The Bahrain International Circuit is a motorsport venue in the desert area of Sakhir in Bahrain, opened in 2004. The circuit regularly hosts drag racing, the GP2 series and the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Bahrain Grand Prix has been held at the circuit since its opening in 2004, being the first Grand Prix to take place in the Middle East. The Bahrain Grand Prix is usually the third race of the Formula One calendar and since 2014 has been held at night.
Location & Travel
The circuit is located in the desert area of Sakhir, approximately 35km to the south of the Bahrain capital city of Manama. With Bahrain being just 300 square miles, travelling across the country does not take too long.
Air – Bahrain has one international airport, the Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq, 40km north of the circuit. The airport has direct flights to many destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. There is a free shuttle on race weekend for ticket holders from the airport to the circuit, otherwise taxi is the best
Bus – There are no buses to Sakhir but the bus is a cheap way of getting from the airport to Manama, with the A1 bus costing less than a pound. There is however usually a free shuttle service to certain hotels from the circuit.
Car/Taxi – Taxi is the most convenient way of getting around Bahrain and is not too expensive. Alternatively, the cheap price of fuel in Bahrain makes hiring a car an affordable alternative.
Given its desert location, options of where you are able to watch from are limited. Tickets are usually purchased for the whole weekend rather than per day.
For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official Formula One website here.