Formula 1 has extended the contract with the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir long term until 2036.
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A good month before the new Formula 1 season starts with the Grand Prix of Bahrain (March 20), it is clear that the royal class will go for a long time in the desert state at the start.
The Bahrain International Circuit designed by Hermann Tilke was opened in 2004. With the exception of 2011, where the race in the gulf has been canceled due to political unrest, the Grand Prix has since had a fixture in the calendar since then. The 5.412-kilometer route remained almost unchanged until date. Since 2014, the GP is carried out under floodlight due to the high temperatures during the day.
The British record world champion Lewis Hamilton (seven World Cup titles, such as Michael Schumacher) is with five GP successes of the record winner in Bahrain, followed by the four-time Champion Sebastian Vettel with four wins and the two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who was successful three times in Sakhir.