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F1 racing, Bahrain GP: Battle over the desert of the Middle East

The 2004 track was different from the 2005 version so far Michael Schumacher’s fastest lap set in 2004 (1 min 30,252 seconds) was not the fastest lap record of the current structure.

The tire selection for the two Bahrain races is the same with C2 for Hard tires, C3 for Medium tires and C4 for Soft tires. Most racing teams have a 2-time pit strategy in Bahrain 2019 and they focus on using C2 and C3 tires when they feel that C1 is too stiff.

In Bahrain GP, ​​each team will be provided with 2 sets of C3 2021 design tires (per vehicle) for testing on Friday with the usual allocation of 2-3-8 tires each for the whole journey. Similar to the season ending in Abu Dhabi, teams will have the opportunity to test their C4 tire for 2021 on the second test run.

This is the first time the Bahrain GP takes place at the end of the season compared to the usual early stages of the season. However, the temperature at the beginning of the year and the end of the year here are similar, so the old data can still be applied.

However, at any time of the year, the sand from the desert can affect the track and lose the necessary traction. Two of the three test sessions take place in the afternoon weather, while the official qualifying session and race will take place in the afternoon, late evening. So the teams will need to optimize and collect as much data as possible in order to have the best performance.

After the victory in Turkey, Lewis Hamilton has reached the championship title. Before the end of the season, there are even still three remaining races to complete.

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F1 racing, Bahrain GP: Battle over the desert of the Middle East (Part 1)

Over a long year with shocking events through each race, F1 2020 season gradually comes to an end.

From this weekend, the last tripleheader (3 stages in 3 consecutive weeks) will be held, with the first two taking place in Bahrain and the last one in Abu Dhabi. Going to the final game in the desert, what awaits the racers?

Bahrain International Raceway is one of the works of architect Hermann Tilke with a construction cost of up to 150 million USD. The first F1 race was held here in 2004 on the 5,417 km long “Grand Prix Circuit”, marking the first time F1 has visited the Middle East and has made history. Following its success, the Bahrain GP has been held annually since 2004 (except 2011).

2010 is a little different when the test race took place on the 6,299 km long “Endurance Circuit”. The 2011 demonstration in Bahrain caused the tournament to be canceled. Human rights activists have called for the 2012 race to be canceled, but the event goes on as planned.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the tournament as well as the 900th F1 race in history, the 2014 race was held under a magical desert night, becoming the third race taking place in the evening. Lewis Hamilton is the winner of this particular race. Since then, successive races in Bahrain have been held in the evening.

2020 is the first time Bahrain will hold 2 races in the same season with two different respective structures. “Grand Prix Circuit” is a familiar track used at most F1 events in Bahrain (except 2010).

After a small adjustment in 2005, the track has a lap length of 5,412 km with 15 corners in all. The first corner is named after German legend Michael Schumacher in honor of his achievement. The track’s width is quite large and with some tight corners certainly promises tense position disputes.

As usual, the riders will have to complete 57 laps with a total distance of 308,238 km. Achievement of a fastest lap of 1 minute 31,447 seconds belongs to Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren) established in 2005. And there will be 3 DRS zones for this race with their positions in turn in the straight line crossing the start / finish line (detecting DRS before crab 14), line between detecting DRS before corner 3 and 4 (determining DRS before corner 1), and line between detecting DRS before corner 10 and 11 (detecting DRS before corner 9).