Tue, 06 February 2024
Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has officially launched the exciting lead-up to the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024—a historic occasion set to celebrate the Kingdom of Bahrain’s landmark 20th anniversary in F1.
Fantastic plans for the highly anticipated motorsport and entertainment spectacle, scheduled to take place February 29 to March 2, include a campaign commemorating ’20 Years of a Modern Classic’, three days of non-stop racing and loads of family fun and entertainment.
BIC Chief Executive, Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa said: “The idea of a modern classic is to reflect the fact that we are a modern circuit but have had the chance to create 20 years of history in the Middle East, which we are really proud of. I think there are many fans who might find it difficult to believe that we are 20 years old, as we are often seen as one of the ‘new’ Grands Prix. However, we are honoured to be amongst the first in a generation of modern tracks, the first in the Middle East, and have had the opportunity to contribute to 20 years of racing heritage in F1.”
Attending the launch, held at The Avenues Bahrain, were Minister of Tourism, HE Fatima bint Jaffer Al Sairafi, BIC Chief Executive, Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Gulf Air Chief Executive, Captain Waleed Al-Alwai.
F1 CEO, Stefano Domenicali, and McLaren F1 Team superstar, Lando Norris, also delivered video messages at the event, which was hosted by legendary F1 commentator David Croft along with local media personality, Imran Al Aradi.
The highly anticipated F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix is set to open the 2024 FIA F1 World Championship. It will be the Kingdom’s first-ever Saturday night race, making for an additional spectacle to the weekend’s festivities at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” in Sakhir. Prior to the race weekend, BIC is also set to host three days of F1 Aramco Pre-Season Testing 2024 from February 21 to 23.
For more information, visit bahraingp.com or call 17 450-000.