Bahrain Grand Prix 2021: Everything you need to know

The Sakhir circuit will be the scene of the first date of the World Cup. Lewis Hamilton begins the defense of the title with the aim of retaining it and achieving his eighth crown.


The pandemic of coronavirus forced to change the tradition of F1 to open his championship with him Australian Grand Prix (the race at Melborune was postponed to November). Instead the Máxima will start this year with the Bahrain Grand Prix, which already had the honor of being the first date of a season on two other occasions (2006 and 2010).

Bahrain GP podium
The podium of the Bahrain GP 2020.

The Bahrain GP will start at 18:XNUMX p.m. (local time) after sunset and will be held under artificial lighting, with asphalt temperatures that tend to decrease as the race progresses. This situation affects the behavior of the tires and, therefore, the strategy.

The asphalt of the Sakhir circuit (characterized by a high quantity of granite) stands out for its abrasion, which accelerates the wear and tear and degradation of the rubbers.

English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won last year's event, affected by a red flag due to the frightening accident of the Frenchman Romain Grosjean (Haas) and multiple safety car appearances, using a two-stop strategy (medium-medium-hard). His escort was the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who visited pit lane four times.

Romain Grosjean

At Sakhir, traction and braking are more important than heavy lateral loads. Together we are facing a medium severity circuit in terms of demands on the car.

2021 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIZE SCHEDULE

DAY SESSION LOCAL TIME ARGENTINA PERU MEXICO
26/03 Practice 1 14.30 to 15.30 08.30 to 09.30 06.30 to 07.30 05.30 to 06.30
Practice 2 18.00 to 19.00 12.00 to 13.00 10.00 to 11.00 09.00 to 10.00
27/03 Practice 3 15.00 to 16.00 09.00 to 10.00 07.00 to 08.00 06.00 to 07.00
Classification 18.00 to 19.00 12.00 to 13.00 10.00 to 11.00 09.00 to 10.00
28/03 Carrera 18.00 12.00 10.00 09.00

THIS IS THE SAKHIR CIRCUIT

Sahkir 2021Extension: 5.412 meters.
Returns: 57.
GP total distance: 308,2 km.
Number of curves: 15 (6 on the left and 9 on the right).
Distance from pole to braking of the first corner: 352 meters.
Number of changes per lap: 58.
Maximum speed: 321 km / h.
Fuel consumption: High.
Maximum lateral force: 4.5 at turn 6.
DRS zones: Between curves 3-4, 10-11 and 15-1.
Ideal sectors for overpass: Curves 1 and 4 braking.
Absolute record: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 1: 27.264 at 223,267km / h in Q3 of the 2020 GP.

LAST 10 EDITIONS OF THE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIZE

YEAR PILOT (NAC) CAR
2010 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari
2012 Sebastian Vettel (ALE) Red Bull-Renault
2013 Sebastian Vettel (ALE) Red Bull-Renault
2014 Lewis Hamilton (ING) Mercedes
2015 Lewis Hamilton (ING) Mercedes
2016 Nico Rosberg (ALE) Mercedes
2017 Sebastian Vettel (ALE) Ferrari
2018 Sebastian Vettel (ALE) Ferrari
2019 Lewis Hamilton (ING) Mercedes
2020 Lewis Hamilton (ING) Mercedes

BAHRAIN'S GRAND PRIZE ON TV

The activity of the Máxima in Latin America is broadcast by ESPN y ESPN Play. If you are a true fan of F.1 you may be interested in subscribing to F1TV, the official streaming platform of the category that has different services according to the chosen subscription.

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