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A Formula 1 race held in Bahrain since 2004. The first Formula 1 Grand Prix held in the Middle East, the event was at first called the "Best Organised Grand Prix" by the FIA, but political turmoil in Bahrain has tarnished the reputation in later years. The 2011 event was canceled and protests have disrupted events in 2012.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
4 April 2004Michael SchumacherFerrari2004 Race Information
3 April 2005Fernando AlonsoRenault2005 Race Information
12 March 2006Fernando AlonsoRenault2006 Race Information
15 April 2007Felipe MassaFerrari2007 Race Information
6 April 2008Felipe MassaFerrari2008 Race Information
16 April 2009Jenson ButtonBrawn-Mercedes2009 Race Information
14 March 2010Fernando AlonsoFerrari2010 Race Information
13 April 20112011 Race Information
22 April 2012Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault2012 Race Information
21 April 2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault2013 Race Information
6 April 2014Lewis HamiltonMercedes2014 Race Information
19 April 2015Lewis HamiltonMercedes2015 Race Information
3 April 2016Nico RosbergMercedes2016 Race Information


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Bahrain Grand Prix page on 10 September 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Bahrain Grand Prix (Arabic: جائزة البحرين الكبرى‎‎) is a Formula One Championship race in Bahrain sponsored by Gulf Air. The first race took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on 4 April 2004. It made history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East, and was given the award for the "Best Organised Grand Prix" by the FIA.

The Bahrain Grand Prix has usually been the third race of the Formula One calendar. However, in the 2006 season, Bahrain swapped places with the traditional opener, the Australian Grand Prix, which was pushed back to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games. In 2010, Bahrain staged the opening race of the 2010 season and the cars drove the full 6.299 km (3.914 mi) "Endurance Circuit" to celebrate F1's 'diamond jubilee'.

The 2011 Grand Prix, due to be held on 13 March, was canceled on 21 February due to the 2011 Bahraini protests after drivers including Damon Hill and Mark Webber had protested.

Human rights activists called for a cancellation of 2012 race due to reports of alleged human rights abuses committed by the Bahraini authorities. Team personnel also voiced concerns about safety, but the race, nonetheless, was held as planned on 22 April 2012.

In 2014, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the first staging of the Bahrain Grand Prix, the race was held as a night event under floodlights. In so doing it became the second Formula One night race after the Singapore Grand Prix in 2008. Bahrain's inaugural night event was won by Lewis Hamilton. Subsequent races have also been night races.

Shortly after the Formula One February 2014 testing, Grand Prix organizers for Bahrain announced a decision to name the first corner of the iconic track after former seven-time champion German driver Michael Schumacher in honor of his achievements and also in support after the driver suffered an almost fatal skiing accident late December 2013.

2005 Race Information

April 2-3, 2005Cobertura del Gran Premio de Bahréin Wikinoticias
3 April 2005Formel 1 in der Wüste: Großer Preis von Bahrain 2005 Wikinews
3 April 2005Gran Premio del Bahrein: male le Ferrari Wikinotizie

2006 Race Information

11 March 2006Formula 1:La prima pole è rossa Ferrari Wikinotizie
12 March 20062006 Formula 1 season starts with GP of BahrainWikinews
12 March 2006Formel 1 in der Wüste: Großer Preis von Bahrain 2006 Wikinews

2007 Race Information

15 April 2007Automobilismo, Formula 1: Massa vince il G.P. del Bahrain Wikinotizie
15 April 2007Felipe Massa wins 2007 Bahrain Grand PrixWikinews

2008 Race Information

6 April 2008Felipe Massa wins 2008 Bahrain Grand PrixWikinews

2009 Race Information

26 April 2009Automobilismo, campionato mondiale Formula 1 2009: GP del Bahrain, vince Button Wikinotizie
27 April 2009Jenson Button wins 2009 Bahrain Grand PrixWikinews
28 April 2009Big Weekend for Ferrari in Bahrain, ALemmy Gibson

2010 Race Information

13 March 2010Vettel se alza con la primera pole de la temporada Wikinoticias

2011 Race Information

17 February 2011Bahrain Unrest Threatens Formula One Season OpenerVOA Breaking News
20 February 2011Bahrain Grand Prix Decision Expected TuesdayVOA Breaking News
21 February 2011Bahrain Cancels Formula One Season-OpenerVOA Breaking News
21 February 2011Noticias breves 21 de febrero 2011: Bahréin: Deportes Wikinoticias
22 February 2011Formel 1: Großer Preis von Bahrain wegen Unruhen abgesagt Wikinews
23 February 2011Ecclestone Waives Bahrain Formula One FeesVOA Breaking News
24 February 2011Bahrain Grand Prix cancelled amid political turmoil Wikinews
24 February 2011El Gran Premi de Bahrain cancel·lat enmig de l'agitació política Viquinotícies
1 March 2011Formula One Looking At Rescheduling Canceled Bahrain Grand PrixWikinews
8 March 2011FIA Sets May 1 Deadline For Bahrain to Reschedule Its Grand PrixVOA Breaking News
31 May 2011Bahrain Still Wants to Host F1 RaceVOA Breaking News
3 June 2011Bahrain Grand Prix Restored Amid More ProtestsVOA Breaking News
10 June 2011Bahrain Grand Prix Now OffVOA Breaking News

2012 Race Information

The Flying Lap, Episode 66: Chinese de-brief, Bahrain preview
April 19, 2012
Duration: 1:34:17
With Nico Rosberg scoring his maiden career win in Shanghai, we look back at the events that defined his stunning weekend in China - at the speed of the Mercedes F1 W03 and at Nico's advantage in qualifying over his famous team-mate, Michael Schumacher. Craig Scarborough will talk us through the technicalities of Mercedes' "double-DRS" system plus many of the other significant technical developments seen on the McLarens, Red Bulls and Ferraris - and Rob Wilson will be returning to the show to give us his view of Nico's driving style (and a few other comments besides!). We also look forward to this Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix with the help of Williams F1 Strategy Engineer, Mark Barnett, and, courtesy of Hilton Honors, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. There will be lots to talk about and to ponder - and so, for the first time, we will be making this a 90-minute show.

This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download The Flying Lap, Episode 66 at The Internet Archive
The Flying Lap, Episode 67: Bahrain debrief with Karun Chandhok
April 25, 2012
Duration: 1:09:32
Four races and four different winners! On this occasion it was the World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, who rose to the top to win the Gulf Air Grand Prix of Bahrain. It was no walkover for Red Bull Racing, however. Kimi Raikkonen qualified only 11th but my mid-distance was pushing Seb hard, looking for a way past. Backed up by his young team-mate, Romain Grosjean, Kimi showed that LotusF1, too, are key players in this closest of F1 World Championships. Joining us in the studio to discuss all this and more, we are delighted to welcome back to the show Karun Chandhok, an F1 race/test driver since 2010 and also an astute observer of the sport from many unique angles. On-line from the LotusF1 base in Oxfordshire, England, Trackside Operations Director, Alan Permayne, also talks us through the Bahrain weekend and the qualities of James Allison's 2012 car, the E20; and, again joining us on-line from his "second home" - the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground north of Silverstone - Rob Wilson gives us his own, very eloquent views of the Seb-Kimi battle (and a little bit more besides!).

This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download The Flying Lap, Episode 67 at The Internet Archive

17 April 2012Demonstrations Planned as Racing Event Heads for BahrainHenry Ridgwell, VOA News
19 April 2012In Bahrain, Grand Prix Revs Up Amid ProtestsVOA News
19 April 2012Police, Activists Clash in Bahrain Ahead of Formula One ReturnVOA Breaking News
20 April 2012Bahrain Protesters Call for ‘Days of Rage’ as Grand Prix NearsVOA Breaking News
20 April 2012Protests Erupt Ahead of Bahrain’s F1 RaceVOA Breaking News
20 April 2012Protests Intensify in Bahrain Ahead of Grand PrixVOA News
21 April 2012Bahrain Probes Death at Protest SiteVOA Breaking News
21 April 2012Protests Intensify in Bahrain Ahead of Grand PrixVOA Breaking News
21 April 2012Vettel Wins Bahrain's Controversial Grand Prix RaceVOA News
22 April 2012Bahrain Tense Ahead of Grand PrixVOA Breaking News
22 April 2012Vettel Wins Bahrain’s Controverial Grand Prix RaceVOA Breaking News
27 April 2012Sebastian Vettel gewann den Großen Preis von BahrainWikinews

2013 Race Information

17 April 2013Bahrain Protests Heat Up Ahead of F1 Race Henry Ridgwell, VOA News
22 April 2013This quote shows the McLaren F1 team do have a soul Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
17 April 2013Anti-Government Protests Heat Up Ahead of Bahrain F1 Race
Henry Ridgwell, VOA News

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2014 Race Information

9 April 2014Hamilton wins 'incredible' Bahrain race, F1's 900th Grand PrixWikinews

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