Bahrain Grand Prix
Wikipedia: Bahrain Grand Prix
|4 April 2004||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||2004 Race Information|
|3 April 2005||Fernando Alonso||Renault||2005 Race Information|
|12 March 2006||Fernando Alonso||Renault||2006 Race Information|
|15 April 2007||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||2007 Race Information|
|6 April 2008||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||2008 Race Information|
|16 April 2009||Jenson Button||Brawn-Mercedes||2009 Race Information|
|14 March 2010||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||2010 Race Information|
|13 April 2011||2011 Race Information|
|22 April 2012||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||2012 Race Information|
|21 April 2013||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||2013 Race Information|
|6 April 2014||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||2014 Race Information|
|19 April 2015||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||2015 Race Information|
|3 April 2016||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||2016 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.
|April 2-3, 2005||Cobertura del Gran Premio de Bahréin||Wikinoticias|
|3 April 2005||Formel 1 in der Wüste: Großer Preis von Bahrain 2005||Wikinews|
|3 April 2005||Gran Premio del Bahrein: male le Ferrari||Wikinotizie|
|11 March 2006||Formula 1:La prima pole è rossa Ferrari||Wikinotizie|
|12 March 2006||2006 Formula 1 season starts with GP of Bahrain||Wikinews|
|12 March 2006||Formel 1 in der Wüste: Großer Preis von Bahrain 2006||Wikinews|
|15 April 2007||Automobilismo, Formula 1: Massa vince il G.P. del Bahrain||Wikinotizie|
|15 April 2007||Felipe Massa wins 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|6 April 2008||Felipe Massa wins 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|26 April 2009||Automobilismo, campionato mondiale Formula 1 2009: GP del Bahrain, vince Button||Wikinotizie|
|27 April 2009||Jenson Button wins 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|28 April 2009||Big Weekend for Ferrari in Bahrain, A||Lemmy Gibson|
|13 March 2010||Vettel se alza con la primera pole de la temporada||Wikinoticias|
|17 February 2011||Bahrain Unrest Threatens Formula One Season Opener||VOA Breaking News|
|20 February 2011||Bahrain Grand Prix Decision Expected Tuesday||VOA Breaking News|
|21 February 2011||Bahrain Cancels Formula One Season-Opener||VOA Breaking News|
|21 February 2011||Noticias breves 21 de febrero 2011: Bahréin: Deportes||Wikinoticias|
|22 February 2011||Formel 1: Großer Preis von Bahrain wegen Unruhen abgesagt||Wikinews|
|23 February 2011||Ecclestone Waives Bahrain Formula One Fees||VOA Breaking News|
|24 February 2011||Bahrain Grand Prix cancelled amid political turmoil||Wikinews|
|24 February 2011||El Gran Premi de Bahrain cancel·lat enmig de l'agitació política||Viquinotícies|
|1 March 2011||Formula One Looking At Rescheduling Canceled Bahrain Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|8 March 2011||FIA Sets May 1 Deadline For Bahrain to Reschedule Its Grand Prix||VOA Breaking News|
|31 May 2011||Bahrain Still Wants to Host F1 Race||VOA Breaking News|
|3 June 2011||Bahrain Grand Prix Restored Amid More Protests||VOA Breaking News|
|10 June 2011||Bahrain Grand Prix Now Off||VOA Breaking News|
|The Flying Lap, Episode 66: Chinese de-brief, Bahrain preview|
April 19, 2012
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.
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Download The Flying Lap, Episode 66 at The Internet Archive
|The Flying Lap, Episode 67: Bahrain debrief with Karun Chandhok|
April 25, 2012
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 2012||Demonstrations Planned as Racing Event Heads for Bahrain||Henry Ridgwell, VOA News|
|19 April 2012||In Bahrain, Grand Prix Revs Up Amid Protests||VOA News|
|19 April 2012||Police, Activists Clash in Bahrain Ahead of Formula One Return||VOA Breaking News|
|20 April 2012||Bahrain Protesters Call for ‘Days of Rage’ as Grand Prix Nears||VOA Breaking News|
|20 April 2012||Protests Erupt Ahead of Bahrain’s F1 Race||VOA Breaking News|
|20 April 2012||Protests Intensify in Bahrain Ahead of Grand Prix||VOA News|
|21 April 2012||Bahrain Probes Death at Protest Site||VOA Breaking News|
|21 April 2012||Protests Intensify in Bahrain Ahead of Grand Prix||VOA Breaking News|
|21 April 2012||Vettel Wins Bahrain's Controversial Grand Prix Race||VOA News|
|22 April 2012||Bahrain Tense Ahead of Grand Prix||VOA Breaking News|
|22 April 2012||Vettel Wins Bahrain’s Controverial Grand Prix Race||VOA Breaking News|
|27 April 2012||Sebastian Vettel gewann den Großen Preis von Bahrain||Wikinews|
|17 April 2013||Bahrain Protests Heat Up Ahead of F1 Race||Henry Ridgwell, VOA News|
|22 April 2013||This quote shows the McLaren F1 team do have a soul||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
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|17 April 2013||Anti-Government Protests Heat Up Ahead of Bahrain F1 Race|
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|9 April 2014||Hamilton wins 'incredible' Bahrain race, F1's 900th Grand Prix||Wikinews|
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