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The Bahrain International Circuit was built in 2004…


The Bahrain International Circuit was built in 2004 for the first Bahrain Grand Prix of Formula One.

The Formula 1 race track of Bahrain is located in the middle of sand dunes and offers an extraordinary motor sport scenery under desert-like conditions.
At the beginning of the 2000s, the motor sports enthusiast Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Honorary President of the Bahrain Motor Sports Association, gave the order to realize his vision of a Formula 1 track in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
We took on this task and designed a multi-layout facility. This race track has the special feature of being able to be divided into several race tracks which can then be operated simultaneously. At the end of 2002 the construction was started to be ready in time for the first Grand Prix in 2004.
The circuit consists of several, fast, long straights, which are connected with middle and slow curve combinations.

Total area

107 ha

Track length

5.4 km

Top speed (F1)

316 km/h

Project status

Completed in 2004

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