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Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrain International Circuit is an ultramodern motorsport facility that is located in the heart of the Sakhir desert. 

BIC features five FIA certified track layouts, more than anywhere else in the world . This allows the circuit to host a range of motor racing events. The 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix Track regularly hosts international races, including the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA World Endurance Championship Six Hours of Bahrain, races in the GP2 Series and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

In 2014, the circuit celebrated its landmark 10th anniversary by introducing a state-of-the-art floodlight system. This led to the Bahrain Grand Prix being held as a night race for the first time, ushering in a new era for the circuit.

Quick Facts

A short breakdown of our facility

  • 495 light poles erected along the track
  • Each pole 10 to 45 meters in height
  • 5,000 luminaries
  • 2.55km Inner Track with a width varying between 14m – 15M (eight turns)
  • 3.664km Outer Track with a width varying between 14m – 17m (10 turns)
  • 5.412km Grand Prix Track with a width varying between 14m – 22m width
  • 6.4km Full Circuit with a width varying between 14m – 22m
  • 3.7km Paddock Circuit (nine turns) 14 – 22m width
  • 1.2km Drag Strip with a width of 18.5m (member of the prestigious National Hot Rod Association Worldwide Network)


Bahrain is always a track I enjoy and I think racing at night has made the event more exciting. I still smile when I remember our podium finish in 2014 - it’s one of my best memories in Formula One.

Sergio Perez - Force India

“I have good memories from my three victories there and racing in twilight is always a fun experience.

Fernando Alonso - McLaren