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Track Guide: Bahrain International Circuit

This year's Bahrain Grand Prix has been promoted as being a 'celebration' for the kingdom as this marks the tenth anniversary of the inaugural race. The sandy desert of Sakhir first became part of the Formula One travelling circus at the same time as Shanghai in 2004, becoming the first circuit in the Middle East to hold a Formula One Grand Prix, as well as being given the award for the “Best Organised Grand Prix” that year by the FIA. The track has run in two different configurations, as 2010 saw the “Endurance Circuit” being used, which extended the overall lap distance to 6.299km. 2011 saw the race cancelled in light of the protests about the Grand Prix going ahead by the...
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