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Second Bahrain race to be held on sub-one-minute layout

Formula 1 will hold the second of its two Bahrain Grand Prix races around a shortened, fast layout that will take cars less than 55 seconds to lap in qualifying, the sport and venue confirmed in a statement on Friday. At 3.543 km, the 11-corner layout which makes up the ‘outer circuit' of Bahrain´s Sakhir desert track, will be the second-shortest in Formula One behind Monaco, which will not be raced this year. Simulations showed cars will be able to lap the layout in less than a minute during the race, which will feature the highest number of laps at 87. Branded the Sakhir Grand Prix, the second race in the Gulf island kingdom will take place on Dec. 6, a week after the country's...
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