The two Bahrain Grand Prix races will have different tracks

The plan is to have separate race experiences in the Kingdom

The two Bahrain Grand Prix races will have different tracks

The current plan for the Bahrain Grand Prix is to host two races in the Kingdom.

If that goes ahead, F1 motorsports boss Ross Brawn says two different track layouts will be used to make sure the two races pose different challenges for the drivers.

He told the formula1.com website: “One of the nice attractions of Bahrain is it has many configurations, so we could go to Bahrain and race on two different tracks there.

“There’s a nice sort of almost oval track that would be quite exciting, and all the layouts have a Grade 1 licence with the FIA, so that is an option in the pocket.

“Using two configurations involves quite a lot of work for the riggers – for example the timing needs setting up for two tracks so you need plenty of notice. That’s something we have to take into account."

After Bahrain, the Formula 1 season will finish in Abu Dhabi.

“Things are moving fast, but we still have time,” Brawn said. “We have lots of different options and we’re very confident we’re going to have a great second half of the season, but there is no point making the statement yet as there are still some moving parts we need to put together.

“There is a contingency to have an extended European season with another one or two races if needed. I think Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will be the backstop of the season from what we can see at the moment. That gives us 10. We’ll find at least five or six good races in the middle.

“We recognise that venues where they have to build a track, such as Baku or Singapore, need more notice than permanent tracks. Every aspect has been considered, and I think we can have a very good second half of the season. There will be some races which don’t happen, might be some races we put in, but there’s lots going on.”

Final plans for the how the season will play out will be announced before the first race back in Austria in July.

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