Bahrain F1 in numbers

All the facts and figures you need ahead of race day

Cost of building the Bahrain International Circuit: BD56.7million

Length of the race circuit: 5.412km (the full endurance track is 6.299km)

Turns: 15

Race distance:

Laps: 57

Lap record: 1.30.252 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari (2004)

2004 – Michael Schumacher, Ferrari
2005 – Fernando Alonso, Renault
2006 – Fernando Alonso, Renault
2007 – Felipe Massa, Ferrari
2008 – Felipe Massa, Ferrari
2009 – Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes
2010 – Fernando Alonso, Renault
2011 – Cancelled
2012 – Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull- Renault
2013 – Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull- Renault

Winter testing: Fastest time Felipe Massa, Williams 1m 33.258s

Night race: 495 lighting poles ranging in height from 10-45m housing 4,500 lights fittings have been installed to ensure the BIC’s first night race is as bright as day.

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