Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) welcomed yesterday the first Formula 1 drivers to arrive in the Kingdom ahead of this weekend’s F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020.
Among those who were scheduled to have reached Bahrain are the McLaren pair of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, Williams drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, and Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi. A number of drivers from the supporting Formula 2 Championship have also already arrived, along with race officials.
They are being received at Bahrain International Airport by BIC’s Meet and Greet Team, and are being assisted with their arrival formalities at the specially constructed BIC Reception Tent.
More F1 and F2 drivers are scheduled to make it to Bahrain in the coming days as the countdown continues to the region’s biggest global sporting showcase, which takes Sakhir by storm between Friday and Sunday.
The F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 marks the 15th of 17 rounds in this year’s F1 World Championship. It is the front-end of Bahrain’s F1 double-header.
The Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix takes place the very next weekend from December 4 to 6 at BIC with a completely different track layout, offering the sport’s competitors an all-new challenge and fans an additional spectacle.
Both races are being held at night under the brilliance of BIC’s state-of-the-art floodlights.