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Bahrain confirms night race for F1 2014

BIC: This is by far the biggest development project we have ever undertaken since the circuit was first built...
The Bahrain Grand Prix will be held under floodlights next season to mark the tenth anniversary of F1's first visit to the Sakhir circuit, it has been confirmed.

A floodlight system has recently been installed at the Bahrain International Circuit and will be tested during this weekend's final round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship.

“This is by far the biggest development project we have ever undertaken at the BIC since the circuit was first built,” BIC chief executive Salman bin Isa al-Khalifa said in a statement on Friday, according to Reuters.

“I believe that there can be no better way for us to mark our tenth anniversary in F1 by demonstrating our long term commitment to the sport through this significant investment.”

Currently, Singapore is F1's only night race, as the event in Abu Dhabi is a 'twilight' race – with the sun setting while the grand prix is on. The race in Bahrain on April 6 next year though, will start after the sun has set.

Bahrain is currently pencilled in to hold the third round in the 2014 F1 World Championship. The full provisional calendar for next year can be seen, HERE.

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November 29, 2013 2:45 PM
Last Edited 1057 days ago

You can't polish a turd. Doesn't matter when in the day you host it, it always produces boring races. It might be slightly more interesting next year with mechanical failures and other factors making it seem more interesting but it's a poor circuit.

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