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Bahrain Ready to Support F1 Sprint with an Outer Circuit

  • Publish date: Thursday، 06 January 2022
Bahrain Ready to Support F1 Sprint with an Outer Circuit
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There is support for a sprint on the outer circuit in Bahrain for a sprint event next season from track officials

The Outer circuit was used when an extra race in Bahrain was added in to fill out the 2020 calendar which had been decimated by the pandemic.

Salman Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, executive director of the Bahrain International Circuit, said formal discussions had yet to take place but that the idea was feasible.

“In theory, we can do it and we will support whatever F1 wants us to do,” he said.

“It’s like in 2020 when they asked us to organise two races – we had the Outer track and we did it.

“So yes, we would support it. But with these things, and with the teams, there will always be questions about how to race on one track and then another. So I will wait and see how they discuss it first.”

Bahrain, as in 2021, hosts the opening race weekend of 2022, from March 18-20, and Motorsport.com report that practice, the traditional one-hour qualifying and the grand prix would be held on the main circuit and potentially the sprint on the Outer track.