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Bahrain Revert Back To Old Track For 2011

Bahrain Grand Prix officials have announced they will be reverting back to the old style Sakhir circuit for the 2011 race to be held at the start of next season.

They decided to use the longer and slower ‘endurance’ circuit which added on further corners and cut out a straight from the normal F1 circuit that had been in use for many seasons previously.  The circuit extended in length from 5.412km to 6.299km.

“One of the major tasks we undertook to mark this milestone was implementing changes to our FIA approved track layout, giving the participating teams of the Bahrain Grand Prix a completely new challenge,” said Shaikh Salman Bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Bahrain International Circuit.

“It was an enormous task given the time frame we had to implement it, but one that demonstrated Bahrain’s characteristics as a race promoter prepared to continually make changes designed to heighten the awareness and increase the levels of presentation associated with the sport of Formula 1.”

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One response

  1. I’m pleased that officials have decided to revert back to the old style Sakhir circuit for the 2011 race. I much prefer this longer circuit and personally feel it is more of a test.

    August 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

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