F1: 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix set for spectacular start at BIC
BIC, Sakhir – The wait is over. The biggest and most highly anticipated event of the year is here.
The Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix kicks into action on Friday(Editor’s note: April 6) at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, and race fans are set to be treated to the ultimate experience in motorsport and entertainment.
BIC will be opening its gates at 11am on Friday morning to begin welcoming fans.
Two hour-and-a-half Formula 1 practice sessions will be the highlight of the day’s on-track action in the second round of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The first practice is to be held from 2pm onwards. The second practice will take place under BIC’s state-of-the-art floodlights and they will begin at 6pm.
There will also be practices and qualifying for the weekend’s two supporting series: the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. Formula 2 is holding its season-opening round as part of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, while the Porsche GT3 Cup will be staging its championship finale.
Meanwhile, BIC and Formula 1 enjoyed a successful global launch of the Pirelli Hot Laps on Thursday. An exclusive group of participants were on hand to enjoy the all-new activity, which is a part of the very popular F1 Experiences that aims to bring race fans closer to Formula 1 action as ever.
Also taking place as a part of F1 Experiences were a Formula 1 Pit Lane Walk and Truck Tour.
Hundreds turned out for the pit walk, where they were able to check out the Formula 1 teams’ garages, the Formula 1 pit lane and possibly spot some star drivers hard at work with their teams.
There will be more to look forward to all weekend long at BIC. Don’t miss out on a truly wonderful experience from Friday to Sunday at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.
Fans to win valuable prizes in ’10 Every 10’ raffle during Grand Prix
Lucky fans seated at the Main Grandstand will be able to win spectacular prizes on Race Day at the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
BIC’s ‘10 Every 10’ raffle will see 10 fantastic prizes given out every 10 minutes during the 57-lap night race on April 8.
Fans must be seated in their allotted Main Grandstand seats to be able to win prizes. Winners will be announced by BIC staff, so fans are advised to hurry and get to their seats well before the 6.10pm start time of this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
The list of prizes includes all brand new, high-end electronic devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple Airports, Samsung smartphones, and many more. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity and make sure you are seated for the duration of the raffle.
Those hopeful of coming away with one of the valuable prizes up for grabs are advised to purchase their Main Grandstand tickets as soon as possible. Main Grandstand tickets cost BD150 apiece, with discounts for children and students.
Carlos Santana set to light up the stage with debut Bahrain gig
The concert everybody’s been talking about takes place Friday evening at the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Legendary musician Carlos Santana will be taking to the stage for the first of three live performances this weekend by major international artists.
The show will be held right after the completion of all of the evening’s racing events. It is set to be a fantastic occasion as Santana brings his Divination Tour for his debut gig in Bahrain.
Santana is a 10-time Grammy Award winner. He is an icon in world music and his ground-breaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.
All those with tickets to the Grand Prix will be able to attend the concert.
Tickets still available at BIC Sales Tent next to Sakhir Petrol Station
Fans looking to buy their tickets at the last minute may do so at the BIC Sales Tent located right next to the Sakhir Petrol Station on the way to the circuit.
Ticket prices: Main Grandstand seats cost BD150 each for the three days, while Batelco Grandstand tickets are BD120 and Turn One tickets BD100. University and Victory Grandstand tickets cost BD60.
Fans will also be able to purchase a single Friday ticket for the Batelco Grandstand at BD60, or they can buy a two-day ticket for Saturday and Sunday, also for the Batelco Grandstand for BD100.
For further information on the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at BIC, visit bahraingp.com or call the BIC Hotline on +973-17-450000.
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