The Bahrain GP, the 900th Formula One World Championship event and the 10th Bahrain GP.Four of the nine races in Bahrain so far have been won from pole position, with five different winners in total. Fernando Alonso is the most successful driver in Bahrain, winning three times, Ferrari the most successful constructor with four. The lap record was set at the first race in 2004, a time of 1:30.252 by Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari.
So far in 2014 Mercedes have won every pole, fastest lap and race. Mercedes have yet to win in Bahrain, but in 2009 as Brawn GP they won the race. Pastor Maldonado is still yet to finish a race in 2014 and Sauber and Lotus have still not scored any points.
The Bahrain International Circuit is a 5.412km long track with 15 corners, 57 laps and a race distance of 308.484km. Four races have been won from pole and two from second on the grid. The race has never been won from behind the second row of the grid, one win from third on the grid and two wins from fourth.
The Silly Stats
Bahrain is in total 765.3 km², making it big enough to fit a total of 88,955,562 McLaren MP4-12C cars, though they wouldn’t be able to move an inch.