The Bahrain GP is often called the Bore-rain Grand Prix by fans, but the race last year was anything but boring.
The Bahrain International Circuit is a 5.412km long track with 15 corners and 57 laps, giving a total race distance of 308.484km. This will be the 11th Bahrain GP, all of which have taken place on the same circuit, but 2010 used a longer 6.299km layout. Four of the previous ten races have been won from pole position and three from second on the grid. The race has never been won from any lower than the second row of the grid, the 2006 and 2009 Bahrain GPs were both won from fourth position, both by drivers that won the championship that same year.
Ferrari and Fernando Alonso are most successful at Bahrain, Ferrari with four wins and Alonso with three, Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel are both tied behind with two wins. Kimi Raikkonen has finished on the podium a record six times; in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013 but has never won the race.
One more podium for Felipe Massa would put him up to 40, Sebastian Vettel is also just one podium away from 70 and Nico Rosberg one away from 30.
The Silly Stats
A racing camel can run up to 40mph and maintain 25mph for an hour, with a robot jockey the camel can lap the Bahrain International Circuit in 8:07.080.
The 100kg fuel limit in F1 is enough fuel for my car to do around 356 laps of Bahrain.