Formula 1 remains the most hotly anticipated event of the year in the Kingdom of Bahrain and this year proved no exception.
The Bahrain Grand Prix – which first took place on 4th April 2004 – continues to bring in spectators from around the world, as well local residents taking advantage of the easy access that the Sakhir circuit offers.
This year’s event took place from March 28-31, running for four consecutive days for the first time and was Bahrain’s most successful and lucrative to date.
Lewis Hamilton, the reigning Formula 1 World Champion, was the eventual winner of this year’s race despite Charles Leclerc taking pole position during an eventful qualifying day. Should Hamilton retain his world title with Mercedes and a sixth world title overall, he’ll be the second most successful world champion of all time, only superseded by Michael Schumacher (seven world titles).
Economically, the event continues to provide a huge surge as a surge in tourism and logistics bring income. Add that to the selling of tickets, merchandise, transportation and more, and its understandable to see why the decision to extend Bahrain’s signature event was extended for a further day.
2020 promises to deliver a greater level of expertise and infrastructure as the new Passenger Terminal Building at Bahrain’s airport. As well as being able o cope with greater numbers of travellers, thanks to state-of-the-art technology, the airport promises to provide unrivalled efficiency to all.
Whilst this year saw 33,000 in attendance of the main F1 race, 2020 looks set to deliver the event better than ever.