2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
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2020 Bahrain Grand Prix

2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
Race TBD of TBD[a] in the 2020 Formula One World Championship
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Race details[2]
Date 22 March 2020
Official name Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020
Location Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.412 km (3.362 mi)
Scheduled distance 57 laps, 308.238 km (191.530 mi)

The 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020) is a Formula One motor race that was originally due to take place on 22 March 2020 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.[2] The race was originally due to be the second round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship and marks the 16th time that the Bahrain Grand Prix has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship.

Responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, event organisers initially announced that no spectators would be permitted to attend the race.[3] On 13 March the race was indefinitely postponed.[4] It was the second time the race has been postponed after the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix which was ultimately cancelled.[5] In its place, an esports virtual Grand Prix was held on 22 March 2020 featuring race drivers, celebrities and esports racers with the race being won by Guanyu Zhou,[6] a professional racing driver himself.

Notes

  1. ^ There were 22 Grands Prix included in the 2020 calendar. However, several Grands Prix have been postponed or cancelled.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Coronavirus fears force the postponement of the F1 Grand Prix in China in April". abc.net.au. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "2020 Bahrain Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Chapman, Simon (8 March 2020). "No spectators for Bahrain Grand Prix". Speedcafe. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix postponed". www.formula1.com. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Bahrain Grand Prix off after anti-government protest". BBC Sport. 21 February 2011. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ Krishnan, Joe (23 March 2020). "F1 eSports Bahrain GP Live: Zhou wins virtual race for Renault". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2020.

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