Everything you need to know about the Bahrain GP

Race venue: Sakhir, Bahrain

Weather forecast: Dark clouds greeted the drivers on Thursday, but the weather is expected to improve on Friday with the return of sunshine. Temperatures are expected to be cooler than last year – 23 degrees Celsius on Friday, which is expected to rise to 25 on Saturday and 26 on Sunday.

Track: Bahrain International Circuit

Laps: 57 Track length: 5.412km Lap record: 1:31.447 (Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, 2005) Fun fact: The circuit is built on what used to be a camel farm 2015 pole: Lewis Hamilton 2015 winner: Lewis Hamilton Tyre allocation:

DRS Zones: There will be two DRS zones. The first zone’s detection point is at the entry to Turn 9, with the zone itself the back straight between Turns 10 and 11. The second zone’s decection point is before the apex of Turn 14. The activation point is on the pit straight, and the DRS zone will end with braking for Turn 1.

Last five winners:

2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2013: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2012: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2010: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

Broadcast schedule on FOX Sports 2

Friday, April 1
Practice 1: 6:55 – 8:30pm
Practice 2: 10:55pm – 12:30am

Saturday, April 2
Practice 3: 7:55pm – 9:00pm
Qualifying: 10:30pm – 12:30am

Sunday, April 3
Main Race: 10:30pm – 1:30am

Related: Five things to look out for at the Bahrain Grand Prix

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