2014 Bahrain Grand Prix to be night race

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Bahrain International Circuit, 2004In the round-up: The Bahrain race organisers confirm next year’s race will be held at night.

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Bahrain F1 circuit ready to turn on the night lights next season (The Guardian)

“Bahrain circuit officials will test a new floodlight system this weekend as part of their plans to turn their 10th anniversary Formula One grand prix into a night race next year.”

Mercedes evaluating Malaysia?s Jaafar (F1)

“Mercedes are conducting a driver evaluation test with Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar at the UK?s Silverstone circuit on Friday. As permitted under testing regulations, Jaafar is running in a 2011-model W02 car using demonstration tyres.”

Teams to blame for 2014 costs – Horner (ESPN)

“We can all stick our heads in the sand and dance around the periphery, but until you address the fundamentals the rest of it is just window dressing.”

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Should F1 drivers be forced to make two pit stops next year? Rob T says the new rules should be given time to bed in before making even more changes.

Aren?t there enough things changing for 2014 already? Surely we should wait and see how good the racing is with turbo engines, increased KERS etc. before introducing another rule to try to fix a problem that may no longer exist!
Rob T

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On this day in F1

There are many drivers who could insist they should have won a grand prix but Mika Salo, who is 46 today, has a stronger claim than most. He handed a near-certain victory in the 1999 German Grand Prix to Ferrari team mate Eddie Irvine, who was in the hunt for the drivers’ championship. Irvine ultimately lost the title to Salo’s fellow Finn Mika Hakkinen.

Salo’s six-race stint as Michael Schumacher’s substitute marked the high point of his career and included two podium finishes. He scored a point for Toyota in their first race in 2002 but after they dropped him at the end of the season he never returned to F1.

Following a successful post-F1 career in GT racing he became part of Finland’s television F1 coverage team.

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62 comments on 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix to be night race

  1. David not Coulthard (@) said on 1st December 2013, 14:09

    Bahrain to be a night race? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_warfare

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