The Bahrain Grand Prix is the first race of the 2021 Formula 1 season, set in the Sakhir desert in the Middle East. Despite the ‘cooler’ night conditions, track temperatures remain consistently hot, ranging from 26°C to 31°C over the last three years. These temperatures encourage the tyres to operate within their working window, providing good mechanical grip. Although, the high traction demands of this circuit together with the high track temperatures could lead to overheating of the rear tyres.
Follow us for the latest updates and results from the Bahrain International Circuit, as the first practice session for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF21, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.