The Bahrain Formula One race that starts on 14th of this month flags off the 2010 International Automobile Federation (FIA) F1 World Championship and brings in the landmark 60th Anniversary celebrations of the motor racing sport.
People in Bahrain have already started spotting their favourite Formula 1 drivers as they arrived at the Bahrain racing circuit. Some F1 drivers were even seen relaxing with their team members. They also visited their team garages to get a close and final look at their car’s assembly, while many others set out by road car or bicycle to learn the new track layout ahead of the weekend Grand Prix.
Also seen on the racing circuit were Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber of Red Bull, Sebastien Buemi of Toro Rosso, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP, Pedro de la Rosa of Sauber, Heikki Kovalainen of Lotus, Adrian Sutil of Force India, Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi of Virgin, Nico Hulkenberg of Williams, Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov of Renault, and Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok of Hispania Racing Team.
And last but not the least, seven time champion Michael Schumacher of Mercedes GP and Jenson Button of McLaren also showed up.
There were other high-profile visitors who also landed at the Bahrain International Circuit. President of the General Organisation for Youth and Sports, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa showed two thumbs-up for the excellent preparation done ahead of the Grand Prix event.
Today BIC will open its gates to the lucky all three-day ticket holders who can take an exclusive walk down the F1 pit lane.