2014 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Preview and Picks on April 6!

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has taken quite a liking to the Bahrain International Circuit where he was won a total of 3 grand prix races out of the 9 races that have been held there in its history as Alonso and the Formula One circuit will again be at Bahrain for the running of the Bahrain Grand Prix which will be the 10th anniversary race for this event. The Bahrain Grand Prix will take place on April 6 at the Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir. Sebastian Vettel is the defending champion of this event and has won at Bahrain 2 times in his career as has Felipe Massa. Adding to the excitement is the fact that this race will be held under flood lights in honor of the 10th anniversary race here and it will be only the second Formula One night race after Singapore.

Bahrain International Circuit

The Bahrain International Circuit is 5.412 km in length which translates into 3.363 miles in length with a total of 15 turns and a seating capacity of 70,000. It has been a regular part of the F1 betting schedule since 2004.

Top Drivers

The 32 year old Fernando Alonso has a total of 2 championships, 32 wins, and 95 podiums for his Formula One career as he last won at Bahrain in 2010. He has not done as well recently at Bahrain with an 8th place finish last year and a 7th place finish there in 2012. He was a back to back winner at Bahrain in 2005 and 2006. He has an average start at Bahrain of 6.3 with an average finish of 5.2.

The 26 year old Sebastian Vettel has 4 championships, 39 wins, and 62 podiums in his young Formula One career. He has won the last 2 races at Bahrain. He finished 4th at Bahrain in 2010 and 2nd in 2009. Vettel has an average start at Bahrain of 5.2 and average finish of 6.0.

Kimi Raikkonen has career starts at Bahrain with an average start of 10.8 and average finish of 5.1 with 6 top 5 finishes as he looks for his elusive first win.

The Pick

We’ll ride with Alonso here!