2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Preview

With Constructor and Driver titles sealed, Formula One begins its run-in with 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. (LAT Images)

With driver and constructor titles now sealed, Formula One enters the home stretch of this season with Bahrain Grand Prix kicking off the final triple-header of 2020. 

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton already have the Constructor and Driver titles sealed but several battles continue to rage on in both championships, as drivers and teams look to finish this season on a high whilst others look to prove their credentials for available seats in 2021.

This event also marks the first time that the Bahrain GP has been held outside of spring, providing teams with a new unique challenge out in the desert in late November weather as the season hurdles towards its close.

Now, here is a guide to everything that you need to know ahead of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.


Track Guide

Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit

Laps: 57

Race Distance: 308.405km

Tyre Compounds: C2, C3 & C4



Date Session Time (BST)
Friday 27 November FP1 11:00am
Friday  27 November FP2 3:00pm
Saturday 28 November FP3 11:00am
Saturday 28 November Qualifying 2:00pm
Sunday 29 November Race 2:10pm


Three Key Points

  • With Bahrain International Circuit being a power sensitive track, expect Mercedes to dominate the weekend whilst this will be a huge test of how much progress have been made by Honda, Ferrari and Renault in terms of power gains across the season.
  • This marks the first time that Bahrain Grand Prix is being held in November so expect teams to focus on understanding tyre temperatures throughout Practice given the contrast in conditions compared to when they normally race here in Spring.
  • Racing Point haven’t had the best of fortunes in Bahrain since Sergio Perez’s podium in 2014 but with the race coming later in season compared to previous and with a fully developed car, they could well be outside contenders for the podium.


If missed any of the 14 previous rounds of the 2020 season, please click on the links below to catch up on the missed action.

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