This page offers all the key details you’ll need for placing an informed bet on the Bahrain Grand Prix, incorporating comprehensive Formula 1 statistics and trends. Gain insights from Betfinder’s resident F1 expert, who provides exclusive perspectives and betting strategies to enhance your wagers on the Bahrain GP.

Bahrain Grand Prix Betting Tips

First Ever Winner

Michael Schumacher won the first-ever Bahrain GP at the purpose-built Bahrain International Circuit in 2004 and in honour of his incredible achievements in Formula 1, the first corner at this track is named after him. This triumph was a testament to Schumacher’s prowess on the track, further cementing his status as one of the sport’s greatest competitors.

Bahrain Grand Prix Track Info

The Bahrain Grand Prix is the traditional curtain raiser to the new Formula 1 season. In 2024 the season gets underway at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday, March 2.

🏁 Next race: March 2, 2024 🏁

  • Name: Bahrain International Circuit
  • Twitter: @BAH_Int_Circuit
  • Number of times held: 19
  • First race: 2004
  • Circuit length: 3.363Β miles (5.412Β km)
  • Total distance: 191.6 miles (308 km)
  • Number of laps: 57
  • Number of turns per lap: 15

Bahrain Grand Prix Track Facts

Pole / Win Ratio 65%
Track Type Mostly flat. No elevation change.
Downforce Medium
Safety Car Ratio 10/18 (56%) and 6 out of last 8 (75%)
Ave Finishers 75%
Tyre Strategy Usually 2 stop
Tyre Degradation High
Best cars Mercedes & Ferrari do best here
Overperforming Teams Haas, McLaren
Fastest Lap 2005, Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren-Mercedes)
Time 1:31.447 on lap 43 (Long standing lap record)
Betting Stat Favs do well (76% win)

Bahrain GP Betting Odds – Race Winner

Here are the BetUK’s odds for Bahrain Grand Prix 2024 correct at the time of last update.*

  • 3/5 Max Verstappen (BetUK)
  • 9/1 Charles Leclerc
  • 20/1 George Russell
  • 25/1 Carlos Sainz
  • 20/1 Sergio Perez
  • 40/1 Lewis Hamilton

When is the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix?

The five sessions of the Bahrain Grand Prix are due to take place:

  • Friday 29th February – Practice 1 & 2
  • Saturday 1st March – Practice 3 & Qualifying
  • Sunday 2nd March – The Race

Tips for Betting on the Bahrain GP

When betting on the Bahrain Grand Prix, consider these three strategies to potentially increase your chances of success:

Study the Track History and Driver Performance

Look at past races at the Bahrain International Circuit to identify drivers who consistently perform well on this track. Some drivers have a knack for certain circuits due to their driving style or their team’s setup, which can give them an edge. Max Verstappen has been a dominant force, and secured a strong start to the season with victory last year, demonstrating his prowess on the track. Lewis Hamilton has won this race the most times with five, while Fernando Alonso has three Bahrain wins to his name.

Consider Qualifying Positions

Qualifying performance is crucial in Formula 1, as overtaking can be challenging on certain tracks, including Bahrain. Drivers starting from the front have a higher chance of finishing in top positions, so betting on podium finishes based on qualifying results can be a strategic move.

Weather Conditions and Tire Strategy

The Bahrain GP often takes place in variable conditions that can affect tire wear and race strategy. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and team strategies during practice sessions and qualifying. Teams that manage their tire strategy well in the race conditions tend to have better outcomes.

Previous Bahrain GP Winners

  • 2024 πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  • 2023 πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  • 2022 πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨ Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  • 2021 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2020 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2019 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2018 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
  • 2017 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
  • 2016 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  • 2015 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2014 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2013 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
  • 2012 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)

Most Bahrain GP Wins

  • Lewis Hamilton – 5 (2014,Β 2015,Β 2019,Β 2020,Β 2021)
  • Sebastian Vettel – 4
  • Fernando Alonso – 3
  • Felipe Massa – 2

Best Constructors at the Bahrain GP

The Bahrain Grand Prix has seen several Formula 1 constructors excel over the years, with Ferrari and Mercedes emerging as the most successful teams at this circuit. Ferrari has claimed multiple victories, with notable wins by Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, and more recently, Charles Leclerc. Mercedes has also shown strong performance in Bahrain, with Lewis Hamilton securing several wins, contributing to the team’s success.

FerrariΒ and Mercedes are the most successful constructors in the Bahrain GP, having won six races each from 2004 to 2021.

Last Year’s Race – 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix Video Highlights

Here are video highlights from last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The video is 10 minutes long.