The Sakhir Grand Prix will be the penultimate race of the 2020 Formula One season and takes place in Bahrain, the week after the Bahrain Grand Prix itself.
Like the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Sakhir Grand Prix takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit. Unlike the Bahrain Grand Prix however, which uses the GP circuit, this race will use the outer circuit. Both share much of the same track however after turn 4, the outer circuit tracks the outside of the complex before rejoining the straight to the south before turning back into the home straight.
The outer circuit is almost 2 kilometres shorter than the main circuit and will be raced over 30 more laps. As a result, the Sakhir Grand Prix is expected to have some of the fastest lap times and highest average speeds ever recorded in an F1 race.
Next Race: TBD
The Sakhir Grand Prix has not been scheduled yet. We'll update this page with more information as we have it.
Last Race: 6th December 2020
- Winner: Sergio Perez
- Team: Racing Point
- Total Time: 1:31:15.114
- Margin: 10.518
Sakhir Grand Prix Betting Tips
Note: The following tips are from the 2020 grand prix. Tips for next year will be added the week of the race.
After an extraordinary race in Bahrain last weekend, the Formula One drivers do battle at the Bahrain International Circuit once again this Sunday. The Sakhir Grand Prix will be the penultimate round of the 2020 Formula One season and although the key prizes are already decided every Grand Prix is a big occasion. The final race will be the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on December 13th and that will bring a remarkable season to a close.
Lewis Hamilton has dominated the series, winning a staggering 11 of the 15 rounds. Since a third place in Russia, the British man has won five Grands Prix in a row, a run which saw him move ahead of Michael Schumacher in the all-time list of race wins. The title is all sewn up, which is handy as sadly Hamilton will miss this race due to Covid, but the battle for the silver medal could go to the wire. Valtteri Bottas sits second on 201 points, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen just 12 points behind in third. Who will come out on top in the second Bahrain race of the season this Sunday?
Max Verstappen Fastest Lap & Race Winner – 9/4
Unfortunately, as said, World Drivers’ Championship winner Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19, with fellow Brit George Russell set to replace him in Bahrain. That leaves the door wide open for Bottas and Verstappen to battle for supremacy at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Bottas has spent the entire season in Hamilton’s shadow, winning just two Grands Prix so far. With the Brit absent, he will want to show that he can use the Mercedes car to its full and claim yet another win for his team. As for Verstappen, he has picked up only one race win (70th Anniversary Grand Prix), but the Red Bull man has finished second on an impressive five occasions this season.
Max will be hoping to finish in front of the Finn and close the gap before the final race of the year in Abu Dhabi next week. Verstappen had the fastest lap time in Bahrain last time out, which was his third fast lap of the season. We fancy the 23-year-old to win Sunday’s Grand Prix and secure the fastest lap time this weekend, a double which is available at the decent price of 9/4.
Alexander Albon Podium Finish – 5/2
London-born Alexander Albon has had another solid season in Formula One. The Red Bull Racing-Honda man keeps on improving, collecting 85 points so far this year. Albon picked up a fourth place in the second Grand Prix of the year in Styria before securing his first podium finish of 2020 in Tuscany back in September. Last weekend, Albon finished in the top three again, taking the bronze medal in Bahrain after finishing third behind Hamilton and Verstappen in a race which will be most remembered for the terrible crash endured by Romain Grosjean.
Albon finished in eighth place on 92 Grand Prix points last season. Ahead of the penultimate round of the 2020 campaign, the 24-year-old is sitting pretty in ninth position with 85 points to his name. With two rounds left and plenty of points still to race for, Albon would love to better his 2019 result. After a solid drive to take third place at the Bahrain International Circuit last week, we fancy the Londoner to claim another rostrum position this Sunday. Albon is currently priced at odds of 5/2 to finish in the top three and that looks a more than fair price to us.