Preparations are well underway as the Kingdom of Bahrain is set to host the second Formula 1 race on the calendar for the 2016 season next weekend at Bahrain International Circuit. The third night race hosted by BIC promises to be action-packed and adrenaline-filled as 11 teams will battle it out on the desert track.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support we received over the past years. The success of the Grand Prix is not a singular attempt by the Bahrain International Circuit, but a combined effort which sees the entire Kingdom unify and work together to create one of the most spectacular events in the region,” said Bahrain International Circuit Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa.
He was discussing the efforts exerted by the Circuit and other entities to organize a stellar Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix during Capital Club’s @the Majlis series.
“When the Kingdom won the first F1 contract, no one knew what to expect. Year after year, we have managed to be more successful and grow tremendously as an organization, which was only possible thanks to the team effort and ambition witnessed over the years,” he added.
“After years of hard work and support from the community and driven by our three key values: pride, passion and performance, we were blessed to be renowned as ‘the friendliest race’ on the Formula One Calendar. We are fully prepared to welcome our guests from across the world to enjoy the second race of the 2016 season,” said Shaikh Salman.
Further commenting on the event, “We are very thankful that Shaikh Salman, CEO of the BIC, took time from his busy schedule and accepted our invitation to speak to our members at our monthly @the Majlis series, especially with the Bahrain Grand Prix right around the corner,” commented Dina Haikel, General Manager of Capital Club Bahrain.
The ‘@the Majlis’ event is held on a monthly basis and it features a number of key executives from both the government and private sectors.