After the shortest winter break Formula 2’s ever seen, the drivers are finally back this weekend, ready to kick the season off in style at Sakhir!
This isn’t the first time that Bahrain’s featured on the calendar – in fact, it’s been a regular feature since 2017 and made its Formula 2 debut back in 2005.
To get you up to speed, here’s the 2022 edition of Bahrain In Numbers, your statistical preview for the upcoming Formula 2 weekend!
23 – The number of different winners of GP2/F2 rounds hosted at the Bahrain International Circuit.
3 – The most wins by any driver at the circuit, shared by both Davide Valsecchi (all 2012) and Stoffel Vandoorne (2014-2015)
48.3% – the percentage of wins that have come from pole position – the most recent being Guanyu Zhou in last year’s feature race
8 – The lowest grid position for a race winner, shared between Nico Rosberg (2005) and Davide Valsecchi (2012)
3.34 – The average grid position for a race winner at Bahrain
5.412km – The length of one lap of the Bahrain International Circuit
55 – The total number of laps across all 3 races for 2021 – 23 in the Saturday Sprint Race, and 32 in Sunday’s Feature Race
297.66km – The distance the drivers will have raced after Sunday’s Feature Race
9 – The number of Bahrain winners who’ve since graduated to Formula 1 (Nico Rosberg, Stoffel Vandoorne, Jolyon Palmer, Rio Haryanto, Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Nicholas Latifi, Yuki Tsunoda & Guanyu Zhou)
102.848s – How long it took Guanyu Zhou to complete his pole lap last year
39 – The maximum number of points available at this year’s Bahrain Formula 2 round
12 – The number of drivers making their full time Formula 2 debut this weekend: Dennis Hauger, Jack Doohan, Logan Sargeant, Frederik Vesti, Clément Novalak, Olli Caldwell, Ayumu Iwasa, Calan Williams, Enzo Fittipaldi, Cem Bölükbasi, Jake Hughes & Amaury Cordeel – making up 55% of the 2022 grid
Who do you think will take the win at Bahrain this weekend? And who do you think could throw a bit of a surprise at Sakhir?