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Bahrain Grand Prix 2016: 5 Things to Know About Sakhir Track

The Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir will host its 12th Formula One race on April 3 when the lights go out for the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix. The tiny Gulf state became a part of the F1 calender back in 2004. Michael Schumacher was the first man to ever stand on the top step of the podium in Bahrain, and since then, all the greats of the modern era have tasted the victory waard. That is, the local rosewater drink supplied to the top three; Bahrain does not permit the drinking of alcohol in public, so the traditional champagne is given a weekend off. Not everyone loves the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit, but it has produced at least some good racing—2014's Bahrain Grand Prix being the standout example. Here are five sets of facts ...

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