The 2015 Bahrain GP in a nutshell
Track: Bahrain International Circuit. Permanent circuit.
Race start time: 4pm UK time Sunday (6pm local).
Track length: 5.412 km.
Tyre allocation: Medium (white) and Soft (yellow).
DRS Zones: Two with separate detection points (Pit Straight and between Turns 10 and 11).
Driver steward: Mika Salo.
Lap record: Pedro de la Rosa - 1:31.447 (McLaren; 2005).
2014 pole: Nico Rosberg - 1:33.185 (Mercedes).
Sky Sports F1 Schedule - Sunday April 19
12:10pm - GP2 Sprint Race - Live!
2:30pm - The 2015 Bahrain GP - Track Parade - Live!
3pm - The 2015 Bahrain GP - Pitlane - Live!
3pm - The 2015 Bahrain GP - Race - Live!
6:30pm - The 2015 Bahrain GP - Paddock Live!
8:30pm - 2015 Bahrain GP - highlights.
9:30pm - Ted's Race Notebook.
The Mercedes drivers were dominant in Bahrain last year as the high-speed nature of the circuit played to the strengths of their powerplant and after a race-long battle it was Lewis Hamilton who picked up his first Sakhir win. Fernando Alonso remains the most successful driver in the history of the grand prix with three victories. Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa are also multiple winners.
2014 result: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 3. Sergio Perez (Force India); 4. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull); 5. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India); 6. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 7. Felipe Massa (Williams); 8. Valtteri Bottas (Williams); 9. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 10. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).
Last five winners in Bahrain: 2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2013: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2012: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2010: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 2009: Jenson Button (Brawn).