The Bahrain International Circuit is the host of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship which takes place on the 13-14-15 November 2014. It is the hottest track of the season and offers a real challenge for the teams. The sand and cooling track temperature will have an effect on changing grip levels. The race weekend could also be the title decider with Toyota and Audi battling it out for both driver's and constructor's titles.
Tower, Oasis Complex, pit building, main straight and Main Grandstand - Photo / DPPI for FIAWEC.COM
Being a twilight race, the circuit and the cars look magnificent under the floodlights. The facilities are top notch, the climate very kind and the ticket prices very low for such an impressive racing series. As per every other WEC rounds, the weekend will feature an Open Paddock, giving spectators a rare opportunity to see cars and teams from up close. Support for the event will be provided by the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East and the India-based MRF Challenge Formula 2000 (Dallara-Renault two-litre Formula car).
The sunny weather, nice temperature (22-29° C) and low humidity (about 50%) make Bahrain the perfect getaway destination for an autumn break, which can be coupled with the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held a week later.
The Autódromo José Carlos Pace, formerly known as Autódromo de Interlagos, is usually the scene of an unpredictable Formula 1 weekend. The changeable weather conditions have helped to shape the history of this event, along with the local enthusiasm for the sport. The South American passion and character only add up to the flavour of this F1 round.
Of all the circuits visited during the year, this is the venue where spectators get to see the cars most often as the race is a massive 71 laps long. Its layout and elevation changes also mean that it is possible to see a significant part, if not most, of the circuit from the various vantage points.
Pit exit and Grandstand D - Image: Ferrari S.p.A
São Paulo, is Brazil's largest city and business centre. It might not be as pretty or charming as Rio de Janeiro but it is rather unashamedly cosmopolitan, partly thanks to its culture scene, excellent restaurants, hip cafes, vibrant nightlife and shopping experiences. It is also the perfect getaway for an extended holiday in this amazing country.
This year's edition of the Brazilian Grand Prix takes place on the 7-8-9 November. If you're planning to stay around, the FIA WEC finale will run from the 28th to the 30th November at this very same racetrack.