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HRH Prince Salman hails BIC role in F1 milestone

TDT | Manama                                                          

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, highlighted the significance of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosting the Gulf Air Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on the 20th anniversary of the region’s inaugural Formula 1 race.

This milestone marks a pivotal moment that established Bahrain as the “Home of Motorsport in the Middle East.” HRH Prince Salman was speaking as he toured the BIC yesterday during the commencement of this year’s edition of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024.

He toured the teams’ pitlane and track and met with senior F1 officials, the team managers and drivers, as well as organisers. HRH was also briefed on the preparations for the final race. His Royal Highness highlighted the Kingdom’s capabilities and the efforts of the Bahraini workforce, who are the foundation to achieving success in various sporting events, particularly in Formula 1, and to achieving the Kingdom’s comprehensive development goals, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

HRH Prince Salman emphasised that the Kingdom’s position in hosting and organising international championships and events is a testament to the dedicated efforts of the Bahraini workforce and their contributions across various fields. HRH Prince Salman commended the commitment of the Bahraini workforce to ensure the success of this year’s edition.

His Royal Highness expressed his best wishes for the success of the BIC in hosting the opening round of this season’s Formula 1 World Championship through the F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024 and wished for all participating teams’ success in the race. He expressed his thanks and appreciation to everyone for their tireless efforts in organising and hosting this year’s Grand Prix.