Formula One: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix to be held in twilight
YEONGAM, South Korea (REUTERS) - Next year's Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will enter the twilight zone with the race set to start in the evening sunshine and end under floodlights after nightfall, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh revealed on Thursday.
Whitmarsh, whose British-based team are half-owned by Bahrain's Mumtalakat sovereign wealth fund, said he had seen plans for the April 6 race which has until now been held in the afternoon heat.
"I think they are going to call it a twilight race," he told Reuters at the Korean Grand Prix. "I've seen pictures of all the floodlights on it, so for their 10th anniversary they've got floodlights."
The other Middle Eastern race in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina circuit also goes from daylight to darkness while Singapore is currently the only full night round of the championship.