Manama, Mar. 28 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today visited the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), to meet the teams and spectators before the start of the 2021 season opening Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
During the visit, His Royal Highness praised Team Bahrain’s effort in ensuring this year’s international race provides a thrilling spectacle whilst adhering to all important health and precautionary measures, given the unique challenges presented by coronavirus (COVID-19).
His Royal Highness noted the Kingdom’s success as a global destination for hosting major international sporting events, with experience in organising and hosting Formula 1 races since 2004, strengthening Bahrain International Circuit’s place within the F1 calendar.
His Royal Highness added that success in hosting the Formula 1 races is motivation towards further achievements and supporting the Kingdom’s comprehensive development, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
His Royal Highness concluded by expressing his gratitude to the dedicated staff, including organisers, medical staff and military and security support personnel from across various government agencies, who have once again ensured Bahrain continues to be the home of motorsport in the Middle East.