The successful holding of the 2021 Grand Prix in Bahrain is a huge achievement, in the context of a pandemic which has affected millions around the world. Thanks to efforts by the Ministry of Health, the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus and the Bahrain International Circuit, the event was able to go ahead safely and successfully, with limited numbers of spectators in the stadium and millions watching on TV around the globe.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes yet again notched up an impressive victory in a hard-fought race, with some commentators describing this as one of the best races of Hamilton’s career. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) came second, missing out on first place by a remarkable 0.7 of a second.
Among the entertainments provided outside the stadium was a low-emission fly past staged by Gulf Air, sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix, featuring the company’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, running on second generation biofuel.
Bahrainis and Formula One fans will be looking forward to 2022, when the race will be powered by sustainable energy sources as part of recently announced efforts for the Bahrain Grand Prix to go green. Next year’s race will hopefully take place in more normal and relaxed circumstances. However, this was an event for the history books as an against-the-odds success and a huge logistical achievement for Bahrain.