Twilight Racing at Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain led Formula One’s expansion into the Middle East back in 2004 and, despite the ongoing political strife in the country, will this year hold its 11th Grand Prix. Starting last season, the Bahrain Grand Prix became a twilight race, providing some much-needed relief from the heat for all involved but this tends to bring up new issues. Twilight races, which start in low light and end in the dark, tend to see track and air temperatures fall as the race proceeds, which is the opposite to most day events. Teams will need to account for this with respect to car setup, especially when it comes to tires as significant temperature drops can affect grip levels.