|1. Located on the western shore of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands.
2. Round 10 of the 2015 GP2 Series takes place in Bahrain, back where the season began with good results for the Racing Engineering boys.
3. Round 10 of the 2015 GP2 Championship takes place together with the World Endurance Championship and is therefore the only weekend not part of a Formula 1 event.
4. In an average year Bahrain sees only 70 mm of rain, spread over 10 days.
5. Because of the low-lying land surrounding the venue, it provides little shelter and wind is often a factor. It tends to blow either up or down the main pit straight, causing occasional difficulties in the braking zone for Turn 1.
6. The Bahrain International Circuit has 15 corners, of which three are hairpins.
7. Most of the track's noteworthy corners are in sector two. Turns 5, 6 and 7 form an interesting high-speed section, and Turn 11 has been the scene of several overtaking maneuvers over the years.
8. This circuit has a lot of wide open spaces for the cars if drivers make a mistake. There are a total of 140,000 square meters of run-off, most of which is benign, featureless tarmac.
9. Bahrain was a British protectorate until 1971, after which it gained its independence.10. There are four straights of reasonable length, and three provide some degree of overtaking opportunities. The longest is the pit straight, which comes in at just over one kilometer in length.