Bahrain tests lighting for F1 night race to celebrate 10th anniversary 29 November, 2013 Bahrain circuit tests night race equipment Bahrain circuit officials will test a new floodlight system this weekend as part of their plans to turn their 10th anniversary Formula 1 Grand Prix into a night race next year. Bahrain International Circuit chief executive Salman bin Isa al-Khalifa said in a statement on Friday that a round of the World Endurance Championship at the circuit on Saturday and Sunday would test the first phase of the project. “This is by far the biggest development project we have ever undertaken at the BIC since the circuit was first built,” he said. “I believe that there can be no better way for us to mark our 10th anniversary in F1 by demonstrating our long term commitment to the sport through this significant investment,” said al-Khalifa. The track floodlighting for the F1 race will involve 495 lighting poles, ranging in height from 10-45 metres, and be suitable for high definition TV broadcasting. Singapore currently hosts Formula 1’s only full night race, with Abu Dhabi’s a day-to-night event with the sun setting during the race. A spokesman said that Bahrain’s race would start after sunset. Bahrain’s race is scheduled for April 6,with pre-season testing scheduled for February which may also run under lights. (Reuters) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsBahrain to host pre-season tests and twilight race in 2014Bahrain Practice 3: Alonso hottest in the scorching heatHRT: We passed another stern test in BahrainTodt plays down F1 protester death in BahrainBahrain protestors target grand prix cancellationFormula 1 to scrap Bahrain pre-season testFootage of Grosjean losing his cool in Lotus garageRenault’s Rob White gives a frank assessment of the three F1 pre-season testsBahrain Testing: The good, the bad and the ugly ahead of the Australian GPDomenicali: Mercedes and Williams are out in front, after them it could be us matthew very cool. McLarenfan That will make a big difference, it could well be more fun. we should just bolt some halogen headlights to the front wing then send them out, then again you may hear Red Bull “Seb you have no Kers turn off your lights and no drinking”!!!