In contrast, the grand prix circuit at Bahrain is 3.352 miles (5.411km) in length and has 15 corners.
A race on the high-speed outer circuit would also comprise 83 laps. The grand prix circuit requires 57 laps.
If Bahrain is given the green light to stage a second race it at least would provide the drivers with a different challenge from one weekend to the other, unlike the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone which are holding back-to-back events but on the same circuit
It has captured the imagination of the online community, a number of whom have posted videos of a lap of the circuit.
Courtesy of Alex Šmit on youtube, here is what can be expected.
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