Eric Tipan / Bahrain International Circuit | March 04, 2014 17:14
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, BIC honors the 7-time world champion.
After some serious consultation with Schumacher’s family and the fact that Michael himself was deeply involved in the layout and construction of the Sakhir track, BIC will be dedicating a corner to Michael Schumacher at their 10th anniversary and scheduled Formula One race on April 6.
Schumacher is still in a medically-induced coma despite efforts to revive him.
"With the support of his family, it is a great privilege to be able to honour arguably the greatest racing driver in the history of F1 and someone who the people of Bahrain hold close to their hearts. From his first appearance at the BIC in 2004, he immediately became an inspiration for all those who love motorsport in the Kingdom and it is therefore natural for us to recognise him in this way," said Zayed Al Zayani, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit.
"The team at the BIC continues to offer Michael and his family its best wishes," added Zayani.
"Michael's family would like to thank the Bahrain International Circuit for this gesture, acknowledging Michael's achievements in Formula One and interest in the BIC circuit design. We take it as recognition for his passion for motorsport. I am convinced Michael will love the idea and feel very honoured about having a BIC corner named after him," said Sabine Kehm, speaking on behalf of the Schumacher family.
Schumacher won the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix in 2004 and still holds the BIC’s lap record.