General Travel News

Formula One in Bahrain kicks off

The Bahrain Grand Prix, the first round of the 60th anniversary year of the Formula One World Championship, kicked off at the Sakhir circuit on Sunday. While seven-time champion Michael Schumacher was the main attraction given that he came back after three years, there was also a lot of hype regarding team tactics in the first race of the new no-refueling era. This has been the first time that Formula One racers have competed with full fuel tanks since 1993.


Meanwhile, German Sebastian Vettel, 22, in his Red Bull, had the pole position, but it remained unclear who would win the second longest circuit of the season. "Tyres are going to be the main issue," said Mercedes team Chief Ross Brawn, shortly before the race. "We just have to see how they wear in this race and manage the situation as well as we can."


Top teams had to run on soft tyres used in the qualifying rounds, meaning that they would have had to pit earlier than rivals for harder tyres. This is the first time since 1995 that Formula One began with a 24-car field, 22 of them on the grid and two in the pit lane.
 

More General Travel News
View Dubai’s Iconic Landmarks in a Helicopter
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
Latest Travel News
Big jump in international passengers for...
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Featured Sights To See
Southern Attols

Southern Attols

Maldives, Maldives

This region presently is almost totally untouched and a wonderful place to visit for its peace and quiet. Major development is set to take place here over the next decade to cover all five southern atolls that are currently off-limits to non-permit-holders. Safari boats are regularly exploring dive sites as far south as the Huvadhoo Kandoo (famously known as One-and-a-Half-Degree channel), and sur...

Romanian Athenaeum

Romanian Athenaeum

Bucharest, Romania

To see Romanian architecture at its best, visit the Athenaeum concert hall one evening. The domed white building is ornate in its style and glamour and is host to various events and mega concerts in Bucharest. It was inaugurated in 1988 and today houses around 800 people at a time. In the park outside there is also a statue of a Romanian poet to depict the history that is attached to the building....

The Children Arts Museum

The Children Arts Museum

Oslo, Norway

The Children Arts Museum is an excellent destination if you have kids in tow. The museum features children’s art from over 150 countries throughout the world. The museum seeks to promote children’s art worldwide. While you probably won’t be blown away by anything within the museum, your kids might be and will gain exposure to numerous cultures and styles of art. Address: Lille Froens vei 4, 0...

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Chicago, United States

The Adler Planetarium was built in 1930 by philanthropist Max Adler and is part of Chicago's Museum Campus.  It was the first modern planetarium in the western hemisphere.  Though it has since become a little dated, there is still a lot to see here. The StarRider Theater takes visitors on a ride through our universe.  The Atwood Sphere dates from 1913 and displays the night sky...