The Ferrari 150° Italia, one of the F1 Clienti single-seaters present in Bahrain, is making its debut on the track 20 km outside the capital Manama. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa drove the 2011 season in this car, whose name celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
Race cancelled. The opening race of the 2011 World Championship was due to be held on the Sakhir circuit, but it was rescheduled as the 17th round and then finally cancelled. For this reason, the Prancing Horse single-seater is only now making its debut on this track.
Improvements. Developed to comply with the 2011 regulations with the return of KERS, it introduced the movable rear wing (DRS – drag reduction system) and prohibited the double diffuser and the F-duct. The Ferrari 150° Italia was driven by a 90 degree V8 engine and, after a problematic start, ended the season with nine podiums and one victory courtesy of Fernando Alonso.