Batelco to host F1 FanZone event
Manama, January 23, 2011
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecom company, announced that they will be hosting a week long Formula One event “F1 FanZone” free of charge in the kingdom, from March 7 to 13.
The week long international style festival, which is a first for Bahrain, is being held at the Amwaj Islands Marina and promises a great day out for all the family. The event will feature an assortment of activities and events that celebrate motorsport.
During the week visitors will have the opportunity to try out formula one race car simulators, take part in the Pit Stop Challenge or have their photo taken on the Winners Podium. A special feature, designed especially for young children, is the F1 Kids Zone which includes activities such as a kids driving school. Additionally, competitions will be held every hour giving visitors the chance to win a selection of fantastic prizes.
Throughout the week, a variety of live bands and performers will be entertaining the crowds and as a special added bonus, official F1 driver autograph sessions will take place. Visitors will also be presented with the opportunity to purchase official team merchandise at retail kiosks located throughout the site.
One of the highlights of the week is live coverage of all the action from the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix which will be broadcast LIVE on the world’s largest and most advanced LED digital screens, complete with Dolby surround sound. The practice sessions and qualifying rounds will also be featured on the giant screens at the Amwaj Marina site.
“We recognised a need to make F1 more accessible to a wider range of people and not limit the live action and atmosphere to those who can afford to attend the actual Formula One events,” said F1 FanZone co-founder Carlo Boutagy.
“By delivering the excitement of the pit lane, the exclusivity of the paddock, the roar of the engines and the opportunity to meet the drivers, F1 FanZone promises to be the most unique event ever to be held in Bahrain,” added Batelco Group general manager Media Relations Ahmed Al Janahi.-TradeArabia News Service