Mumbai — Formula One will hold the second of its two Bahrain races around a shortened, fast layout that will take cars less than 55 seconds to lap in qualifying, the sport said in a statement on Friday.

At 3.543km, the 11-corner layout which makes up the “outer circuit” of Bahrain’s Sakhir desert track, will be the second-shortest in F1 behind Monaco, which was not raced this year...

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