Bahrain Post Issues Stamps to Commemorate Bahrain International Circuit’s Ten Year Anniversary

The Ministry of Transportation’s Bahrain Post has issued five commemorative stamps crowned with the portrait of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

5th April 2014

The Ministry of Transportation’s Bahrain Post has issued five commemorative stamps crowned with the portrait of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain on the occasion of Bahrain International Circuit’s ten year anniversary.

These commemorative stamps, which were designed by Interstate Creative Partners, portray the five winning drivers since the Formula 1 race was first held in 2004 which include Michael Schumacher (2004), Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006, and 2010), Felipe Massa(2007 and 2008), Jenson Button (2009), and Sebastian Vettel (2012 and 2013) - the current reigning four times Formula 1 World Champion.

On this occasion the Ministry of Transportation's Assistant Undersecretary for Post, Shaikh Bader bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, stated “This year sees Bahrain’s first ever night race and marks the 10th year anniversary of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix and by issuing these stamps we join in celebrating and commemorating this historic occasion” The designs include colourful ‘light’ streaks on each of the designs which describe key turns on the circuit and highlights the 2014 race as being the first ever night race for the Gulf Air Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

The stamps are available in 100 fils, 150 fils, 200 fils, 250 fils and 500 fils denominations and a first day cover at BD 0.950. The stamps are available at all Bahrain Post branches.

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