62. Sheik Salman Bin Isa Al Khalifa

Motor Racing – Formula One Testing – Bahrain Test Two – Day 3 – Sakhir, Bahrain
Age 45
Occupation CEO, Bahrain International Circuit
Nationality Bahraini
Position Last Year 70 

Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is the CEO of Bahrain International Circuit. He is widely credited as bringing Formula 1 to Bahrain, initiating the construction of the Bahrain International Circuit, enabling Bahrain to become the first Middle Eastern country to hold a Grand Prix (in 2004). His decision to bring Formula 1 to Bahrain was part of a centralised strategy to increase the Kingdom’s presence in the region and promote an image of prosperity, worldwide. Bahrain’s Mumtalakat Holding Company pays F1 $40 million to hold the GP there and also Mumtalakat now own 50% of the McLaren Group and for 2012 has been invited on the board for the Concorde Agreement.


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