Bahrain is an island in the Persian Gulf. Although it looks like it should be, its not close to the Sahara.
BTW, I've heard rumours that Bernie is still trying to go back Stateside - probably at Indy again. Apparently Mario Andretti (who was at the race) has tried to convince him to go back.
As for today's race....
Not that great IMO, bit dull really. You can put that down to the Sakhir circuit in part. Espeically the track extension they used. What a faff that turned out to be!!
Shame for Vettel though, I thought he had it in the bag. Great to see both Lotus' finish though.