With 5 days to go until the Bahrain Grand Prix, we look back at some work from 2005. Bahrain I is a large portrait format colour photograph by German artist Andreas Gursky. 

Taken from a helicopter and subsequently manipulated using digital software, the image shows the track standing out from the desert. There are no cars or people in the image, although the main grandstand can be seen along with a cluster of distant buildings in the the horizon.

This work is related to another image of the same race track made by Gursky, Bahrain II 2007 which provides a closer aerial view of just three elements of the circuit.

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