27 April


Test in Fiorano - Day two


27-04-2014 Simona De Silvestro, Test in Fiorano ©Mariano Collidoro/Sauber Motorsport AG
Fiorano, 27th April 2014 – Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. In a two year old Sauber C31 she completed 68 laps on day two, making it a total of 180 laps for the two days without the slightest issue. [Read More!]
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26 April


Test in Fiorano - Simona De Silvestro debuts in a Sauber F1 car


26-04-2014 Simona De Silvestro, Test in Fiorano ©Tiziana De Silvestro/Sauber Motorsport AG
Fiorano, 26th April 2014 – Today, Simona De Silvestro completed her first day of testing in a Sauber Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. She completed a total of 112 laps in a two year old Sauber C31 (without KERS and with special tyres from Pirelli). Simona used the opportunity to become familiar with the specifics of a Formula One car and was able to improve constantly during the day. [Read More!]
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20 April


CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2014 - TEAM REACTION


April 20, 2014
Our Team looks back on today's Race session here in China... [Read More!]
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2014 Chinese Grand Prix – Race


Shanghai, April 20, 2014 – A number of different tyre strategy options were available before the Chinese Grand Prix, but the very strong performance of the medium tyre in the second stint allowed the top 15 to complete two stops only on one of the most demanding circuits of the year. [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix - Race


Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading
Sunday 20 April 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 P17 1:44.825
CHILTON MR03-02 P19 1:42.875

In today’s 2014 Formula 1™ UBS Chinese Grand Prix, the Marussia F1 Team delivered a strong two-car finish with Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton each keeping a Caterham at bay to the chequered flag, ending the race in 17th and 19th positions respectively. [Read More!]
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Romain Retires from Points Potential


A solid finish for Pastor, early bath for Romain
Romain Grosjean looked to be making good progress from his first top ten races start of the season in the Chinese Grand Prix today before a gearbox problem meant an early exit from tenth position on track.

Romain had been dicing with former team-mate Kimi Rãikkönen for ninth place before losing first fourth and then further gears meaning he had to retire from the team’s strongest showing of the season. [Read More!]
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CHINESE GP – A WORK IN PROGRESS


Fernando Alonso: “After a difficult start to the season, this podium is a confidence boost for the whole team, providing extra motivation for all those who are doing their best to close the gap to the front. And I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano, as everything we do up to July will also be the result of his efforts. We have definitely made a step forward, because compared to two weeks ago, we have partly closed the gap to the leaders, but we are well aware there’s still a long way to go and we have to keep our feet on the ground. In general, this has been a good weekend for me, as everything went well right from Friday, although the rain made qualifying more complicated than expected. I was on the limit all race long and I really don’t think I could have done any more. This is quite a unique track of its kind and now we must make the most of the long break before the next race to prepare as well as possible for whatever situation arises.” [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIX


Shanghai, China - 20th April, 2014
Weather
Race: dry, overcast, air temp 16° / track temp 23° (start), 16° / 23° (lap 28), 16° / 22° (lap 56) [Read More!]
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT


Three Renault-powered cars finish in the top ten with Infiniti Red Bull Racing fourth and fifth and Scuderia Toro Rosso tenth
Infiniti Red Bull Racing move into second position in constructors’ championship
Lotus F1 Team demonstrate points-scoring potential
Double finish for Caterham F1 Team [Read More!]
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2014 Chinese Grand Prix - Race


Shanghai - 20/04/2014
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS took its third consecutive one-two finish and fourth consecutive win today at the 2014 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took his third victory of the season, with Nico Rosberg finished in second position.
Lewis drove a lights-to-flag victory to claim his 4th win for the team and the 17th for the Silver Arrows in Formula One
Lewis achieved the milestone of 25 career wins, equalling Niki Lauda and Jim Clark, and putting him 8th on the all-time list
Lewis used a two-stop strategy, stopping on laps 17 and 38, running option/prime/prime
Nico drove a composed race after a complete failure of the team's telemetry system left his engineers without data throughout the race
Nico also ran two stops, pitting on laps 13 and 37, also running option/prime/prime [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India continued its strong points-scoring form in China as Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place ahead of Sergio Perez in ninth. The ten points scored today leave the team with 54 points and third in the constructors’ standings. [Read More!]
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CHINESE GP – RACE


Sunday 20 April 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 2nd
“I started on the dirty side of the grid and had quite a poor getaway; I was spinning up on the line a bit too long and lost the two places. From then on however, I thought the race was good! With Seb, we were racing and you always want to hold on to your position, but the team radioed and he let me through. I did what I could after each stop and we improved the car; at the end I was doing all I could to catch Alonso and I think we got to within a couple of seconds of him as we went over the line. It’s going well with the team, I feel comfortable here and I did the best I could today. I really want that podium and we’re getting close!” [Read More!]
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UBS Chinese Grand Prix - Race - Sunday, 20.04.2014


Weather: dry and overcast, 16-17°C air, 22-25°C track
The Chinese Grand Prix in Shangahi ended for the Sauber F1 Team with a big disappointment : Adrian Sutil was forced to retire on lap six due to an engine problem. Esteban Gutiérrez had a decent pace in the early stages of the race, but then the rear tyres lost most of their grip which forced him to change from the planned two stop strategy to three stops. He finished the fourth round of the 2014 World Championship in 16th. [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix Race


20.04.14
Race Notes
Valtteri Bottas finished seventh and Felipe Massa 15th in the Chinese Grand Prix. Felipe had a great start but then had contact with a defending Fernando Alonso, whilst Valtteri was hit by Nico Rosberg who was braking hard in response to the action ahead. Felipe recovered to sixth with Valtteri in eighth before the first round of pitstops but a problem in Felipe's first pitstop then dropped him to the back of the field. Valtteri meanwhile chased the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg eventually finishing just half a second behind, as Felipe fought hard to gain positions back to 15th. [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIX


“We know what we have to do, and we’ll work night and day to do it”
Shanghai International Circuit, Sunday April 20
That was a difficult weekend for the whole McLaren team. After qualifying 12th (Jenson) and 15th (Kevin), both drivers struggled in the midfield throughout the race. Kevin was the sole starter on the Prime tyre, running until lap 17 before making his stop for Options. Jenson was the first runner to stop, after complaining of graining during his first stint – he changed from Options to Primes on lap seven. [Read More!]
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2014 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Shanghai


Race Classification after 54 Laps - 294.164 Kms
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH BEST LAP
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 54 1:33:28.338 188.824
2 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 54 1:33:46.400 +18.062 188.218
3 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 54 1:33:51.942 +23.604 188.032
4 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 54 1:33:55.474 +27.136 187.915
5 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 54 1:34:16.116 +47.778 187.229
6 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 54 1:34:22.633 +54.295 187.013
7 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 54 1:34:24.035 +55.697 186.967
8 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 54 1:34:44.673 +76.335 186.288
9 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 54 1:34:50.985 +82.647 186.082
10 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 53 1:33:31.189 +1 LAP 185.231
11 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 53 1:33:40.258 +1 LAP 184.932
12 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 53 1:33:45.301 +1 LAP 184.766
13 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 53 1:33:49.141 +1 LAP 184.640
14 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 53 1:33:59.501 +1 LAP 184.301
15 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 53 1:34:07.633 +1 LAP 184.035
16 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 53 1:34:14.186 +1 LAP 183.822
17 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 53 40.527 1:34:54.713 +1 LAP 182.514
18 K. KOBAYASHI 10 JPN Caterham F1 Team 53 1:34:55.939 +1 LAP 182.475
19 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 521:33:40.693 +2 LAPS 181.426
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 52 1:33:56.192 +2 LAPS 180.927
NOT CLASSIFIED
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 28 50:20.970 DNF 181.655
99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 5 10:02.902 DNF 161.608
FASTEST LAP
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:40.402 on lap 39 195.450

© 2014 Formula One World Championship Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England.

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19 April


2014 Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying


Shanghai, April 19, 2014 – For the third time in four races, qualifying was held in rainy conditions – making this one of the wettest starts to a season in recent memory. The top 10 drivers all used Pirelli’s Cinturato intermediate tyre to set their fastest times for the pole position shoot-out: the only tyre in the range that has not changed compared to last year. [Read More!]
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CHINA GP 2014: QUALIFYING - TEAM REACTION


April 19, 2014
Jean-Eric, Daniil, our Technical Director James Key and Ricardo Penteado from Renault Sport F1 reflect on today's Qualifying session here in Shanghai. [Read More!]
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Mixed Feelings


19 April 2014
Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading
Saturday 19 April 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P19 1:59.326 10 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 Q1 P21 2:00.865 10 laps

Wet conditions played a defining role in today’s qualifying session for the 2014 Formula 1™ UBS Chinese Grand Prix, in which the Marussia F1 Team drivers experienced mixed fortunes. [Read More!]
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Top Ten Start for Romain


Improvements for one car, troubles for the other

Romain Grosjean has qualified inside the top ten for the first time this season as Lotus F1 Team made another step forwards at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Romain is set to start from P10 on the Chinese Grand Prix grid tomorrow after today’s wet qualifying, where he set his best lap – 1min 57.079secs - using the intermediate tyres. [Read More!]
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CHINESE GP – TIME WILL TELL


Fernando Alonso: “When it rains you never know how things will turn out as track conditions can get worse lap after lap and so that’s one reason for me to be pleased with the way qualifying went. Fifth place means I can start with the lead group and if I can stay with the leaders we can finish close to the podium. The opening laps will count for a lot therefore and we must try our absolute best to get a good start and to avoid battles, which in the last few races have seen us lose ground. Yesterday, the car was more competitive and that means we can hope for a better race than in the last three. I think that here in China, we have taken the first step towards improving; the car behaved well in all areas and is performing better on the aerodynamic front, thanks to the small updates we have introduced here and we have more power, having revised some settings on the power unit. Certainly, we are still a long way off the pace of the leaders, because they too are progressing, but we can hope to fight for better positions and more points.” [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix: Qualifying


Wet weather was the story of the day in Shanghai as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez qualified in eighth and sixteenth places respectively for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“It’s always tough in these conditions”
Shanghai International Circuit, Saturday April 19
A tricky day for the McLaren team: neither Jenson nor Kevin made it through to Q3 in this afternoon’s qualifying session, which was held in rainy conditions. Both drivers found better performance on the Full Wet tyres during the wetter Q1 session, finishing 10th (Kevin) and 12th (Jenson).
However, in Q3, as the rain lightened and all the teams ran the Intermediate tyres, neither driver could get heat into them. As a result, they finished 12th (Jenson) and 15th (Kevin). [Read More!]
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CHINESE GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 19 April 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:53.958)
“I couldn’t have got anything extra out of the car on that last lap, I got everything I could out of it; for that I’m pleased and I got rewarded with a front row place for tomorrow. It took a while to get going in the session today, I didn’t have the comfort or pace that I was aiming for, but I got it at the end. I feel like I’m ready to get a good result, I know it’s never going to be easy but I’m prepared for the fight tomorrow and I’ll embrace it. I couldn’t have settled into the team any better to be honest, they made me feel at home very quickly and it’s helping me. I’m really enjoying the driving and it seems to be showing with the results. I’m really pleased. The team is closing the gap to the front and we’re getting better each race.” [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying


19.04.14
Felipe Massa qualified sixth and Valtteri Bottas seventh for tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix in a rain affected session. Both cars showed improved performance in the wet conditions, and despite the changeable weather, the team feel positive for tomorrow's race. [Read More!]
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2014 Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying


Shanghai - 19/04/2014
Lewis Hamilton took pole position in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix this afternoon, with Nico Rosberg fourth after a challenging, wet qualifying session.
Lewis took his third wet weather pole this season after qualifying 0.595 seconds ahead of his closest challenger, Daniel Ricciardo
Nico Rosberg qualified fourth fastest but was unable to improve his lap time during his final run in Q3
Both drivers ran wet tyres in Q1, then four sets of intermediate tyres for the rest of the qualifying session
It is Lewis' 8th pole for the team and his 34th in Formula One, which is a new record for a British driver and fourth on the all-time list. [Read More!]
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UBS Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying - Saturday, 19.04.2014


Weather: Rain and wet, 14-15°C air, 16-17°C track

The rainy qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai left the two Sauber F1 Team drivers, Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez, with mixed feelings. While Sutil put in a good performance and made it into Q2, Gutiérrez suffered a technical problem with the brake-by-wire system and got stuck in Q1. He ended up 17th. [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING


Shanghai, China - 19th April, 2014
Weather
FP3: wet; min / max track temp 16°, air temp 14°
Q1: wet; min / max track temp 17°, air temp 14°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.57.812, 16th / ERI 1.59.507, 18th
Q1: KOB 1.59.260, 18th / ERI 2.00.646, 20th [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix - QUALIFYING CLASSIFICATION 2014


POS DRIVER Q1 LAPS Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 Lewis Hamilton 1:55.516 8 1:54.029 7 1:53.860 6
2 Daniel Ricciardo 1:56.641 9 1:55.302 7 1:54.455 7
3 Sebastian Vettel 1:55.926 8 1:54.499 8 1:54.960 7
4 Nico Rosberg 1:56.058 8 1:55.294 7 1:55.143 7
5 Fernando Alonso 1:56.961 8 1:55.765 6 1:55.637 7
6 Felipe Massa 1:56.850 9 1:56.757 8 1:56.147 7
7 Valtteri Bottas 1:56.501 9 1:56.253 8 1:56.282 7
8 Nico Hulkenberg 1:55.913 9 1:56.847 7 1:56.366 7
9 Jean-Eric Vergne 1:57.477 8 1:56.584 8 1:56.773 7
10 Romain Grosjean 1:58.411 8 1:56.407 8 1:57.079 6
11 Kimi Raikkonen 1:58.279 9 1:56.860 8
12 Jenson Button 1:57.783 9 1:56.963 8
13 Daniil Kvyat 1:57.261 10 1:57.289 9
14 Adrian Sutil 1:58.138 9 1:57.393 8
15 Kevin Magnussen 1:57.369 9 1:57.675 8
16 Sergio Perez 1:58.362 10 1:58.264 7
17 Esteban Gutiérrez 1:58.988 10
18 Kamui Kobayashi 1:59.260 10
19 Jules Bianchi 1:59.326 10
20 Marcus Ericsson 2:00.646 10
21 Max Chilton 2:00.865 10
22 Pastor Maldonado


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Chinese Grand Prix - PRACTICE 3 CLASSIFICATION 2014



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 5 172.200 1:53.958
2 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 5 171.397 1:54.492
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 4 171.364 1:54.514
4 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 6 170.592 1:55.032
5 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 4 170.548 1:55.062
6 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 12 170.302 1:55.228
7 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 7 170.292 1:55.235
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 5 170.076 1:55.381
9 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 4 169.647 1:55.673
10 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 6 169.141 1:56.019
11 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 8 168.829 1:56.233
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 9 168.616 1:56.380
13 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 8 168.067 1:56.760
14 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 13 167.951 1:56.841
15 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 9 167.054 1:57.468
16 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 12 166.567 1:57.812
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 14 166.335 1:57.976
18 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 6 164.204 1:59.507
19 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 4
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 3
21 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1
22 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 3

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18 April


CHINA GP 2014: FRIDAY - TEAM REACTION


April 18, 2014

Daniil, Jean-Eric, our Chief Race Engineer, Phil Charles, and Renault Sport F1 track support leader, Ricardo Penteado give their thoughts on today's track action here in China. [Read More!]
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Cool runnings


18 April 2014
Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading
Friday 18 April 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 FP1 P19 1:44.270 7 laps FP2 P19 1:42.327 27 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 FP1 P20 1:44.782 20 laps FP2 P20 1:43.473 30 laps

Cool conditions greeted the teams at the Shanghai International Circuit today for the first free practice sessions of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
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2014 China Grand Prix - Practice Sessions


Shanghai, April 18, 2014 – Weather will have a big effect on tyre behaviour throughout the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, with free practice today characterised by cool weather and a possibility of rain for qualifying tomorrow. Ambient and track temperatures dipped to 13 and 15 degrees centigrade respectively during FP1 this morning, before becoming slightly warmer in the afternoon. [Read More!]
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A Good Friday


Strong lap tally, evaluations aplenty and only a minor off to tackle

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado completed a positive first day ahead of the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix, with a total of 94 laps of the Shanghai International Circuit completed between the two drivers.

A small mistake at the pit lane entry from Pastor during FP2 curtailed the latter half of his session, however both drivers were upbeat with progress. [Read More!]
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CHINESE GP – PLUSES AND MINUSES


Fernando Alonso: “All Fridays are the same, a day when you especially need to test the tyres to adapt to the circuit and on this front, maybe it was less useful than usual, because the forecast for tomorrow suggests rain is on the way. We have brought some small updates here, which we already tried at the Bahrain test. Everything worked well and that’s good news. Leaving aside the performance of the others, I am happy with what we have done today. At every race, all the teams bring something new and we must try and make an additional step forward if we want to be competitive. This track is particularly tough on tyres, with the Softs especially suffering from graining over a long run, so it will be important to work out the tyre plan for Sunday. If it rains tomorrow, we will definitely have less information for the race and we will have to rely on guesswork. Let’s hope we make the right choices.” [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix: Free Practice Report


It was an overcast and cool day in Shanghai as Sahara Force India completed its Friday practice programme ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“This circuit places some very unique demands on the cars”
Shanghai International Circuit, Friday April 18
Against a backdrop of leaden skies, practice kicked off for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Both of today’s sessions were cold and blustery, which made consistent lapping difficult. Additionally, a headwind along the start-finish straight made it even harder for drivers to tackle the difficult entry into the tightening Turns One and Two. [Read More!]
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Renault Sport F1 Chinese Grand Prix Practice Report


Key practice points:
Shanghai welcomes F1 for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix this weekend.
Cool conditions for both free practice sessions.
Progress made in Bahrain test confirmed today.
Trouble-free sessions allow teams to concentrate on performance; Infiniti Red Bull Racing finish fourth and fifth in FP2. Lotus F1 Team ninth with Romain Grosjean in FP2, solid day of work for both Scuderia Toro Rosso and Caterham F1 Team [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix Practice


18.04.14
Objectives: Aero Evaluations, Set-up and Tyre Work

FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:41.699 (10th), Felipe Nasr, 1:42.265 (13th)
FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:39.118 (6th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:39.830 (14th) [Read More!]
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UBS Chinese Grand Prix - Practice - Friday, 18.04.2014


Weather: dry and cloudy, 13-17°C air, 18-26°C track

In the first free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, round four of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, Esteban Gutiérrez lost half of the session due to a clutch problem. Later he was hindered by an ERS issue, which did not cause him to stop but affected his lap times. However, the afternoon went according to plan for both drivers. Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil were able to make some progress with the Sauber C33, which enabled them to reduce the gap to their direct competitors. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of work left for the engineers. In FP1, for the second time, Sauber F1 Team test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde was behind the wheel of the Sauber C33. [Read More!]
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CHINESE GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


18 April 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:40.772, Laps: 23
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:38.811, Laps: 30
“That wasn’t too bad today. I think tyres are always a bit of a challenge around this track, particularly with the softs, they seem to wear on the front left. Turn one is quite bad and turn 13, coming onto the back straight; you do see marbles around the lap, but I think that’s just the nature of the circuit. Our long run looked pretty good and we did more laps than we thought we would, so let’s see how we go tomorrow and Sunday.” [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIX FP1 & FP2


Shanghai, China - 18th April, 2014
Weather
FP1: Overcast, dry, min / max track temp 18° - 21°, air temp 13° - 14°
FP2: Overcast, dry, min / max track temp 22° - 25°, air temp 15° - 16°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOB 1.44.038, 17th / ERI 1.44.835, 21st
FP2: KOB 1.43.530, 21st / ERI 1.43.679, 22nd [Read More!]
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2014 Chinese Grand Prix - Practice


Shanghai - 18/04/2014

The first practice sessions for the UBS Chinese Grand Prix took place today at a cool Shanghai International Circuit.
Lewis experienced a mechanical problem with the rear suspension in first practice that limited his running. He ended the day at the top of the timesheets, posting a time of 1:38.315 on his first flying lap on the soft tyres in the second session.
Nico finished in P2 during the first session and P3 in the second session, just short of the times posted by Fernando Alonso in P1 and P2 respectively.
Both drivers will run with new Power Units this weekend after completing their first cycle during the opening three race weekends. [Read More!]
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McLaren announces exciting digital expansion into China


McLaren today massively extends the reach of its digital presence with the launch of www.mclaren.cn/formula1 – a Mandarin-language imprint of the team’s website for China.

As the sport celebrates its 10th anniversary in China this weekend, the website’s launch is perfectly timed to help increase the sport’s popularity among Formula 1’s large and well-connected young Chinese fanbase. [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix - PRACTICE 2 CLASSIFICATION 2014


POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 25 199.599 1:38.315
2 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 28 199.313 1:38.456
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 30 198.768 1:38.726
4 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 30 198.597 1:38.811
5 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 31 198.188 1:39.015
6 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 25 197.982 1:39.118
7 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 25 197.653 1:39.283
8 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 29 197.239 1:39.491
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 36 197.148 1:39.537
10 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 26 196.929 1:39.648
11 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 30 196.755 1:39.736
12 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 29 196.739 1:39.744
13 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 28 196.710 1:39.759
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 25 196.570 1:39.830
15 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 32 195.992 1:40.124
16 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 32 195.534 1:40.359
17 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 30 195.463 1:40.395
18 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 12 195.347 1:40.455
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 27 191.773 1:42.327
20 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 30 189.649 1:43.473
21 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 32 189.545 1:43.530
22 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 32 189.272 1:43.679

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Chinese Grand Prix - PRACTICE 1 CLASSIFICATION 2014


POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 20 196.662 1:39.783
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 16 195.881 1:40.181
3 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 23 194.732 1:40.772
4 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 23 194.350 1:40.970
5 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 16 193.957 1:41.175
6 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 20 193.591 1:41.366
7 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 26 193.326 1:41.505
8 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 9 193.221 1:41.560
9 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 19 193.090 1:41.629
10 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 14 192.957 1:41.699
11 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 23 192.431 1:41.977
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 24 192.218 1:42.090
13 Felipe Nasr Williams Martini Racing 13 191.889 1:42.265
14 Giedo Van der Garde Sauber F1 Team 16 191.235 1:42.615
15 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 13 191.015 1:42.733
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 22 189.177 1:43.731
17 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 16 188.619 1:44.038
18 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 17 188.395 1:44.162
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 7 188.199 1:44.270
20 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 20 187.280 1:44.782
21 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 22 187.185 1:44.835
22 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1

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16 April


Shanghai: On Board with Lewis Hamilton in the F1 Simulator!


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Nico's 2014 Chinese Grand Prix Preview


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15 April


2014 Chinese Grand Prix - Preview


Brackley - 15/04/2014
Round Four of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix, held at the Shanghai International Circuit. [Read More!]
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Chinese Grand Prix Preview


Shanghai in numbers : (with 1 being the easiest, 5 being the most severe)

Internal combustion engine 4
MGU-K 3
MGU-H 4
Battery 3
Fuel consumption 3
Energy recovery 3 [Read More!]
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TEAM STATEMENT


Tuesday 15 April 2014
Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today. We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn’t think we had a very strong case. We always believed we adhered to the technical regulations throughout the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. We are sorry for Daniel (Ricciardo) that he will not be awarded the 18 points from the event, which we think he deserved. We will continue to work very hard to amass as many points as possible for the team, Daniel and Sebastian (Vettel) throughout the season.

We will now move on from this and concentrate on this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.
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International Court of Appeal - Monday 14 April 2014


The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal took place in Paris on Monday 14 April 2014.
TUE 15.04.14, 10:10AM
Appeal lodged by the Österreichischer Automobil-Motorrad und Touring Club – Oberste Nationale Sportkommission für den Motorsport (ÖAMTC-OSK) on behalf of its licence-holder Infiniti Red Bull Racing against the decision N°56 dated 16 March 2014 of the FIA Stewards of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix counting towards the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship [Read More!]
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14 April


2014 Chinese Grand Prix – preview


Formula 1 returns to the Far East for round four of the 2014 world championship, the Chinese Grand Prix. The race takes place just outside Shanghai, China’s industrial and financial capital, and the on-track action is always frenetic thanks to the Shanghai International Circuit’s huge straights, wide run-off areas and notoriously unpredictable weather. [Read More!]
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX RACE PREVIEW


FRIDAY 18 - SUNDAY 20 APRIL SHANGHAI, CHINA RACE 4 OF 19
Rob Smedley: Shanghai is one of the very modern circuits with a good mix of high speed and low speed corners. It is a very particular track in that it has two corners which are very hard on the front left tyre. Turn 1 is a righthander that has a very fast entry but slows down a lot for the apex. Turn 12 is similar in that the car is loaded onto the front left as you exit onto the back straight. Both corners can give you issues with tyre management, especially front graining. The straight from Turn 12 to the hairpin is the longest straight on the 2014 calendar so we have to make sure we are set up for that, whilst still focusing on other areas of the track. The track is very bumpy and tends to change year on year, so the mechanical set-up has to circumnavigate any issues that the surface may hold. [Read More!]
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Bob Bell to depart MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS


Brackley, Apr 14, 2014
The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team today announced that Bob Bell is to leave his position as Technical Director.
Bob resigned his position in December 2013 and will leave the team at the end of November 2014, with the intention of pursuing new challenges outside the company.
He has held the position of Technical Director since April 2011.
Moving forward, the team will streamline its technical organisation and Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe will assume the responsibilities previously held by Bob.
The role of Technical Director will not be replaced.

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STEFANO DOMENICALI RESIGNS AS DIRECTOR OF THE GESTIONE SPORTIVA

©Ferrari/Studio Ercole Colombo
Maranello, 14 April – Stefano Domenicali has decided to resign from his position as Director of the Gestione Sportiva.
“There are special moments that come along in everyone’s professional life, when one needs courage to take difficult and very agonising decisions,” said Domenicali. “It is time for a significant change. As the boss, I take responsibility, as I have always done, for our current situation. This decision has been taken with the aim of doing something to shake things up and for the good of this group of people that I feel very close to. With all my heart, I thank all the men and women in the team, the drivers and the partners for the wonderful relationship we have enjoyed over all these years. I hope that very soon, Ferrari will be back where it deserves to be. My final words of thanks go to our President, for having always supported me and to all our fans. I only regret that we have been unable to harvest what we worked so hard to sow in recent years.”
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2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, talks about the team’s podium in Bahrain and his hopes for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Vijay, how satisfying was the race in Bahrain?
“I was very pleased to finally achieve that elusive podium. We’ve been close a few times in the last few years, but everything came together perfectly in Bahrain. I think it's a reflection of the talent and the passion of this team, and the fact that we have excellent teamwork. There’s a great amount of dedication in all areas of the company and a single purpose in mind for everyone. We're second in the constructors' championship, which feels pretty special. I know we’ve only had three races, but nevertheless it's good to be up there. Forty four points out of three races, it's the dream start we were hoping for.” [Read More!]
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12 April


AHEAD OF THE CHINESE GRAND PRIX


Daniel Ricciardo
Shanghai is a very open, very wide circuit but it does flow nicely and the middle sector is a lot of fun. The back straight provides a good overtaking opportunity into the hairpin but it is quite long; I always think back to when I came here as a kid in Formula BMW – massive hair and lots of enthusiasm – and trust me, then, it was the sort of straight where I’d have definitely been reaching for a book if I’d had one! It’s a bit different driving it in an F1 car. The circuit has a decent mix of low- and high-speed corners and one of the key things is to have a set-up that gives you good traction out of the two tight ‘snail’ corners. [Read More!]
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Sauber F1 Team - Preview - 2014 UBS Chinese Grand Prix


4th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 18th to 20th April 2014

Hinwil, 11th April 2014 – Next week, the Sauber F1 Team will travel to the fourth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, taking place from 18th to 20th April at the Shanghai International Circuit in China.

During the two test days in Bahrain, the Swiss team was able to gather valuable data and optimised the electronical systems. Both C33s will be on track at the Shanghai International Circuit with minor updates. Esteban Gutiérrez will receive another chassis after the accident in Bahrain. In the meantime, the monocoque from the accident is being repaired. As in Bahrain, test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will be behind the wheel of the C33 during FP1 on Friday. Regular driver Adrian Sutil will take over the car from FP2 onwards. [Read More!]
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2014 CHINESE GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 11th April, 2014
General
Race Laps: 56
Circuit layout makes overtaking difficult
One of the easiest circuits of the year on brakes
Kerbs are not an issue
Wind speed and direction have a big influence on car performance in sector two, as well as on top speed and through the high speed section
The track surface can be bumpy under braking, especially in T14 where brake locking is possible
Typical balance issues include traction instability out of T6 and T14 and understeer in T7 / T8 [Read More!]
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11 April


World Motor Sport Council - Friday 11 April, Marrakech


The following decisions were taken:
FRI 11.04.14, 8:08PM
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

FIA President Jean Todt gave an update on the Formula One Championship. [Read More!]
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09 April


Bahrain Test - Day Two


Bahrain - 09/04/2014
Date Wednesday 09 April
Track Bahrain International Circuit
Driver Lewis Hamilton
No of Laps 120 laps
Best Lap Time 1:34.136
Kilometres Covered 650 km
Track Length 5.412 km [Read More!]
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Test report – Bahrain day two


Date Wednesday April 9 2014
Driver Kevin Magnussen
Location Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)
Today’s laps/km 26/141
Overall laps/km 128/693
Best laptime 1m36.203s [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN TEST – DAY TWO


Wednesday 9 April 2014
Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: RB10
Laps: 67
Best time: 1:37.310
Circuit length: 5.412km
Fastest Lap: L. Hamilton (1:34.136) [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN TEST DAY TWO


09.04.14
Driver: Felipe Nasr
Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km
Objectives: Pirelli Tyres evaluation
Weather: Hot & sunny
Maximum air & track temps: 35ºC / 44ºC [Read More!]
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Test three in Bahrain - Day two


Bahrain International Circuit, 9th April 2014 – On the second test day in Bahrain, the Sauber F1 Team ran through a shortened test programme with a positive outcome. After having issues with the power unit in the morning, the team was forced to interrupt the session for approximately two hours. The team could not therefore continue with the planned aero measurements. In the afternoon, test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde continued with testing different set-ups and doing long runs. In total, the Dutchman completed 77 laps. [Read More!]
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T04 BAHRAIN - DAY TWO


Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain - 9th April 2014
Driver: Marcus Ericsson, #9
Chassis: CT05-#01
Total laps: 66
Fastest lap: 1.39.263 [Read More!]
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Test three in Bahrain - Day one


Bahrain International Circuit, 8th April 2014 – The Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a good first day of testing in Bahrain. In the morning the team was able to do some aero work including measurements on the C33. During the afternoon session, the Sauber F1 Team continued its programme with some long runs. Sergey Serotkin drove the C33 for the first time at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Russian completed more than 300 km, which is a requirement to receive the super licence. [Read More!]
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Test report – Bahrain day one


Date Tuesday April 8 2014
Driver Kevin Magnussen
Location Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)
Laps/km 102/552
Best laptime 1m36.634s [Read More!]
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Bahrain Test - Day One


Bahrain - 08/04/2014
Date Tuesday 8 April
Track Bahrain International Circuit
Driver Nico Rosberg [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN TEST – DAY ONE


Tuesday 8 April 2014
Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: RB10
Laps: 91
Best time: 1:38.326
Circuit length: 5.412km
Fastest Lap: N. Rosberg (1:35.897) [Read More!]
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08 April


BAHRAIN TEST DAY ONE


08.04.14
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km
Objectives: Aero evaluations & set-up work
Weather: Hot & sunny
Maximum air & track temps: 33ºC / 44ºC [Read More!]
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Gatorade becomes official supplier to Sahara Force India


Sahara Force India is delighted to announce Gatorade UK, the sports performance nutrition specialists, as an official supplier of the team.

Gatorade was first developed in 1965 by researchers at the University of Florida to replenish fluid, carbohydrates and electrolytes that athletes lose in sweat during athletic competitions. By linking up with the Sahara Force India Formula One team, Gatorade’s product range will be put to the test at the pinnacle of motorsport with the task of keeping the drivers, mechanics and engineers performing at their peak. [Read More!]
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T04 BAHRAIN - DAY ONE


Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain - 8th April 2014
Driver: Robin Frijns, #46
Chassis: CT05-#01
Total laps: 63
Best time: 1.40.027 [Read More!]
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07 April


Night Runner


An Eventful First Night Race for the Bahrain Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean finished twelfth with Pastor Maldonado not far behind in fourteenth in the first night Grand Prix at theBahrain International Circuit. Representing another vital step forwards, neither car suffered from reliability issues and the E22 showed improved relative pace following yesterday’s qualifying, as expected by the team. Romain finished just outside the top ten, missing out on the elusive first points of the season, whilst Pastor was involved in an incident with Esteban Gutiérrez, resulting in a ten-second stop and go penalty. [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Apr 6, 2014
Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03) Race Position: 11th
“Unfortunately today didn’t go as I would have liked. I was not happy with our pace and it was frustrating to see the other cars just passing me by. The start was a little bit messy and I lost a position. From then on I tried to push as much as possible, but it wasn’t enough to get into the points today. We will now have to analyze carefully what went wrong today and hopefully we will come back stronger at the next race in China.” [Read More!]
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BACK IN THE GAME 2014 Formula 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - The Race


Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Sunday 6 April 2014

CHILTON MR03-02 P13 1:41.825
BIANCHI MR03-01 P16 1:42.175 [Read More!]
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2014 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX


Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain - 6th April 2014
Weather
Race: dry, air temp 24° / track temp: 28° (start), 23° / 27° (lap 28), 23° / 26° (lap 57) [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix – Race


MIXED TYRE STRATEGIES AND SAFETY CAR CENTRAL TO LEAD BATTLES

PERFORMANCE GAP BETWEEN MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES DROPS AS TRACK TEMPERATURES FALL DURING THE EVENING RACE

FROM TUESDAY, CATERHAM, MERCEDES AND WILLIAMS WILL TEST TYRES FOR PIRELLI IN BAHRAIN [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GP – A LONG NIGHT FOR 3 POINTS


Sakhir, 6 April – Lewis Hamilton took his second consecutive win of the season, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, the two of them joined on the podium by Sergio Perez for Force India. The other winner under the floodlights in the desert was the sport of Formula 1, as the race was absolutely spellbinding, with duels throughout the field from start to finish. Unfortunately, the two Ferrari drivers could only play supporting roles, Fernando Alonso coming home ninth, one ahead of Kimi Raikkonen as the F14 T showed up its Achilles Heel, namely a lack of top speed. [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GP – THE EXPECTED EPILOGUE


Stefano Domenicali: “This race provided an epilogue to a weekend which turned out to be as difficult as we had thought it would be, even before arriving in Bahrain. This circuit is particularly tough for our car and Sakhir’s technical characteristics showed up the gaps in our performance. Now, we must forget this race and look ahead, because I don’t like seeing our drivers fighting hard everywhere and then being unable to attack or defend on the straights. We’ve got an important test ahead of us now, when I expect to see an initial step up in terms of quality. The team must not get downhearted, even if things have not turned out the way they should so far. They must continue to work in order to step up a gear as quickly as possible.” [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - Race


Bahrain - 06/04/2014
Lewis Hamilton took victory by the narrowest of margins in this evening's Bahrain Grand Prix after an enthralling race-long battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg. A second consecutive one-two finish for the Silver Arrows saw the team extend its lead at the top of the Constructors' Championship. [Read More!]
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Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Race - Sunday, 06.04.2014


Weather: dry, 25-23°C air, 29-26°C track

The Grand Prix of Bahrain, which took place as a night race for the first time ever, was a huge disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez were both involved in accidents that were not their fault, so were forced to retire. Gutiérrez flipped over, but luckily he is uninjured. [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT


Thrilling end to Bahrain GP sees Daniel Ricciardo (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) finish a fighting fourth, just 0.4secs from the podium
Team-mate Sebastian Vettel passes the flag in P6 from tenth on the grid
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat scores P11, his third finish in three races
Double finish for Lotus F1 Team, with Romain Grosjean P12
Caterham F1 Team’s Kamui Kobayashi gets P15 [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Race Report


Sahara Force India’s returned to the podium this evening as Sergio Perez scored a brilliant third place in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg was close behind in fifth place bringing the team’s points total to 44 and moving the team up to second place in the constructors’ championship. [Read More!]
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Bahrain Grand Prix Race


06.04.14
Race Notes

Felipe Massa finished seventh and Valtteri Bottas eighth in the first night race to be held in Bahrain, bringing home another 10 points for the team. Felipe made a great start to fight his way into third whilst Valtteri suffered wheelspin at the start and dropped from third position to fifth. With the fight on for third, Felipe and Valtteri withheld pressure from behind. An unfortunately timed safety car dropped both drivers back behind the two Force Indias, both Red Bulls and Jenson Button's McLaren. Both cars were racing hard on fresher tyres in the closing stages and were quicker than Vettel, but were unable to pass. [Read More!]
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2014 GULF AIR GRAND PRIX


“Only one team were demonstrably quicker than us today, but sadly they were a lot quicker than us”
Bahrain International Circuit, Sunday April 6
The 2014 Gulf Air Grand Prix, the 10th to be held at the Bahrain International Circuit and the first to be held under floodlights, was a disappointing event for all at McLaren.

An unremarkable qualifying performance – Jenson gridded sixth and Kevin eighth – was followed by a race showing that could have resulted in a decent points-scoring finish, for Jenson at least, but instead ended in a double DNF owing to clutch problems on both cars. [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GP – RACE


Sunday 6 April 2014

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 13th
“It was an awesome race; it was exciting. I think the first stint was a bit follow-the-leader, but from the second stint onwards, the race really started to turn up the heat and there were more battles going on in front and behind – it was good to be a part of them. We got close to the podium today, I think within half a second, so I was doing all I could. The car came to me as the race went on and I was happy with how I moved up through the pack, so a good day. It was good fun to race Sebastian, it was hard but fair and we left each other room. That’s what we want from each other and we discussed it beforehand, we’re racers and that’s what we enjoy doing.” [Read More!]
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06 April


Bahrain Grand Prix 2014 - RACE



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 57 1:39:42.743
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 57 1:39:43.828
3 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 57 1:40:06.810
4 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 57 1:40:07.232
5 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 57 1:40:11.397
6 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 57 1:40:12.622
7 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 57 1:40:14.008
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 57 1:40:14.619
9 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 57 1:40:15.338
10 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 57 1:40:16.205
11 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 57 1:40:24.085
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 57 1:40:25.886
13 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 57 1:40:42.652
14 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 57 1:40:45.546
15 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 57 1:41:10.643
16 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 56 1:40:59.565
17 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 55 1:37:37.883
- Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes DNF
- Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team DNF
- Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team DNF
- Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso DNF
- Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team DNF
FASTEST LAP
Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 49 1:37.000

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Horse Power: Shell & Ferrari's journey to 2014 - Full documentary

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BAHRAIN GP – RACING IN THE DARK


Fernando Alonso: “We tried our best as usual today and now we need to wait for the car to come back from parc ferme to work out why there was a drop in power in Q3. In winter testing here we had already seen that this circuit is particularly suited to the Mercedes powered cars, because the long straights allow them to use their top end performance. But given how free practice and the first two parts of qualifying had gone, maybe we could have hoped to be a bit higher up the order. Now, we must think only of doing well tomorrow, especially at the start, given we are on the clean side because of Ricciardo’s penalty. Then
we must work out the best strategy, choosing between two or three stops. A lot will depend on how the tyres perform: I think that, in lower temperatures than we have seen so far, the Medium could throw up some surprises.” [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GP – RAIKKONEN QUALIFIES ON THIRD ROW, ALONSO ON FIFTH


Sakhir, 5 April –Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso will start from the third and fifth rows tomorrow night in Sakhir. The Finn struggled in Q1 and Q2, but strung it together to post an encouraging 1.34.368, good enough to go sixth fastest in Q3. [Read More!]
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Paths That Cross - Romain Grosjean & Pastor Maldonado Talk Qualifying In Bahrain


After a tough qualifying session in Bahrain, Romain Grosjean will start from sixteenth and Pastor Maldonado seventeenth for the third round of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship. Romain pipped Pastor to the final place in Q2 but under the night lights of the Bahrain International Circuit, he was unable to progress any further. While initial qualifying pace appears less strong than anticipated, both drivers remain positive about the long term race pace and are optimistic about tomorrow's race. [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying


FIRST QUALIFYING SESSION OF 2014 HELD IN DRY WEATHER FROM START TO FINISH
EXTRA SET OF TYRES FOR Q3 ENSURES CONSTANT RUNNING IN EVERY SESSION
RECHARGING OF NEW POWER UNITS MEANS TYRES HAVE TO DELIVER OVER JUST ONE FLYING LAP [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


Apr 5, 2014
Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03)
Third Practice Session
Best lap: 1:36.680, pos. 9th, 16 laps
Qualifying
Best lap: (Q1) 1:35.395, (Q2) 1:35.145, pos. 13th [Read More!]
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DARK NIGHT 2014 Formula 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying


Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Saturday 5 April 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P20 1:37.310 6 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 Q1 P22 1:37.913 6 laps [Read More!]
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2014 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“We’ve got a fighting chance of making up places tomorrow”
Bahrain International Circuit, Saturday April 5

In qualifying today both Jenson and Kevin tackled Q1 and Q2 confidently, without encountering problems.

In Q3, Jenson drove a flawless lap that was good enough for P7 (which became P6 after Daniel Ricciardo’s demotion), while Kevin ended up close behind in P9 (which became P8). [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GP – QUALIFYING


5 April 2014

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P13, 1:37.119)
“Today was nice, tomorrow will be less nice with the ten place penalty, but I was really happy with qualifying. I think through all the runs and on both tyres I was happy with my performance. We may have saved one set of tyres compared to the others, so that’s good, hopefully I’m going to need it tomorrow for coming through the pack; hopefully it will help us. I did the best I could today, so for that I’m pleased. I think Seb and I will both be charging hard tomorrow and will aim to put on a good race.” [Read More!]
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Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying - Saturday, 05.04.2014


Weather: dry, 28-24°C air, 42-27°C track
In the night qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the third race of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, Esteban Gutiérrez was able to make it into Q2, finishing 15th, while Adrian Sutil had to abort his final quick lap due to traffic and ended up 18th. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Qualifying


Qualifying for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix saw Sergio Perez qualify in fifth place with teammate Nico Hulkenberg setting the 12th fastest time.* [Read More!]
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Bahrian Grand Prix Qualifying


05.04.14
Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth and Felipe Massa eighth in the first ever night qualifying session in Bahrain. Following Ricciardo's 10-place penalty from the Malaysian GP, Valtteri will start third with Felipe seventh in tomorrow's race. After doing extensive testing here during the winter, the team feel confident that its race pace will allow the drivers to challenge for some good points in tomorrow. [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying


Bahrain - 05/04/2014
Nico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix this evening, with Lewis Hamilton completing the first Silver Arrows front row lock-out of the 2014 Formula One season.
Nico took his fifth pole position for the Silver Arrows on the 150th Grand Prix weekend of his Formula One career to date
Both Nico and Lewis progressed through Q1 inside the top 10 with a single run each on the medium compound tyres
The pair then completed a single run on the soft tyre in Q2 and again in Q3 with each aborting their final run on the softs
Mercedes-Benz powered cars occupied seven of the top 10 positions at the end of this evening's qualifying session [Read More!]
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05 April


Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying



POS DRIVER Q1 LAPS Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 Nico Rosberg 1:35.439 4 1:33.708 3 1:33.185 5
2 Lewis Hamilton 1:35.323 4 1:33.872 3 1:33.464 5
3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:36.220 6 1:34.592 4 1:34.051 6
4 Valtteri Bottas 1:34.934 3 1:34.842 6 1:34.247 6
5 Sergio Perez 1:34.998 8 1:34.747 6 1:34.346 5
6 Kimi Raikkonen 1:35.234 6 1:34.925 6 1:34.368 3
7 Jenson Button 1:35.699 6 1:34.714 5 1:34.387 6
8 Felipe Massa 1:35.085 3 1:34.842 6 1:34.511 5
9 Kevin Magnussen 1:35.288 6 1:34.904 5 1:34.712 6
10 Fernando Alonso 1:35.251 6 1:34.723 5 1:34.992 6
11 Sebastian Vettel 1:35.549 6 1:34.985 3
12 Nico Hulkenberg 1:34.874 6 1:35.116 6
13 Daniil Kvyat 1:35.395 8 1:35.145 6
14 Jean-Eric Vergne 1:35.815 8 1:35.286 6
15 Esteban Gutiérrez 1:36.567 8 1:35.891 6
16 Romain Grosjean 1:36.654 7 1:35.908 3
17 Pastor Maldonado 1:36.663 7
18 Adrian Sutil 1:36.840 5
19 Kamui Kobayashi 1:37.085 6
20 Jules Bianchi 1:37.310 6
21 Marcus Ericsson 1:37.875 7
22 Max Chilton 1:37.913 6

POLE POSITION LAP
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:33.185 209.080 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:33.185 209.080 KPH
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2014 BAHRAIN GP - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain - 5th April 2014
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Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; track temp 42° (start) - 35° (end), air temp 28° (start) - 27° (end)
Q1: Dry, twilight; track temp 29° (start) - 28° (end), air temp 24°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.38.400, 16th / ERI 1.38.971, 19th
Q1: KOB 1.37.085, 19th / ERI 1.37.875, 21st

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Bahrain Grand Prix 2014 - PRACTICE 3



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 12 1:35.324
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 12 1:35.439
3 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 10 1:35.868
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 10 1:36.116
5 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 8 1:36.364
6 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 8 1:36.394
7 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 12 1:36.454
8 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 11 1:36.455
9 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 16 1:36.680
10 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 13 1:36.772
11 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 8 1:36.822
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 11 1:37.030
13 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 11 1:37.119
14 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 18 1:37.325
15 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 24 1:38.089
16 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 17 1:38.400
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 15 1:38.736
18 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 21 1:38.880
19 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 18 1:38.971
20 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 17 1:39.208
21 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 8 1:39.225
22 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 14 1:39.597

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Renault Sport F1 Bahrain Grand Prix Practice Report


Key practice points:

F1 back in Bahrain after two pre-season tests
For first time in its history, Bahrain Grand Prix will be run in night conditions under floodlights. FP2 was therefore run after dark
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo finishes FP2 in fourth, with Sebastian Vettel 7th
Scuderia Toro Rosso continue top 10 pace
Lotus F1 Team completes significant mileage
Lots of laps on the board for Caterham F1 Team; overall Renault powered cars complete 429 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


4 April 2014
SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 10, Best Time: 1:39.389, Laps: 16
Second Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:35.606, Laps: 30
“It was a solid day for us and we didn't have any problems with the car. We’re still learning a lot in terms of reliability and car set up, so it's important to do laps and not to have any problems.” [Read More!]
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2014 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Our car seems to be working okay on this circuit; it feels like a pretty decent racing car here”
Bahrain International Circuit, Friday April 4

After the heat and humidity of Malaysia, the Formula 1 circus was expecting to be baking in hot sunshine in Bahrain also. But, so far, the air temperatures have been unusually cool – high 20s Celsius rather than high 30s Celsius – and as a result the track temperatures have been significantly lower than expected. [Read More!]
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Bahrian Grand Prix Practice


04.04.14
Objectives: Tyre runs and aero evaluations

FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:39.533 (11th), Felipe Nasr, 1:40.078 (13th)
FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:35.442 (5th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:35.920 (11th) [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice

Bahrain - 04/04/2014
The first practice sessions for the third race of the 2014 season took place today at the Bahrain International Circuit.
With P1 in the mid-afternoon, P2 at 6pm was the first ever Formula One session to be held under floodlights in Bahrain
Most of today's running took place in P2 where conditions were more representative of those for qualifying and the race
Lewis and Nico topped the timesheets today, setting their fastest laps on the medium tyre in P1 and the soft tyre in P2
Nico received a reprimand in the aftermath of the second session for impeding Sergio Pérez [Read More!]
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Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice - Friday, 04.04.2014


Weather: dry, 26-22°C air, 46-26°C track

In the first practice session for the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, for the first time test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde was behind the wheel of the Sauber C33. Although the car was completely new to him, he felt confident and was able to give the team some valuable information about the set-up of the car. In FP2 it was then Esteban Gutiérrez again behind the wheel. For Adrian Sutil the second session ended early due to an empty batterie. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix: Free Practice Report


Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez made the most of today’s practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:38.122 P4 10 laps
FP2: 1:35.998 P13 18 laps [Read More!]
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2014 BAHRAIN GP - FP1 & FP2


Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain - 4th April 2014
Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny, track temp 46° (start) – 33° (end), air temp 25° (start) - 24° (end)
FP2: Dry, twilight / night, track temp 27° (start) - 25° (end), air temp 22° (start) - 21° (end)

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: FRI 1.42.417, 21st / ERI 1.42.711, 22nd
FP2: KOB 1.38.257, 21st / ERI 1.39.136, 22nd [Read More!]
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04 April


Bahrain Grand Prix 2014 - PRACTICE 2



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 28 206.553 1:34.325
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 31 205.757 1:34.690
3 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 28 204.312 1:35.360
4 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 28 204.155 1:35.433
5 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 13 204.136 1:35.442
6 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 21 203.952 1:35.528
7 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 30 203.786 1:35.606
8 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 31 203.713 1:35.640
9 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 22 203.667 1:35.662
10 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 40 203.369 1:35.802
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 9 203.119 1:35.920
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 33 203.009 1:35.972
13 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 18 202.954 1:35.998
14 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 33 202.179 1:36.366
15 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 13 200.936 1:36.962
16 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 35 200.909 1:36.975
17 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 25 200.322 1:37.259
18 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 23 199.624 1:37.599
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 15 199.214 1:37.800
20 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 10 198.308 1:38.247
21 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 33 198.288 1:38.257
22 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 30 196.530 1:39.136

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Bahrain Grand Prix 2014 - PRACTICE 1



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 14 199.823 1:37.502
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 13 199.351 1:37.733
3 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 17 198.903 1:37.953
4 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 10 198.560 1:38.122
5 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 16 197.526 1:38.636
6 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 12 197.232 1:38.783
7 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 15 196.901 1:38.949
8 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 24 196.688 1:39.056
9 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 21 196.597 1:39.102
10 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 16 196.029 1:39.389
11 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 11 195.746 1:39.533
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 26 195.101 1:39.862
13 Felipe Nasr Williams F1 Team 14 194.680 1:40.078
14 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 19 194.044 1:40.406
15 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 20 193.569 1:40.652
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 31 193.299 1:40.793
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 20 193.115 1:40.889
18 Giedo Van der Garde Sauber F1 Team 20 193.069 1:40.913
19 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 24 192.834 1:41.036
20 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 20 191.398 1:41.794
21 Robin Frijns Caterham F1 Team 35 190.234 1:42.417
22 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 21 189.689 1:42.711

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02 April


BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX RACE PREVIEW


FRIDAY 4 - SUNDAY 6 APRIL
SAKHIR, BAHRAIN
RACE 3 OF 19

Having conducted two four-day test sessions at the Bahrain International Circuit in February and March, the Kingdom feels like a second home for the teams in 2014. The weather is always good, but that won't be especially relevant come the race because this event is F1's latest night race. It will start at 1800 local time, so just as in Singapore and Abu Dhabi the drivers will race under floodlights. The layout is defined by four relatively long straights, leading into heavy braking zones. As a result, stability under braking and good traction are vital to a good lap time, as is an efficient DRS system. If it's windy sand from the surrounding desert sometimes gets blown onto the track and that can adversely affect grip levels. But most of the drivers will be aware of that after 10 races at this venue. [Read More!]
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Bahrain grand Prix Preview


Sakhir in numbers :
(with 1 being the easiest, 5 being the most severe)

Internal combustion engine 3
MGU-K 3
MGU-H 3
Battery 3
Fuel consumption 2
Energy recory 3 [Read More!]
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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - Preview


Bahrain - 02/04/2014
Round Three of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Sakhir for Bahrain Grand Prix, held at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Driver / Senior Management Quotes

Lewis Hamilton
It was great to kick-start my season with a win in Malaysia. Taking a one-two was also a fantastic result for the team and I can't wait to see what we can do in Bahrain. I've finished on the podium here a couple of times here but, for one reason or another, I've never managed to get the win. Until last week it was the same story for me with Malaysia, so fingers crossed this can be the year of breaking those cycles! Malaysia was a really busy event for the team and we have a test coming up straight after this weekend's race, so it would be great to give the crew another good result to head home with after a long road trip. We know it's going to be tough to maintain our current form, particularly at a circuit where every team has had so much running time over the winter, but I'll be pushing hard to keep those results coming. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, reviews a convincing performance in Malaysia as we prepare for round three in Bahrain.

Looking back on the Malaysian race, what was your verdict on the team’s performance?
“We always knew that we could be competitive and were capable of fighting with the traditional frontrunners, as Nico demonstrated once again. He's got that huge competitive spirit in him and he's obviously hugely talented. In the wet, in the dry, whatever the tyre compound, he's there. It was sad that we encountered some unexpected issues with Checo's car and that he had to sit out the race, otherwise judging from what Nico did, we could easily have expected a strong double points finish.” [Read More!]
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2014 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix – preview


Formula 1 heads to the desert for round three of the 2014 world championship, but there won’t be any sunshine during this weekend’s Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The event is the latest night race to be added to the calendar, starting under floodlights at 18.00 local time. It’s sure to be an incredible spectacle. [Read More!]
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01 April


Preview - 2014 Gulf Air Grosser Preis von Bahrain


3rd Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 4th to 6th April 2014

Manama/Hinwil, 31st March 2014 – Directly after the race in Sepang, the Sauber F1 Team is travelling to the third round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship taking place from the 4th to 6th April at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will be called into action for the first time this season for FP1 on Friday. Regular driver Esteban Gutiérrez will take over from the second practice session on. Van der Garde will also be at the wheel of the C33 on day two of testing, which will take place from the 8th to 9th April in Bahrain. On day one Sergey Sirotkin will drive the car in order to fullfil the requirements for the super licence. [Read More!]
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