Top ten pictures from the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

Robin Frijns, Friday

Robin Frijns impressed on his first appearance in an official F1 test session, outpacing Caterham’s regular driver Marcus Ericsson in the first practice session.

Jules Bianchi, Friday

Jules Bianchi emerges from the Marussia garage. The Malaysia-Bahrain back-to-back races didn’t go well for him – he tangled with rivals in both events, picking up a pair of penalty points for each incident.

Sebastian Vettel, Saturday

Spinning into a gravel trap is not an easy thing to do on modern circuits but the world champion managed it during final practice.

Jenson Button, Bahrain Grand Prix

Traffic lights, rear lights, ERS lights. And, for the first time in Bahrain, 495 tracks lights, which were erected around the circuit to illuminate the newest night race on the F1 calendar.

Fernando Alonso, Saturday

Fernando Alonso coped with a damaged car in Malaysia to qualify an excellent fourth, but in Bahrain he was powerless to make it higher than tenth on a grid, struggling with worsening straight-line speed.

Luca di Montezemolo, Sunday

Luca di Montezemolo held court with the Italian media on Sunday morning to renew his criticism of the new Formula One rules and push Ferrari’s PR line that the change is bad for the sport. But that afternoon’s thrilling race – which Montezemolo left before the end of – did much to undermine his complaints.

Valtteri Bottas, Bahrain Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas hops in.

Bahrain Grand Prix start

Lewis Hamilton’s start was only slightly better than Nico Rosberg’s but it was enough to get him down the inside and through into the lead. Behind him, Felipe Massa made a scorching getaway from seventh to take third place.

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Bahrain Grand Prix

This was the story of the Bahrain Grand Prix – the two Mercedes drivers put on a thrilling contest for victory.

Sergio Perez, Bahrain Grand Prix

Sergio Perez brought joy to Force India in his third start for the team, giving them their first podium finish in over four years.

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9 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix”

  1. Once again a dusk/night race making for some really great photos

    My personal fave was the one where the Mercedes safety-car was ahead of Mercedes #44 car which was ahead of the Mercedes #6 car:

  2. Bianchi’s photo trully beautifull

  3. PEREZ crossing the line!!! <3 <3

  4. The site can’t show me the pictures, because 404 Not Found. What’s the problem?

    1. same here , but there is a solution
      Right click on the pic
      – Copy link address
      – paste and go in a new tab

      1. Thanks the idea! By now, the site already works correctly.

    2. @saubers1 A technical problem yesterday caused this – it should be fixed now, I’ve just checked all the images and they display fine.

      1. Thanks, it works. Very nice and interesting pictures! I like them! :)

  5. Changing the formula to one based on improving energy efficiency and then erecting 495 lights rather than race in the daylight seems a little backwards to me.

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