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"Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen has been given an official reprimand for an infringement when leaving the pitlane during the second Friday practice session ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix"
"It’s always possible. I think it’s most important that we feel good inside the car and then we have a good platform to work from. Obviously now overnight we try and improve and go from there.”"
" There will be a strong development push until the summer shut down. This development push will be the base for next year's package. I think we will surprise some people by the end of the season - probably not winning races but raising the bar of our competitiveness."
"There is a contract for the 2015 race, but not for future seasons. Yes, Monza is a part of F1 history, but they must pay."
"For the 2015 car, our aim has always been for the August break, said Booth. As with arriving in Australia, it is a very aggressive target and will take a lot of achieving."
"In a victory for campaigners, the organisation behind Formula One racing has done a 180-degree policy reversal in the runup to the contentious Bahrain Grand Prix and agreed to formulate a human rights policy."
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) April 17, 2015
— Ian Parkes (@ianparkesf1) April 17, 2015
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Comment of the day
Mercedes may see Ferrari as a threat this weekend, but @peartree isn’t so sure…
Rosberg might have penned the fastest lap today but from my position I can’t see Nico threatening this weekend. Nico is not driving the car right, Lewis looks at ease and the Mercs look good both on qually and race trim.
I can’t see Ferrari threatening, especially considering Ferrari’s setup.
Bahrain was never going to be an easy track for Ferrari regardless of the starting time.
Ferrari have been successful in the past but in this current gen Bahrain is too much of a power track, besides that degradation is not particularly high for the high abrasion surface. There’s only significant loss of tyre life on traction zones. I’m previewing a fight between Williams and Ferrari for the 3rd spot.
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Jenson Button took his second win in the first four races of his McLaren career in the Chinese Grand Prix five years ago today: