Top ten pictures from the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne high-tailed it to Bahrain when it became clear Fernando Alonso would not be allowed to race.

Nico Hulkenberg

Friday’s final practice session was headline in unusually cool conditions.

Daniel Ricciardo

A stunning qualifying lap by Daniel Ricciardo earned him fifth place on the grid.

Lewis Hamilton

Dedicated follower of fashion Lewis Hamilton turned up in Bahraini garb on race day morning.

Sebastian Vettel

Sunday was a short day at the office for Sebastian Vettel – his Ferrari gave up on the formation lap


Nico Rosberg took the lead while Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas tried to occupy the same piece of asphalt

Carlos Sainz Jnr

One lap later Carlos Sainz Jnr’s race was ruined at the same corner by Sergio Perez – spot the puncture

Felipe Massa

Sparks flew as Felipe Massa went wheel-to-wheel with Daniil Kvyat

Esteban Gutierrez

It just got better for Romain Grosjean and Haas but team mate Esteban Gutierrez retired with a braking problem after making an excellent start

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg celebrated his fifth consecutive grand prix victory and first triumph in Bahrain

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5 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix”

  1. ”Sparks flew as Felipe Massa went wheel-to-wheel with Ricciardo” – The RBR driver alongside Massa on the photo is Kvyat, not Ricciardo.

    1. That’s true. Even though Ricciardo overtook Massa twice in the race, in this one was Kvyat, probably on the last lap.

    2. Thanks – changed it.

  2. I was always told during my time living in the Gulf (a 5 year period that ended in the middle of last year) it was illegal to wear GGC national dress if you weren’t a GCC national. Seems an exception is able to be made if you are a three time world champion.

  3. Very nice pictures again. Thanks for them!

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