Find all the F1 Fanatic Bahrain Grand Prix coverage in one place below – from the first sight of the 2010 season’s new cars through to detailed analysis of how every driver fared in Sunday’s race.
If the point of the new course at Bahrain was to give us a greater appreciation of the old track it worked. I didn’t hear many people have a positive word to say about the new layout. But the organisers claimed the new loop was designed to improve overtaking opportunities – at which it failed … Continue reading Which track should Bahrain use in 2011?
Michael Schumacher was overshadowed by team mate Nico Rosberg on his return to F1. Elsewhere Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton drew first blood as they began a new season alongside highly competitive team mates. Yesterday we got our first glimpse of how many of the intriguing team mate battles will play out in 2010. Take … Continue reading Rosberg surprises against Schumacher (Bahrain Grand Prix team mate battles)
Fernando Alonso emulated Kimi Raikkonen and Nigel Mansell by winning on his debut for Ferrari. The win means he is now among the top ten drivers who have won the most F1 races. And it was a return to form for the red cars who recorded their first one-two finish since 2008. Here’s the stats … Continue reading 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix stats and facts
The start of a new F1 season usually takes place against the scenic background of Albert Park in Melbourne. This year Australia was swapped for the sand dunes of Bahrain.
The ban on refuelling gave the race a very different structure to what we saw in 2009, with almost every car one-stopping. For several drivers that meant a frustrating day stuck behind rivals, unable to get close enough to try a pass.
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’58.287 2 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’59.393 1.106 3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’59.487 1.200 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’59.560 1.273 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’59.732 1.445 6 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’59.833 1.546 7 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’59.906 1.619 8 Jaime … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps
Fernando Alonso won the Bahrain Grand Prix on his first appearance for Ferrari. He took the lead from pole sitter Sebastian Vettel, who was struck by an exhaust failure while leading.
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Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 49 3 2 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 49 16.099 16.099 2 3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 49 23.182 7.083 4 4 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 49 38.799 15.617 1 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 49 40.213 1.414 5 6 3 Michael … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix result
Can Sebastian Vettel start 2010 the way he ended 2009 – with a win? He’ll have to keep the fastest Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso behind him for 49 laps of the punishing Bahrain circuit. And the F10s are expected to have an advantage over Vettel’s car on race pace.
The drivers had to get used to a busier track in the first qualifying session of the year with 24 cars in action at Bahrain. Here are pictures from today’s qualifying session.
Sebastian Vettel will start the first race of the year from pole position after heading qualifying for Red Bull. He needed just one run at the end of Q3 to displace the Ferrari duo at the front of the field. But Michael Schumacher could only manage seventh on his return to F1. Q1 It was … Continue reading Vettel holds back Ferrari charge for pole
A third different car headed the third practice session ahead of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso lapped the extended Bahrain circuit in 1’54.099 to head the times by almost three-tenths of a second. Nico Rosberg, fastest in yesterday’s session, was second for Mercedes.
The second practice session at Bahrain brought further evidence of Ferrari’s long-run pace but Mercedes and McLaren are up there with the on one-lap performance. We look set for an entertaining qualifying session tomorrow. Here’s how all the teams got on in second practice today:
New drivers, new teams, new cars – see the F1 field in action in the first two practice sessions of 2010 at Bahrain.
Adrian Sutil was fastest in the first practice session at Bahrain but Felipe Massa impressed with his consistency in the Ferrari. Here’s a look at the data from free practice 1.
Mercedes power remained on top of the times sheets in the second practice session at Bahrain but this time it was the works Mercedes team that headed the times. Nico Rosberg was fastest of all followed by three more Mercedes-powered runners: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button.
Adrian Sutil put Force India at the top of the times sheets at following free practice one at Bahrain. Ferrari and McLaren also headed the times during the 90-minute session with Fernando Alonso ending the session second quickest ahead of the man who replaced him at Renault, Robert Kubica.
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