Lewis Hamilton said he had been struggling to pull together clean laps until his final effort in qualifying which claimed pole position.
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap ever seen at a Bahrain Grand Prix weekend to claim pole position for the second race of 2016.
Lewis Hamilton led another Mercedes one-two in qualifying ahead of the two Ferrari drivers and Daniel Ricciardo.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in final practice, relegating the two Mercedes drivers to third and fourth.
The headline times painted a picture of overwhelming Mercedes superiority at the end of the first day of practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. But the situation may not be quite so one-sided.
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The second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix saw another Mercedes one-two headed by Nico Rosberg – but there was a surprise in third place.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix but rivals Ferrari appeared to be concealing their pace.
Formula One drivers have reacted with disappointment to the decision not to drop the unpopular elimination qualifying format ahead of this weekend’s race.
Nico Rosberg claimed first blood in Australia. But his team mate won the last two Bahrain Grands Prix and Ferrari are poised to strike.
Pictures from the build-up to the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Disagreement over Formula One’s qualifying rules and plans to overhaul car design in 2017 are among the drivers’ concerns according to Nico Rosberg.
Fernando Alonso confirmed a rib fracture has kept him from competing in this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix and the injury could also rule him out of the next race in China.
Formula One has never needed to use wet weather tyres at any of the 11 previous Bahrain Grand Prix. But if the cars were running today they would probably need them.
The Bahrain International Circuit is holding its 12th round of the world championship this year. Here’s what the drivers have to say about the track.
Fernando Alonso will start the second race of 2016 with a completely new Honda power unit after his original one was severely damaged in his Australian Grand Prix crash.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff isn’t holding out hope F1’s new elimination qualifying system will be more successful in Bahrain than it was in Australia.
Don’t miss any of the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action, plus the IndyCar and Formula E races.