Thoughts from the Bahrain podium

Sebastian Vettel took a commanding victory in Bahrain on Sunday afternoon. The German spent most of his afternoon with a healthy lead, which at one point was over 30 seconds ahead of second placed Kimi Räikkönen. The podium was completed by Romain Grosjean, presenting a case of Groundhog Day in Bahrain, with the race resulting in ...

Thoughts of the Bahrain Top Three

Thoughts of the Bahrain Top Three
Nico Rosberg somewhat stunned the Formula One paddock by securing pole in Bahrain on Saturday. The Mercedes driver’s time was a 1:32.330, his second career pole and the quickest time recorded for pole in Sakhir. His time was two and a half tenths quicker than fellow German driver Sebastian Vettel, who will start tomorrow’s race ...

Extra tyres pointless if no extra experience

Extra tyres pointless if no extra experience
News emerged earlier in the week that teams running a rookie driver at Friday morning practice sessions would be allocated an extra set of tyres. The initiative, slated to be implemented from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards, and inspired by Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley, would see teams supplied with a set of a ...

Räikkönen on top in mixed bag Bahrain Friday practice

Räikkönen on top in mixed bag Bahrain Friday practice
It was Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg in the morning, and Kimi Räikkönen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in the afternoon. They are the top three in each of Friday’s practice sessions in Bahrain, in what has been a bit of a mixed bag thus far. Räikkönen set the fastest time of the weekend, ...

Ecclestone satisifed with Bahrain Grand Prix

Ecclestone satisifed with Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was in the Formula One paddock on Friday touring the facilities at Sakhir, and was largely satisfied with how the race weekend has been unfolding so far. When asked about the elephant in the room, namely the political instability in the Kingdom, Ecclestone declared that from his standpoint, the situation ...

Ricciardo quietly confident ahead of Bahrain

Ricciardo quietly confident ahead of Bahrain
Daniel Ricciardo was quietly confident about his chances in Bahrain this weekend in the Sakir paddock on Thursday. While still smiling from ear to ear after his seventh place in China, the Australian was keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Ricciardo finished just 1.8 seconds shy of Felipe Massa in Shanghai, with the Brazillian’s ...

Thoughts from the Shanghai podium

Fernando Alonso has taken a solid win for Ferrari on Sunday afternoon in Shanghai. The Spaniard’s win came as a result of an equally solid strategy of tyre use, commanding both the Pirelli rubber and the F138 to take victory. It was a second place start and second place finish for Kimi Raikkonen in his ...

Thoughts of the Shanghai Top Three

Thoughts of the Shanghai Top Three
Qualifying was run on a warm yet pleasant Saturday afternoon in Shanghai. The fickleness of Pirelli’s tyre choices, the medium and soft compounds, had a significant impact on proceedings, where particularly the first part of qualifying saw a lengthy game of brinkmanship and tyre conservation. At the end of it all, Lewis Hamilton edged out ...