2012 Bahrain Grand Prix result

2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 57
2 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 57 3.333 3.333
3 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 57 10.194 6.861
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 57 38.788 28.594
5 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 57 55.460 16.672
6 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 57 57.543 2.083
7 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 57.803 0.260
8 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 57 58.984 1.181
9 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 57 64.999 6.015
10 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 57 71.490 6.491
11 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 57 72.702 1.212
12 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 57 76.539 3.837
13 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 57 90.334 13.795
14 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 93.723 3.389
15 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 1 lap 1 lap
16 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 56 1 lap 14.039
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 56 1 lap 11.187
18 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 2 laps 1 lap
19 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 55 2 laps 158.252
20 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 55 2 laps 30.613
21 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 55 2 laps 0.596
22 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 54 3 laps 1 lap
Not classified
18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 25 32 laps 29 laps Puncture
25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 24 33 laps 1 lap Engine

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52 comments on 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix result

  1. Justinas M (@justinas-m) said on 22nd April 2012, 15:32

    Talking of Vettel. Under the new rules, are the racers allowed to stop their cars straight after the finish? If not, is Vettel gonna be punished?

  2. Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 22nd April 2012, 15:34

    That Lotus is on song, just wait till the team get tighter, wiser and get their strategies right. Good drives from Seb, Kimi, Romain and DIR.

  3. Brownerboy (@brownerboy) said on 22nd April 2012, 15:51

    McLaren have no one but themselves to blame for that Result. Those two bad Stops lost lewis around 14 Seconds, and that was about 5th. And because of this they’ve lost their Constructors lead, aswell as Lewis and Jensons 1-2 in the wdc. I hope you’re happy with your selves McLaren

    • more like 20+ seconds

      first 2 pit stops where 12 seconds each (9 if you minus the normal pit time) then the 3rd pit stop was 5 seconds.

      • Harry said on 22nd April 2012, 16:16

        The punishment was compounded by track position. Both times he came out after people he had already overtaken.

  4. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 22nd April 2012, 16:07

    Yes, by far the best Bahrain GP, although 2006 comes as next best but not close enough.

    Vettel once again pulled away at the start. He really has the skills to nail it straightaway while others are finding the balance. He drove calmly even when Kimi was hounding him.

    Great drive by Kimi. My Driver of the Day. Romain was fantastic. This was coming looking at his pace in the last 3 races. It was only the execution that he needed to hit right and yes, he did.

    Rosberg was far too aggressive. One move is allowed but a swipe across at such a steep angle is not acceptable. Not once but thrice he repeated the same thing. On the 3rd swipe which was on Alonso, he kept his ground in spite knowing that Alonso was off the track. He didn’t allowed him to come back on track for about a good 3 seconds. Poor driving.

    McLarens, especially Hamilton was very unlucky today. He lost about 15 secs in the pits which resulted in him getting stuck behind slower cars and on top of that McLarens seemed to lack straightline speeds. Their pitstops were horrendous. 4 pitstop errors in 3 races. How poor can you get? In spite having a race winning car, their execution is horrible and has already cost them many points in this season.

    Massa impressed me today. He kept Alonso honest for most of the race but with Alonso pitting 1-2 laps earlier and such a tight field, he lost out. I hope he continues his progress.

  5. SafirXP said on 22nd April 2012, 16:56

    A McLaren & Lewis fan but it was the best Bahrain GP I’ve witnessed. Not a big fan of DRS, but it did help make this race more entertaining than it usually is. Very, very happy with Kimi’s result!

    Waiting to see the results of the stewards inquiry. Nico’s move was really awful, both times. Glad Lewis kept is mouth shut & drove at a fairly controlled pace. McLaren’s got a lot of work to do in the coming days… sigh..

  6. Luka_MP4 (@mr-mp4) said on 22nd April 2012, 17:11

    What happened to Pic?

  7. Dizzy said on 22nd April 2012, 19:12

    schumacher very critical of the pirelli tyres –

    there was some critisism of them on skys post race from brundle & hill.

    have to say i agree with them, i want to see cars racing hard & not cruising about saving tyres.
    also feel the amount of marbles these tyres throw off is affecting races negatively, kimi said on sky that he didnt pull out more to pass vettel in turn 1 because he would have got the tyres dirty on the marbles.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd April 2012, 19:31

      I have a quote here from Raikkonen which says “I only had one chance to overtake Sebastian (Vettel) and unfortunately I chose the wrong side to try and get past”. Sounds to me like he’d have been happy to send one up the inside on the marbles, he just chose to go the other side.

      I do wonder if drivers use marbles as a bit of an excuse some times. We saw some great off-line passes this weekend. Check out Esteban Gutierrez’s pass at turn 11 on the last lap of the GP2 feature race, for example.

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