2013 Bahrain Grand Prix result

2013 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2013

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 57
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 57 9.111 9.111
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 57 19.507 10.396
4 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 57 21.727 2.220
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 57 35.230 13.503
6 6 Sergio Perez McLaren 57 35.998 0.768
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 57 37.244 1.246
8 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 37.574 0.330
9 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 57 41.126 3.552
10 5 Jenson Button McLaren 57 46.631 5.505
11 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 57 66.450 19.819
12 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 57 72.933 6.483
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 57 76.719 3.786
14 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 57 81.511 4.792
15 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 57 86.364 4.853
16 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 1 lap 1 lap
17 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 56 1 lap 9.763
18 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 56 1 lap 0.590
19 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 56 1 lap 37.213
20 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 56 1 lap 12.284
21 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 2 laps 1 lap
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18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16 41 laps 39 laps Accident

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81 comments on “2013 Bahrain Grand Prix result”

    1. Has there been any other time in the last year and a half that his car has suffered a failure that wasn’t related to a crash? His only other recent bad luck was running into Vettel in Malaysia. Besides that, he and Massa have what must be the fastest, most reliable car on the track with a superb pit team.

    2. Actually only in this race he had bad luck – still good damage limitation from him.

      Maybe he should stop getting under Vettel’s skin because since he’s doing it he’s not having the usual “Alonso luck”.

          1. It wasn’t Vettel’s mistake, he did not see Senna in his mirror because Di Resta was between them. True, Vettel could have been more cautious, but he was ahead of the other 2 at the corner entry and it is pretty clear Senna was never going to pull that move off (outbraking 3 or 4 cars at the same time).
            In my opinion, it was mainly Senna’s fault, and to less extent Vettel’s.

          2. @lajo and @bascb

            I am not going to say whether it was Vettel’s mistake or Senna’s … Because we could go on and on about it without reaching a conclusion…

            What i meant by luck is that he did not suffer any serious damage as a result of that collission and he was even more lucky considering he was facing the wrong way and all the cars behind managed to avoid him…
            Just want to make one thing clear that I am not trying to take anything away from Vettel here, his recovery drive in Brazil was brilliant…

            I just dont get why some people think only Alonso gets lucky… the truth is most of the drivers has had their fare share of good fortune..

      1. @vettel1 What about malaysia , where his team made a horrendous decision for him to stay out on track.Don’t tell me it was his decision , at the heat of the moment you don’t have time to inspect damage in your car and come to logical conclusions , you listen to your team !

        I am so looking forward to more wheel to wheel racing from fernando and vettel together like in the early laps today…

        1. @hamilfan – Alonso drives for the team and the team made a suicidal error on strategy – if they had even been watching the feed, they’d have seen a failure was imminent.

          So no, it was not “bad luck” as Alonso caused the collision and Ferrari failed to pit him. Luck was not involved in that insistence, it was by his and his team’s doing.

          1. @vettel1 I think if your team is suicidal in either the pits or strategy or communication, it still counts as bad luck.For example ,Mclaren need years of research to get pitstops right over 3 straight races. Unfortunately , it was not something he could defy either . If you have a broken wing , and don’t pit ,you are a sitting duck. So , I’d say bad luck .

        2. @hamilfan, whether its a bad call by the team or by the driver, that is NOT bad luck. Its a mistake. And a stupid one at it in Malaysia when just about 80% of casual viewers expected the wing to come loose just from the TV images.

          1. It’s alonso’s bad luck as I am sure he did not make the decision. Ferrari made a blunder to risk a few places . He agreed to the decision as he did not know the extent of damage . Do you think had he seen images , he wouldn’t have pit ?
            Again it’s a team blunder similar to pitstop fumbles . Call it bad luck or not , its not in the driver’s hands

        3. his team made a horrendous decision for him to stay out on track.Don’t tell me it was his decision

          As more and more of such incidents happen to Alonso, I’m getting more and more convinced that it largely boils down to the image Alonso built of himself during his time at Ferrari. The super hero, the Samurai, the magic man who wins championships with an awful car, the know-it-all genius, the perfect driver who never makes mistakes, he has bad luck instead.
          And it seems he did too a good of a job, because now not only his fans, but his team too believes all that crap and are now lacking the self confidence to even think of questioning his opinion/assessment, even in situations when they should just tell him what to do since they are in the position to be able to make a decision, still they seem to be relying on the driver (do you want to pit? no? OK, you are dragging your wing on the tarmac, one pylon is broken in two but no problem, if you think, just stay out for 3 more laps).

  1. Vettel was just so much faster than everybody else today! Great first lap (except from initially with Rosberg’s quite vicious but fair defence) and then just cruised off into the distance. Job done.

    1. Nothing exceptional really except the manouvre to pass Alonso. Gap was more because of other cars getting caught up than Vettel’s “finesse” .

        1. Fastest laps suggest that Alonso had at least equal pace to Vettel, hell, he was able to match the front runners’ pace despite driving the entire lap with an open DRS. Though it didn’t really matter at the end, really annoyed by what happened, he easily could’ve finished 2nd today.

          1. @kingshark, @vettel1 Surely this is Red Bull track.(while China was Ferrari, Lotus track) after just a week nobody can be so stronger or weaker. We saw fairly competitiveness of Lotus and Ferrari so the trend is not that changed. I hoped Alonso for win but at the end of the day, I don’t he would have been able to challenge Vettel today. Still podium should have been easy one unless silly glitch.

    1. Really? I thought it was pretty off-color and very embarassing. he could have just said they tokens were personal things from his Oma and left it at that. Espcially after he makes some odd though ostensibly positive statements about his female team member who was on the podium (she takes care of the boys? What, is she the nanny?). Defintely seems like he tries too hard to be a tough bro sometimes.

      1. He’s not a native English speaker, I think he just couldn’t express himself correctly. For me it looked like he meant to say can’t do that because he does not have the flexibility of a woman. I’m sure he didn’t mean anything sexist.
        Anyway, I agree that it’s too much silliness of him on the podium/interviews.

      1. I was killing time, playing “fantasy F1 team” with some friends recently and we all chose (argued about) our favourite pairs of drivers. But we all forgot Vettel. He’s a 3-time WDC and we forgot about him… why? We’re not haters, we’re just not moved by him. He’s not exciting. It ended up being a discussion about anonymous drivers across the four decades we’ve been watching F1. Good fun.

  2. Vettel was great today, and i am really laughing at the comments trying to diminish his win.
    Hamilton from 9th to 5th, Rosberg 1st to 9th. I think we can see who is the number one here.
    Great drives from Di Resta, Perez, Kimi and Grosjean.

      1. @joshua-mesh

        Vettel1 Cool story bro.

        Old and dead, old and dead.

        I don’t like Alonso and I make that quite clear, but I never criticised him in China because he did everything right. I criticised the stupid decision that was made in Malaysia and how he hit Vettel, but that was entirely just and was a general consensus even among the most diehard of Alonso fans.

        1. I don’t like Vettel, not a bit. I should probably support him since he is from a town 20km from where I live (or WAS from there, since he decided his taxes should go to some other place but most drivers do that so who cares) and raced him in karts (once, and he didn’t only beat me, he humiliated me and pretty much everyone else that day) but I just can’t.
          But when he wins I just try to keep my mouth shut and accept it and try to focus on taking the fight to him again next race and thats what I think all those who don’t have anything constructive to say should do, too.

          1. @bananarama fair enough! I’m also having problems with the reply button for some reason…

            About the racing with Vettel though, I am majorly jealous of you! I don’t do much karting, but I would be surprised even if I did to be against Di Resta (the nearest driver geographically to me, unless he too lives in Monaco?)

          2. look you don’t have to excuse yourself, its very normal to hate on vettel. Very successful no doubt, but success does not buy you cool. Maybe hate is a strong word ok well Vettel is just not cool then. Kimi can be considered as one of the coolest if not the coolest drivers of the lot – well Vettel is just his geeky friend :)

          3. @bananarama “But when he wins I just try to keep my mouth shut and accept it and try to focus on taking the fight to him again next race ” …Now that sounds as if you are racing him ? :P

            Yep , I agree . I will like him if not for his tantrums and attitude . He is just repulsive . Don’t mistake me its not because of his nationality or something. I find it strange considering I adored schumacher in his ferrari days . But, after 2006 monaco , I lost all respect for him . If Alonso does not win this year , he cannot win at all .

    1. @edmarques

      Yes, it was a great drive by Vettel… and the others you mentioned also had a good race…. But I see certain 2 time champion missing from your list of good drivers today ..seems intentional :)… Thought he drove a damn good race considering the problems he had and the extra stop he had to make because of that…

      1. I think you are missing the point here. I like Alonso, I don’t like Vettel. But not recognizing Vettel’s talent is idiotic, to say the least. Alosno was great today, of course, but i will not overestimate his talents, a thing that’s happening these days along with the hate on Vettel.
        For me the other were better than him today.

        1. @edmarques

          I agree with you on the point about people not recognizing Vettel’s talents… You dont win 3 WDC if you are nt bloody good…

          I disagree with the comment on Alonso though.. I thought he drove very well considering the issues he had… which is nt over estimating his talent but just acknowledging a good shift he put in…

    2. Not a very big fan of Vettel, but he put that work in to get into the lead. I didn’t see all of the race but I was amazed to see him put and back out ahead of Kimi. That was speed in hand, also look at Mark, nowhere near this time, gotta see highlights but I think he may get driver of the weekend for this one.

    3. Lewis may be better than Rosberg, but this race is not the one to prove that. They endured different circimstances. As already pointed out, it seems Rosberg’s car was get up to get that pole in quali, whilst Lewis’s was setup for race pace. Also Lewis was nowhere until “something” happened to his car after the 2nd pitstop to give him better balance and pace. He alluded it was something probably reset the wrong way when they changed the gearbox and rebuilt the suspension.

      1. Rosberg couldn’t handle the rubber, simple thing. Hamilton growed through the race, driving a consistent race (consistent year for him). Last week Hamilton’s car was also “up to get the pole” and he finished 3rd.

  3. I am the only one who hated the last lap coverage of the race from FOM? We barely saw Hamilton & Webber’s battle – and then we completely missed Webber & Perez! Just to watch Vettel cruise around, I think that is a joke. Fair enough show him taking the flag, but not the rest! Just not sure why we need to see the Red Bull pit crew sitting there!

      1. @npf1: That won’t happen. At least not as long as Carlos Slim keeps pumping cash in Sauber’s direction. Without the mexican capital, I honestly don’t see how Sauber could be able to gather enough money for a competitive season in F1, so it looks like they’re stuck with Gutierrez, I’m afraid. And a VERY bad car and probably a very frustrated no.1 driver, soon, to top it all off nicely.

  4. -Same podium as last year.
    -Like last year, somebody didn’t leave the space for Alonso.
    -Although I’m a Di Resta detractor, his drive was good.
    -Vettel’s overtaking was absolutely incredible.
    -I didn’t really like Perez’s very late defensive moves but he was being hard and fair.

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