Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2014 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Bahrain Grand Prix weekend began amid discussion over whether the new rules had spoiled the racing. The grand prix provided the best answer to that, as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put on a thrilling battle for the lead while an equally exciting race unfolded behind them.

Other talking points of the weekend included a growing debate over whether the new rules are forcing drivers to lose too much weight.

Here’s how the Bahrain Grand Prix unfolded on Twitter.

Thursday

The subject of F1 driver weight was a major talking point during the weekend. Adrian Sutil revealed he would attempt the race without a drinks bottle to save weight, while other drivers resisted calls to bring forward a planned increase in the minimum weight limit.

Jean-Eric Vergne later revealed he had been hospitalised between the first two races of the season after he pushed his weight-saving too far:

Friday

Robin Frijns made his practice debut for Caterham.

Frijns drove Kamui Kobayashi’s car during the session and his team mate was kind enough to clean up after him.

Lotus had a laugh at Ferrari’s expense:

A lengthy press conference for technical staff included some sharp disagreement over the merit of the 2014 engine rules.

Saturday

The stewards stepped in to prevent other drivers falling foul of the same kerb as Kimi Raikkonen (and Pastor Maldonado).

The final practice session was hit by a temporary television blackout, while some teams lost their telemetry.

Sunday

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