F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer casts his eye over the technical changes on the cars at Bahrain. Last year the leading cars were often within a few hundredths of a second of each other. But in the first race of this year Fernando Alonso’s fastest lap was a second quicker than anyone else’s and … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix technical review
Find all the F1 Fanatic Bahrain Grand Prix coverage in one place below – from the first sight of the 2010 season’s new cars through to detailed analysis of how every driver fared in Sunday’s race.
If the point of the new course at Bahrain was to give us a greater appreciation of the old track it worked. I didn’t hear many people have a positive word to say about the new layout. But the organisers claimed the new loop was designed to improve overtaking opportunities – at which it failed … Continue reading Which track should Bahrain use in 2011?
Michael Schumacher was overshadowed by team mate Nico Rosberg on his return to F1. Elsewhere Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton drew first blood as they began a new season alongside highly competitive team mates. Yesterday we got our first glimpse of how many of the intriguing team mate battles will play out in 2010. Take … Continue reading Rosberg surprises against Schumacher (Bahrain Grand Prix team mate battles)
Fernando Alonso emulated Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen and Nigel Mansell by winning on his debut for Ferrari. The win means he is now among the top ten drivers who have won the most F1 races. And it was a return to form for the red cars who recorded their first one-two finish since 2008. Here’s the stats … Continue reading 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix stats and facts
The start of a new F1 season usually takes place against the scenic background of Albert Park in Melbourne. This year Australia was swapped for the sand dunes of Bahrain, which were brightened up by F1’s colourful 2010 grid. Here’s a collection of pictures from the race.
The ban on refuelling gave the race a very different structure to what we saw in 2009, with almost every car one-stopping. For several drivers that meant a frustrating day stuck behind rivals, unable to get close enough to try a pass.
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’58.287 2 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’59.393 1.106 3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’59.487 1.200 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’59.560 1.273 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’59.732 1.445 6 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’59.833 1.546 7 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’59.906 1.619 8 Jaime … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix fastest laps
Fernando Alonso won the Bahrain Grand Prix on his first appearance for Ferrari. He took the lead from pole sitter Sebastian Vettel, who was struck by an exhaust failure while leading.
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Review the Bahrain Grand Prix live blog below. Bahrain Grand Prix Pre-race notes Both Ferraris have had precautionary engine changes. They will not lose places on the grid. Weather expected to remain hot and dry, air temperature in the mid-30s. Useful links Bahrain Grand Prix grid Track map Live F1 video FAQ Live F1 timing
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 49 3 2 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 49 16.099 16.099 2 3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 49 23.182 7.083 4 4 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 49 38.799 15.617 1 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 49 40.213 1.414 5 6 3 Michael … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix result
Championship standings after the Bahrain Grand Prix Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Fernando Alonso 25 2 Felipe Massa 18 3 Lewis Hamilton 15 4 Sebastian Vettel 12 5 Nico Rosberg 10 6 Michael Schumacher 8 7 Jenson Button 6 8 Mark Webber 4 9 Vitantonio Liuzzi 2 10 Rubens Barrichello 1 11 Nico H?â??lkenberg … Continue reading Championship standings after Bahrain
Can Sebastian Vettel start 2010 the way he ended 2009 – with a win? He’ll have to keep the fastest Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso behind him for 49 laps of the punishing Bahrain circuit. And the F10s are expected to have an advantage over Vettel’s car on race pace.
F1 has its largest grid in 15 years for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The last race with as many as 24 cars on the grid was the 1995 Pacific Grand Prix. Here are the times from all three parts of qualifying in full: Pos. # Driver Car Q1 Q2 Q3 1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red … Continue reading 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix grid
The drivers had to get used to a busier track in the first qualifying session of the year with 24 cars in action at Bahrain. Here are pictures from today’s qualifying session.
Sebastian Vettel will start the first race of the year from pole position after heading qualifying for Red Bull. He needed just one run at the end of Q3 to displace the Ferrari duo at the front of the field. But Michael Schumacher could only manage seventh on his return to F1.
Review the Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying live blog below. Qualifying – Bahrain Grand Prix Useful links Track map Live F1 video FAQ Live F1 timing McLaren’s live dashboard
A third different car headed the third practice session ahead of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso lapped the extended Bahrain circuit in 1’54.099 to head the times by almost three-tenths of a second. Nico Rosberg, fastest in yesterday’s session, was second for Mercedes.
Review the Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice 3 live blog below. Free practice 3 – Bahrain Grand Prix Useful links Track map Live F1 video FAQ Live F1 timing