Bahrain
Apr 9

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes fast and reliable in Bahrain test

Lewis Hamilton drives during F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

drives during F1 testing in . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes on the second and final day of the Bahrain F1 test, and the Briton also ran more laps than any other driver as several rivals ran limited mileage.

All teams ran their regular race drivers on Wednesday, with the exception of Sauber (which used Giedo van der Garde), and Williams (which used Felipe Nasr for its tire testing).

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Apr 5

F1: Loss of power costs Alonso in Bahrain qualifying

Driver Fernando Alonso was mystified by the loss of power in his Ferrari during F1 qualifying in Bahrain.

Driver was mystified by the loss of power in his during F1 qualifying in .

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso says he was hampered by a loss of straight-line performance in his Ferrari over the course of qualifying in at Bahrain, which led to him finishing Q3 in a lowly 10th place.

He will start ninth, however, as has a 10-place penalty. sits on the pole, with his Mercedes teammate, , starting alongside him on the front row for the Sunday race.

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Apr 5

F1: Rosberg bests Hamilton to claim pole for Bahrain GP

Nico Rosberg topped teammate Lewis Hamilton to  win the pole for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (Paul Gilham: Getty Images)

topped teammate to win the pole for the Grand Prix. (Paul Gilham: Getty Images)

Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg’s time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide.

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Feb 28

F1: Ricciardo Praises Red Bull Racing’s Preseason Progress

Daniel Ricciardo drives during Day 2 of F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

drives during Day 2 of F1 testing in . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

enjoyed its best day of the season so far in Bahrain as Daniel Ricciardo completed 66 laps and set the third fastest time of the day in a run on soft tires.

While those numbers are encouraging, the distance covered was far below the 100 plus laps managed by five rival teams today, and while fast for today, Ricciardo’s time was still 2.5 seconds off the best lap recorded last week.

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Feb 28

F1: Perez, Force India Set Pace Again In Bahrain

Sergio Perez was fastest on Day 2 of preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

was fastest on Day 2 of preseason testing in . (Photo: Getty Images)

For a second successive day, Sergio Perez topped the times for Force India in Bahrain.

On a day when a lot of teams managed to avoid serious reliability issues, five cars managed to complete over 100 laps, while others enjoyed their best days of the winter thus far. However, it was a less productive day for Lotus and McLaren, with both teams missing out on a lot of running.

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