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Apr 6

Bahrain Grand Prix Notebook: Mercedes Sweeps Weekend

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg celebrate with their team after finishing one-two in the Bahrain GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg celebrate with their team after finishing one-two in the Bahrain GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hamilton Savors Fabulous Bahrain GP Win

Lewis Hamilton called his brilliant Bahrain GP win one of the best of his career after he just managed to outfox teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton snuck past the pole man at the start, and survived a series of attacks from Rosberg, who was handed a second chance when the safety car cut the gap before the final sprint to the flag.

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

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 Formula One at Bahrain, which led to him finishing Q3 in a lowly 10th place.

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

Apr 4

F1: Mercedes Teammates Set Pace In Both Friday Practices

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes further demonstrated its early-season dominance by outpacing its rivals in Friday’s practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014.

Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in both sessions, the second of which was held under lights for the first time at the Bahrain International Circuit, which has switched to being a night race.

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Apr 3

Formula 1 by hundreds: A pattern of controversy

 

Juan Pablo Montoya, Jenson Button and Alex Yoong were just a few of the names who crashed in turn three of the 2003 Brazilian GP. (Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Juan Pablo Montoya, Jos Verstappen and Jenson Button were just a few of the names who crashed in turn three of the 2003 Brazilian GP, the 700th official Formula 1 race. (Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

This weekend’s Formula 1 race at Bahrain will be the 900th official F1 race. Although that may seem like just a number, looking back at Grand Prix No. 700 and No. 800, there seems to be some element of excitement and controversy during these hundred-race celebrations.

Apr 3

Bahrain Notebook: Hamilton relaxed; others ready to chase

Lewis Hamilton still smiling Thursday, four days after his Malaysian GP win. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton still smiling Thursday, four days after his Malaysian GP win. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Romain Grosjean provide their perspectives heading into round three of the 2014 Formula 1 season at Bahrain and how they think their seasons have been progressing so far.