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2014 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1 Race Comments' started by Howard, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Sebastian Vettel

    7 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Daniel Ricciardo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Lewis Hamilton

    68 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. Nico Rosberg

    33 vote(s)
    24.3%
  5. Fernando Alonso

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  6. Kimi Raikkonen

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. Jenson Button

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  8. Kevin Magnussen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Felipe Massa

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Valtteri Bottas

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  11. Nico Hulkenberg

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  12. Sergio Perez

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Jean-Eric Vergne

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  14. Daniil Kvyat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Adrian Sutil

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Esteban Gutierrez

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Pastor Maldonado

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Romain Grosjean

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Kamui Kobayashi

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  20. Marcus Ericsson

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  21. Jules Bianchi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Max Chilton

    5 vote(s)
    3.7%
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  1. Howard

    Howard
    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    Welcome to the 2014 F1 Bahrain GP discussion thread.

    Here you can preview the upcoming Grand Prix weekend and discuss practice and qualification sessions, and of course the race on Sunday.

    In the attached poll, try to predict the race winner.

    2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Preview
    Official preview by Cassie-Nunn Price

    Friday 04 April
    12:00 – 13:30 Practice 1
    16:00 – 17:30 Practice 2


    Saturday 05 April
    13:00 – 14:00 Practice 3
    16:00 Qualifying


    Sunday 06 April
    16:00 Race - Live updates

    2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Articles
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    Bahrain Grand Prix in recent years
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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2014
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  2. I really hope Perez, Ricciardo, and Maldonado find some luck this weekend. It's really depressing to hear about these three so far.
     
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  3. Mohameddo-san

    Mohameddo-san
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Waiting for Red Bull to dominate in 3...2...1...
     
  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Ready for the mo$t boring track and race of the year. Glad we can get thi$ over with after next week.

    Oh and Rosberg will take his revenge and win. Hulkenberg 3rd :D
     
  5. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    But Spain doesn't happen for another 5 weeks.
     
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  6. I don't find the track boring at all to be honest.

    Also, Giedo van der Garde posted a tweet 30 minutes ago saying how they did the track walk and there was "crazy wind and rain" :confused:

    Imagine if we could have a wet Bahrain Grand Prix...

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, maybe it was his late April Fool's joke...
     
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  7. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    No, the weather reports were suggesting that Wednesday was going to be rainy.
     
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  8. Me too. It's a great track. With four long straights it's going to play into the teams with Mercedes power for sure. So I'd expect strong results for Force India and especially Williams this weekend.
     
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  9. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Williams will be in great shape this weekend.
    They had the best fuel consumption of any Merc powered team last weekend.
     
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  10. And yet they still struggled with race pace. Why do you think it will be different this time? Serious question.

    Perhaps because less downforce is required? Could be a theory. They might end up 3rd and 4th.
     
  11. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    There's 4 straights in Bahrain.
    Williams were quickest in the speed trap and used the least fuel in Malaysia.

    All combined puts them in good shape.
     
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  12. I think the Williams is just bad in wet conditions, so they qualified behind slower cars (in dry conditions) and spent the whole race having to overtake. Bottas pace in Melbourne was probably the second best, but he had to come back from 15th and then he hit the wall.

    They might get in the podium here. A win is inlikely unless both Mercs retire from the race.
     
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  13. Milos

    Milos
    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    :roflmao: Rain in Bahrain :roflmao:
     
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  14. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Williams have had an advantage that the wet qualifying sessions have made impossible to convert into results. Seeing as all the teams have been testing here, a fully dry weekend would be good, but we'll need some wet races later.
     
  15. Dux

    Dux
    The 1st MK Formula 1 rFactor Sim-Racing Champion Premium Member

    I am curious how much Vettel cut from the gap of the Mercedes
     
  16. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Williams have got 2 Brazilians in Practice 1 - Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr. Enjoy that one Crofty
     
  17. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Watching FP2 now and unsurprisingly the engines sound like crap during night time as well. Really not enjoying F1 anymore like I used to do.
     
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  18. Emerson Meyer

    Emerson Meyer
    Keep Fighting Premium Member

    Mercedes 1-2... (i'm a genius :D)
     
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  19. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Remarkable initial reaction of Hamilton on the question how he feels about MSC's condition. "What are you talking about".

    Obviously not informed and super focused on his own performance, very good.
     
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  20. Bahrain looks epic under the lights.
     
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