2014 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Who will win the Bahrain Grand Prix?

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Votes: 7 5.1%
  • Daniel Ricciardo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    Votes: 68 50.0%
  • Nico Rosberg

    Votes: 33 24.3%
  • Fernando Alonso

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Kimi Raikkonen

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Jenson Button

    Votes: 6 4.4%
  • Kevin Magnussen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Felipe Massa

    Votes: 6 4.4%
  • Valtteri Bottas

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Nico Hulkenberg

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Sergio Perez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jean-Eric Vergne

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Daniil Kvyat

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Adrian Sutil

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Esteban Gutierrez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pastor Maldonado

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Romain Grosjean

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kamui Kobayashi

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Marcus Ericsson

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Jules Bianchi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Max Chilton

    Votes: 5 3.7%

  • Total voters
    136
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Howard

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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

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I really hope Perez, Ricciardo, and Maldonado find some luck this weekend. It's really depressing to hear about these three so far.
 

Bram Hengeveld

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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
 

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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...
 

Jimlaad43

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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...
No, the weather reports were suggesting that Wednesday was going to be rainy.
 

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I don't find the track boring at all to be honest.

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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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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Williams will be in great shape this weekend.
They had the best fuel consumption of any Merc powered team last weekend.

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.
 

Chris Jenkins

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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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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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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.
 

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

Jimlaad43

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

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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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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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