Tag Archive: Bahrain Grand Prix

Apr 10

Jean Todt has vowed to “think about” some of Red Bull’s criticisms of the current rules

Todt to ‘think about’ rule changes – Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (12) That is the claim of the reigning world champion team’s Dr Helmut Marko, who said one of his concerns was how harshly Daniel Ricciardo was punished following the pitstop incident in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bahrain ‘bland’ until late safety car – Marko

Dr Helmut Marko is not convinced Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix was a F1 thriller.

2014-03-02_0014 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton After all the carping about the radical 2014 rules having turned F1 into ‘formula yawn’, Bahrain was hailed as a timely and highly-entertaining spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Hamilton claims ‘document’ helped Rosberg catch up

When the German arrived in Bahrain, he was handed a “big document”

Rosberg-Hamilton - photo Getty Images Lewis Hamilton claims teammate Nico Rosberg improved between the Malaysian and Bahrain grand prix by studying his data. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Only F1 noise will change – Todt

“We’re examining this problem with the three engine manufacturers”

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images When it comes to engine noise, most F1 players are open to turning up the volume of the turbo V6s. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff


2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Montezemolo left track during Bahrain thriller

“Seeing a Ferrari so slow on the straight gives me great pain”

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo did not wait to see Ferrari’s drivers collect the dregs of the points in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Sticky: Formula One teams Bahrain Grand Prix free practice report

Gulf Air Grosser Preis von Bahrain Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Bahrain International Circuit.

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Apr 04

Marko relieved to have ‘fair’ Australian at Red Bull

“I am pleased with my performance so far” – Ricciardo

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo - Dr Helmut Marko Dr Helmut Marko has hailed the start of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull tenure by slamming his predecessor, Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Hamilton ‘unbeatable when focused’ – Lauda

“When Lewis is fully focused on his work, he is almost unbeatable.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Sticky: Formula One teams Bahrain Grand Prix preview

Gulf Air Grosser Preis von Bahrain Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Bahrain International Circuit.

 

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Apr 02

Security plans in place for Bahrain GP

Bahrain is planning tight security for this weekend’s formula one race.

2014-03-02 - Lotus F1 Team Bahrain 2 “The plans will be implemented based on our studies and the experience gained during the events of previous years,” said the Sakhir circuit’s head of security, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Red Bull vows to ‘prove’ case in April 14 appeal

The FIA warned not only Red Bull but also other teams

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo - Tony HawkRed Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification will take place in Paris a week after the Bahrain grand prix, the FIA announced late on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Williams on Tuesday finally confirmed long speculation Rob Smedley is joining the British team.

Smedley joins Massa at Williams

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa It has been a poorly-kept paddock secret that the 40-year-old, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa as race engineer at Ferrari, was set to follow his Brazilian colleague and friend to Williams this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Bahrain to be ‘twilight’ race in 2014 – Whitmarsh

“I think they are going to call it a twilight race”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Romain Grosjean 08Floodlights have been installed at the venue of the Bahrain grand prix, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Todt rival Ward could oppose Bahrain GP

“I am doing this entirely for my own reasons”

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Jean Todt’s rival FIA presidential candidate has announced he would consider dropping the highly controversial Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Bahrain to be night race in 2014 – reports

“There are pros and cons to doing it.”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Kimi Raikkonen 07Bahrain will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a formula one host by staging next year’s race under lights. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Melbourne admits loss of season open date likely

Melbourne is happy with the mid-March slot

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07Melbourne has all but confirmed news it has lost its status as the opening race on the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Bahrain stance triggered F1 doctor’s exit

“Some people just didn’t like my ways.”

Gary HartsteinGary Hartstein, F1’s former doctor, claims his stance about the controversial Bahrain grand prix led to his departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Perez denies apologising to Button

“I didn’t apologise to him, because I didn’t think it was necessary”

2013-04-20 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Sergio Perez 01Sergio Perez has denied apologising to Jenson Button, after the McLaren teammates clashed in the recent Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Pirelli still investigating Hamilton tyre failure

Damaged tyre was taken to Pirelli’s headquarters for a forensic investigation

Lewis Hamilton - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Pirelli is conducting a detailed investigation into the cause of Lewis Hamilton’s tyre failure in Bahrain last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Webber eyes ‘few more years’ on grid

“I’m still hungry, I still want to do well”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (4)Mark Webber has cooled speculation he is on the verge of quitting formula one by insisting he is still “hungry” for success. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Bahrain could stage 2014 race under lights

“I don’t see any problems” – Ecclestone

2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Jenson Button 05Bahrain could celebrate its tenth anniversary as a formula one host by staging next year’s race under lights, circuit chairman Zayed Alzayani has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Allergy almost sidelined Raikkonen in Bahrain

Arnall said Raikkonen was treated with antihistamines.

Kimi Räikkönen  - photo Getty ImagesHe ultimately finished second, but Kimi Raikkonen was almost not well enough to contest Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Formula One teams Bahrain Grand Prix race report

Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One race report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

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Apr 19

Bahrain wants to host 2014 season opener

“We could do, I suppose” – Ecclestone

GP2 Series Round 2 Preview – Sakhir - BahrainOrganisers of the Bahrain grand prix would like the event to return to the top of F1’s annual schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Pirelli to make only minor tyre changes after Bahrain

“The final decision will be made on Tuesday in Milan”

2013-03-23 - Pirelli - Malaysia 01Pirelli is set to make only minor modifications to its 2013 tyres after this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

F1 should not be singling out Bahrain controversy – Alonso

“We are more stoic, more phlegmatic (than last year).”

2013-04-13 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso 01Fernando Alonso has played down the significance of this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix, suggesting the sport should not be picking which of its host countries’ controversies to weight into. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Peace in Bahrain as divisive race goes ahead

“It is now too late to make any changes to the calendar”.

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean TodtJean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone, F1’s most powerful figures, say this weekend’s controversial Bahrain grand prix is going ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Raikkonen not complaining about Pirelli

Raikkonen said he doesn’t know what all the fuss is about regarding Pirelli

2013-04-13 - Lotus F1 Team - China - Kimi Raikkonen (5)Kimi Raikkonen has refused to join the chorus of criticism of this year’s Pirelli tyres. Currently just three points shy of leading the 2013 world championship, the Finn won the season opening Australian grand prix and finished second in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

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