Articles in the Bahrain Category
Bahrain, Headline, Race Strategy »
A fairly straight forward win for Sebastian Vettel saw all the interesting stuff happening behind him – sound familiar? Adopting the favoured strategy of three stops for hard tyres after starting out on the medium compound, it was interesting to note that the next four finishers all deviated from this approach…
Bahrain, Headline, Race Reaction »
Race four. Winner number four. Team number four. So far 2012 has been characterised by wildly fluctuating fortunes for the teams and this time it was Red Bull and Lotus’s turn to have a strong race as Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag. Kimi Raikkonen finished hot on heels for Lotus while team mate Romain Gorsjean clinched his first podium in Formula One. Mark Webber finished fourth to ensure the first four cars were all powered by Renault.
Bahrain, Race Strategy, Statistics »
A three stop strategy was the way to go in Bahrain with most teams favouring the prime tyre for the bulk of the race. Lotus seemed to have learned from mistakes in China and gave Raikkonen new tyres for each of his four stints, whilst Kobayashi, the only driver to start the race on prime tyres didn’t see his gamble pay off.
Bahrain, Personal musings »
Should Formula One be in Bahrain? Many fans are going as far as boycotting the event (including those with a Sky subscription). Cynically, the same media that is now queuing up to berate Formula One has been conspicuously quiet on the subject of Bahrain for the eleven months in between this year’s race and last year’s aborted event. Inevitably, the ensuing media frenzy meant that politicians then jumped on the bandwagon…
Once upon a time, here at Viva F1, we had a regular Spot The Difference game. Now we have a new game – Spot The Force India. All you have to do is say where you think the Sahara Force India car is…
Bahrain, Headline, Qualifying »
After three winners from three teams in the first three races, it was Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel’s turn to step into the limelight in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Don’t say that 2012 is predictable. A time of 1 minute 32.422s saw him edge out McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton by a tenth of a second with Mark webber a further tenth back in third. In fact, spookily the first seven were all neatly stacked up with 0.1 second gaps.