Bahrain GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy
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.
We’ve given the tyre and pit stop graphic a bit of a facelift for Bahrain in response to feedback from readers. The changes are minor but we hope they’ll provide some useful, additional information. The new image shows the number of places a lost or gained compared to starting grid position, and pit stop laps are now a slightly darker colour to make same compound stops stand out more from the background.
Image credit: VivaF1