PREVIEW – Bahrain Grand Prix

Features

Round two of the 2016 season takes place under floodlights at the Bahrain International Circuit. The circuit in Bahrain is a mix of high speed long straights and fast corners these factors provide some brilliant over taking opportunities. The circuit was built in the desert as the first venue for F1 in the Middle East. The race in recent years has caused controversy off the track because of the government crackdown on human rights.

But once again and with most of the next few races favour Mercedes this may allow them to begin building there  defence of their world title. but Lewis Hamilton will be hoping he can stop his team-mate taking a fifth win in a row and his second this season. Ferrari will be doing their best to halt the charge

Facts and figures

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Race 2016 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
2016 البحرين طيران الخليج سباق الجائزة الكبرى
Venue Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Circuit Length 5.412km (3.634 mi)
Laps 57
Race Distance 308.405km (191.634mi)
Lap Record 1:30.252 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)
Most wins drivers Fernando Alonso (3)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari (4)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST GMT
Friday
P1 14:00-15:30 12:00-13:30 11:00-12:30
P2 18:00-19:30 16:00-17:30 15:00-16:30
Saturday
P3 15:00 13:00-14:00 12:00-13:00
Qualifying  18:00-19:00 16:00-17:00 15:00-16:00
Sunday
Race 18:00-20:00 16:00-18:00 15:00-17:00

What happened in 2015?

Lewis Hamilton took control of the race from the start opening the gap to his team-mate Nico Rosberg. However Rosberg ran too deep into turn one late in the race which allowed Raikkonen to claim second. Red Bull just managed to finish the race before a engine blow out in sixth.

It wasn’t Red Bull in the wars McLaren only managed to get one car to the start and didn’t score any points.

Full Race Report Full Result

 

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:37.827 01:34.647 01:34.599 01:33.928 01:32.669 01:32.571 01:35:05.809 01:36.311
2014 01:37.502 01:34.325 01:35.324 01:34.874 01:33.708 01:33.185 01:39:42.743 01:37.020

Tyres

Driver Ultra soft Super soft Soft Medium
HAMILTON N/A 6 6 1
ROSBERG N/A 6 6 1
VETTEL N/A 6 4 3
RAIKKONEN N/A 6 4 3
BOTTAS N/A 7 3 3
MASSA N/A 7 3 3
RICCARDO N/A 6 5 2
KYVAT N/A 6 5 2
MAGNUSSEN N/A 7 5 1
PLAMER N/A 7 5 1
HULKENBERG N/A 6 5 2
PEREZ N/A 6 5 2
VERSTAPPEN N/A 5 7 1
SAINZ N/A 2 6 5
BUTTON N/A 6 4 3
ALONSO N/A 6 4 3
ERICSSON N/A 3 5 5
NASR N/A 4 4 5
WEHRLIN N/A 4 5 4
HARYNATO N/A 4 5 4
GROSJEAN N/A 7 4 2
GUTIERREZ N/A 7 5 1
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