BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

  • Ferrari boss hails Kimi Raikkonen's return 4 days ago

    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence. The Finnish 'Iceman' took a strong second place in the floodlit race at the desert Sakhir circuit for his...
  • Daniel Ricciardo loses 3rd engine of season after Bahrain blow-out 4 days ago

    Sakhir: Four races into the Formula One season, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has already used up three of his four allocated engines and the pressure is increasing on manufacturer Renault. Ricciardo's engine blew spectacularly moments before the end of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, but the Australian driver had just about enough...
  • Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins again in Bahrain Grand Prix 5 days ago

    Bahrain: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights. The Briton's flying pole-to-flag victory at the desert track was his third win...
  • Bernie Ecclestone gives Azerbaijan the all-clear 5 days ago

    Manama: Formula One has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan next year despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Baku? No problem. That's going to be another good race," the 84-year-old told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix, another controversial...
  • F1: Problems keeps on mounting for miserable McLaren 5 days ago

    Sakhir: Despite having two former world champions behind the wheel, McLaren looks no closer to scoring their first points of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix following a dismal qualifying session on Saturday. After struggling in the afternoon's third and final practice session, Jenson Button's qualifying run was cut brutally...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel 6 days ago

    Bahrain: Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. The Mercedes driver, who leads the Formula One championship after winning two of three races...
  • Lewis Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top 6 days ago

    Manama: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton limbered up for qualifying with the fastest time in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this season's three races, lapped the Sakhir circuit on a gusty afternoon with a best time of one...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 2nd practice 1 week ago

    Sakhir: Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. The German, who has been beaten by the double Formula One world champion in all three races so far this season, topped the timesheets with a...
  • Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice 1 week ago

    Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday while Formula One champions Mercedes lurked well down the timesheets after doing their own thing. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was only 16th fastest while Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg was 15th, with Raikkonen and team...
  • Kimi Raikkonen happier than ever at Ferrari 1 week ago

    Kimi Raikkonen is enjoying being at Ferrari more than ever this season. "I must say, in the past when I was here at Ferrari they were good times and it was a good atmosphere," the Finn, whose 2007 title makes him the Italian team's most recent Formula One champion, told reporters...
  • Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No 1 status 1 week ago

    Manama: World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested 'number one' driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited 'without any issues' in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Five days after beating Rosberg at the Chinese Grand Prix to extend his lead...
  • Jenson Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona 1 week ago

    McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said on Thursday. "I think already in Barcelona you'll see a good step," declared the Briton, looking forward to team-mate and double world champion Fernando Alonso's home Spanish race. "We've got...
  • Too slow? Bahrain can settle Mercedes argument April 15, 2015

    Bahrain Grand Prix organisers will be rubbing their hands in delight at the prospect of Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg renewing battle at their desert circuit this weekend. Last year the pair served up a thriller under the Sakhir floodlights and now, after each accused the other of...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash April 17, 2014

    Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the incident, however, and told reporters in China on Thursday that the spectacular...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg keen to make amends in China April 10, 2014

    The Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend was the best-ever race for Force India but it still left their highly rated driver, Nico Hulkenberg, "disappointed". Sergio Perez pipped Hulkenberg to record Force India's second-ever podium finish at a floodlit Sakhir Circuit. Perez, who had scored a point to Hulkenerg's 18...
  • Force India confident of more podium finishes April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Sahara Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernly expects his team to remain in podium contention after the Silverstone-squad achieved its first Formula 1 top-three finish in five years at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sergio Perez held off the challenge from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and finished the 57-lap...
  • US team among 2 new entrants set for F1 in 2015 April 7, 2014

    Sakhir: Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a US - backed team led by NASCAR's Gene Haas are among two new teams likely to join the series next season. Speaking at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport's governing body and there was agreement about expansion...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP April 7, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the air...
  • Force India scale the F1 heights April 7, 2014

    Manama: Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history. The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former...
  • McLaren's Dennis rebukes Sebastian Vettel for swearing April 7, 2014

    McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport's new V6 turbo engines as 'shit'. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix when asked...
  • Formula One standings after the Bahrain Grand Prix April 7, 2014

    Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling duel with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The win was Hamilton's second in a row and also a second successive one-two for dominant Mercedes. Mexican Sergio Perez was third for Force India, who also have Mercedes engines....
  • Force India on Bahrain GP podium as Sergio Perez finishes third April 6, 2014

    Sergio Perez scored Force India's second ever podium in the team's seven-year history after the Mexican driver finished third in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinched victory after he overtook team-mate and pole position man Nico Rosberg at the...
  • Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg to win Bahrain Grand Prix April 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after victory last weekend in Malaysia. With no team...
  • Mercedes can lead F1 changes too, says Bernie Ecclestone April 6, 2014

    Formula One needs to make rule changes to placate angry fans but leaders Mercedes must not be punished for doing a better job than their rivals, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Mercedes, without any doubt, have done a better job and they shouldn't be punished for doing a good...
  • Sutil to start at back of F1 grid in Bahrain April 6, 2014

    Manama: Sauber's Adrian Sutil was relegated to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday for forcing Romain Grosjean's Lotus off the road in qualifying. Race stewards handed the German a five place drop from his 18th place, as well as two licence-style penalty points, for the incident. Grosjean...
  • Mercedes boss rejects talk of rule changes April 6, 2014

    Manama: Mercedes motosport head Toto Wolff has dismissed as 'absurd' suggestions that Formula One could rewrite its rules just because some teams have failed to make the most of new technology. Ferrari and champions Red Bull have been particularly vocal critics of the new V6 turbo era that has seen the...
  • Force India's Perez to start 5th, Hulkenburg 12th in Bahrain April 5, 2014

    Sakhir: Sahara Force India continued their impressive run in the 2014 season with Sergio Perez qualifying a superb fifth on the grid even as Nico Hulkenberg's last lap was good enough only for 12th place. Perez though will start from fourth position since third-placed Daniel Ricciardo will go down to 13th...
  • Nico Rosberg beats team-mate Lewis Hamilton to Bahrain Grand Prix pole April 5, 2014

    Sakhir: Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon...
  • Mercedes quickest in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice April 5, 2014

    Sakhir: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula One season by setting the pace in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, while world champion Sebastian Vettel had a rare session-ending spin. Hamilton, who won last weekend in Malaysia, was quickest with a time...
  • Red Bull slam new Formula One engine rules April 5, 2014

    Sakhir: Red Bull master designer Adrian Newey has mocked Formula One's new engine rules, claiming they have produced slower cars without achieving the intended green goals. Speaking ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Newey - who designed the cars that won Red Bull the past four drivers' championships - said the...