Bahrain Grand Prix 2013

  • We're content with season so far: Force India drivers April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Sahara Force India might have narrowly missed out on a podium finish in last weekend's Bahrain GP, but its drivers Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil feel the Silverstone-based outfit should be content with what it has achieved so far this season as the car requires some updates. Force...
  • Vettel surpasses Jackie Stewart's record with Bahrain win April 22, 2013

    Sakhir: The three-time formula one world champion Sebastian Vettel claimed an impressive victory for Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday that saw him go past the legendary Jackie Stewart into the sixth position on the all-time list of Grand Prix wins. It was Vettel's second win in four...
  • Red Bull become the first F1 team to put a woman on podium April 22, 2013

    Manama: Champions Red Bull claimed a Formula One first on Sunday by sending a female team member up to the podium to collect their constructors' trophy after Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix. Gill Jones, the team's head of trackside electronics with responsibility for all the electronics in the racing...
  • Sebastian Vettel forgets Malaysian storm with Bahrain win April 22, 2013

    Sakhir: World champion Sebastian Vettel won a Formula One race on Sunday without anyone kicking up a storm about it, at least inside the confines of the circuit. The last time the Red Bull driver had stood on the top step of the podium was in Malaysia last month, with...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix April 21, 2013

    Bahrain: Three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a race that has been the target of rights groups and anti-government protesters in the divided nation. It was a dominant performance for the Red Bull driver, who...
  • Bahrain government 'stupid' to host F1 GP: Ecclestone April 21, 2013

    Sakhir: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone believes that the Bahrain government were "stupid" to host this weekend's Grand Prix. Sunday's race at the Sakhir International Circuit is taking place amid a week of protests organised by opponents of the ruling royal family. "The government here are, in a lot of ways,...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final practice at Bahrain April 20, 2013

    Sakhir: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso recovered from a spin on Saturday to post the fastest lap in the third and final Formula One practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Looking for his second consecutive victory after ending a 12-race drought in China last weekend, Alonso completed a lap in 1:33.247...
  • McLaren question Hamilton's version of events April 20, 2013

    Manama: McLaren questioned Lewis Hamilton's version of events on Friday after the 2008 Formula One champion told an interviewer he had been thrown out of his old team's garages in pre-season testing. Asked how much contact he still had with McLaren, Hamilton told the official formula1.com website he went to see...
  • Formula One says safe to race in Bahrain April 19, 2013

    Manama: Bahrain is a safe place to race and this weekend's grand prix will go ahead as planned, Formula One's governing body and commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone said in a joint statement on Friday. The short press release, surprising only in being issued so late in the day, came after...
  • Lewis Hamilton riding high with Mercedes April 19, 2013

    Sakhir: Lewis Hamilton has the look of a man who has silenced the doubters. The Mercedes driver was derided when he abandoned McLaren for the less-glamorous Mercedes team this season. Critics questioned his integrity and accused him of being driven by money. But three races into the season, his gamble appears...
  • Massa fastest in first practice at Bahrain GP April 19, 2013

    Sakhir: Felipe Massa set the fastest time in the first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix followed by Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso. Massa, who finished sixth at the Chinese GP, was 0.077 seconds faster than Alonso, who won the race in Shanghai. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was 0.134 behind in third...
  • Will Mark Webber's 200th appearance end his woes? April 19, 2013

    Bahrain: With just three days to go for the Bahrain Grand Prix, Red Bull driver Mark Webber is in a big dilemma ahead of his career's 200th appearance. The 2013 season has also brought many troubles for the Australian. This season, just two drivers have reached the milestone...
  • Bahrain GP to be held amid rights concerns April 17, 2013

    Sakhir, Bahrain: Formula One returns this week to Bahrain, casting the spotlight on a series that has defied criticism to race on while a bloody, political crisis has engulfed one of the West's most important allies in the region. The Bahrain Grand Prix has drawn less attention than a year ago...
  • Bernie Ecclestone willing to meet Bahrain opposition April 16, 2013

    Manama: Bernie Ecclestone has assured protesters in Bahrain that he understands their grievances and is willing to meet opposition figures ahead of the most controversial Formula One race of the year this weekend. However, in comments that could antagonise rights campaigners and pro-democracy activists, the F1 commercial supremo also compared...
  • F1 to return to Bahrain amid more protests April 13, 2013

    Shanghai: Formula One is bracing for its return to Bahrain next week amid fresh protests about the staging of a grand prix in a country still riven by sectarian and political divisions. The protests might not be as intense as they were the past two years - prompting the cancellation...
  • Force India relaxed about return to Bahrain April 13, 2013

    Shanghai: Protests in Bahrain ahead of next week's Formula One Grand Prix are giving Force India no sleepless nights despite the scare team members had last year when they were caught in a petrol bomb incident. "Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place ... I am not expecting any issues...
  • Ecclestone has no concerns over Bahrain GP despite protests April 5, 2013

    London: Formula One has no concerns about this month's Bahrain Grand Prix becoming a target for anti-government protesters, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. The race at the Sakhir desert circuit was cancelled in 2011 when a Shi'ite-led pro-democracy uprising was crushed and at least 35 people - activists...