The Bahrain Grand Prix was an exciting event with a tense fight between Mercedes and Ferrari, although the TV coverage seemed to be more focussed on Saubers. Lewis Hamilton drove a controlled race, chased initially by Sebastian Vettel. Then Nico Rosberg moved to second. The gap was about five seconds before the first stops and dropped to 1.3 after the stops were done. Lewis built the lead back to 5.6 secs before the second stops. Kimi Raikkonen went for a different strategy and was briefly in the lead and then Lewis was in front again and held the gap to the flag as Kimi charged after Nico and took second with two laps to go. Valtteri Bottas was able to get ahead of Vettel in the middle of the race and Vettel could do nothing and finished fifth. Dan Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat both scored points for Red Bull, while Lotus and Force India both scored points.
In GP+ this week…
– We interview Felipe Nasr
– We ask whether wind tunnels should be banned
– We look at F1 trophies…
– And we look back to the big races of 1915
– DT has strong opinions about spraying champagne
– JS thinks that technology must lead F1
– …and The Hack looks at teams that have gone wrong
GP+ is the fastest magazine in the Formula 1 world. It is published as the mechanics are still wiping down the cars after each and every race. It appears in PDF format so that you can read it on your computer, your tablet and even on your smartphone, but it’s an old style racing magazine in a modern format. It goes right to the heart of the sport, inside the F1 Paddock. We are there at every race and we get to the people that matter. We are also passionate about the history of the sport and love to share it with our readers.
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