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BAHRAIN GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE THREE

The Ferraris finished the final free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix in second and fourth places. Fastest was Lewis Hamilton, who posted a 1.34.599 in the Mercedes. Just a whisker slower was Sebastian Vettel in the SF15-T (1.34.668,) with the other Mercedes of Nico Rosberg next in 1.34.968, while Kimi Raikkonen was fourth with a 1.35.141.

During this final 60 minute session, the work centred on qualifying trim at the Sakhir circuit, with the Ferrari men alternating between the Medium and then Soft Pirelli compounds being used at this race. [ferrari.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.599s 13
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m34.668s 0.069s 14
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.968s 0.369s 16
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m35.141s 0.542s 13
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m35.393s 0.794s 18
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m35.471s 0.872s 15
7 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m36.307s 1.708s 14
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m36.335s 1.736s 8
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m36.421s 1.822s 13
10 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.429s 1.830s 18
11 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m36.488s 1.889s 14
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m36.548s 1.949s 7
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.612s 2.013s 17
14 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m36.684s 2.085s 11
15 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m36.727s 2.128s 14
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m36.899s 2.300s 11
17 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m36.979s 2.380s 14
18 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m37.151s 2.552s 17
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m39.745s 5.146s 12
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m40.541s 5.942s 14

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BAHRAIN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE TWO

Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Once the sun had set, the floodlights turned the Sakhir track from night to day, as the Mercedes driver did a 1.34.647 to beat his team-mate Lewis Hamilton (1.34.762.) Third was the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, who posted a 1.35.174, followed by Sebastian Vettel, who did a 1.35.277 in the other SF15-T. The German’s session came to a premature end after his front wing was damaged in a coming-together with the Force India of Sergio Perez. The Friday programme was thus completed, the second session providing valuable data, taking place as it did at the same time of day as qualifying and the race. [ferrari.com]

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.647s 31
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.762s 0.115s 33
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m35.174s 0.527s 30
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m35.277s 0.630s 26
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m35.280s 0.633s 36
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m35.449s 0.802s 27
7 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m35.474s 0.827s 34
8 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m35.793s 1.146s 27
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m35.883s 1.236s 23
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m35.884s 1.237s 35
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.148s 1.501s 34
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m36.191s 1.544s 22
13 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m36.334s 1.687s 31
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m36.471s 1.824s 32
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m36.805s 2.158s 30
16 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m36.917s 2.270s 26
17 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m37.062s 2.415s 33
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m39.131s 4.484s 21
19 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m39.209s 4.562s 15
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m40.592s 5.945s 26

QUOTES + STUFF

From ferrari.com – Kimi: “I still haven’t had a look at the lap times of the session, but I think we are not as good as we want to be. In the second session it was a bit tricky with the set-up, we had some problems with the handling and we struggled in a few places. This evening we’ll analyse all the data in order to improve and do a better job tomorrow. Having a clear qualifying makes life easier in the race. I don’t know if we can challenge Mercedes, tomorrow is another day, conditions can change and this plays a big part, so let’s wait and see.”

 


PRACTICE ONE

The fourth round of the Formula 1 World Championship got underway with the two Ferraris topping the first time sheet at the Sakhir circuit. Just a few days after the Chinese Grand Prix, the SF15-Ts of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were first and second in the first free practice. The two Ferrari men concentrated on the usual task of working on set-up, with Kimi quickest in 1.37.827 and Sebastian second with a 1.38.029. Third was Valtteri Bottas with a 1.38.390 in the Williams. Just a handful of laps for the Ferrari duo – 13 for Kimi and 12 for Sebastian- as they sat out much of the session in the pits, because the track is still very dusty. Vettel also had a sensor problem that had to be sorted out. [ferrari.com]

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m37.827s 13
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m38.029s 0.202s 12
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m38.390s 0.563s 23
4 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m38.447s 0.620s 14
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m38.455s 0.628s 17
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m38.504s 0.677s 22
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m38.598s 0.771s 18
8 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m38.628s 0.801s 17
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m38.661s 0.834s 17
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m38.790s 0.963s 21
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m38.793s 0.966s 15
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m38.842s 1.015s 23
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m39.187s 1.360s 20
14 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m39.283s 1.456s 31
15 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m39.293s 1.466s 23
16 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m39.532s 1.705s 22
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m39.534s 1.707s 21
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m42.973s 5.146s 12
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m44.265s 6.438s 15
20 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2

 

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CHINA GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE THREE

In the final free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, dominated by Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes, the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel (1.38.313) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.38.512) finished third and fourth. The English Mercedes driver did a 1.37.615 this morning, having been fastest in both Friday sessions too, with team-mate Nico Rosberg second in 1.37.841. The Ferrari duo started off on Medium tyres, working on set-up, before switching to the Soft compound for a qualifying simulation. [ferrari.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m37.615s 14
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m37.841s 0.226s 16
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m38.313s 0.698s 17
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m38.512s 0.897s 16
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m39.020s 1.405s 8
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m39.106s 1.491s 14
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m39.113s 1.498s 17
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m39.243s 1.628s 15
9 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m39.274s 1.659s 19
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m39.405s 1.790s 14
11 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m39.410s 1.795s 17
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m39.513s 1.898s 14
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m39.559s 1.944s 18
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m39.591s 1.976s 19
15 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m39.694s 2.079s 16
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m39.766s 2.151s 16
17 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m39.781s 2.166s 17
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m42.928s 5.313s 15
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m44.956s 7.341s 9
Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1

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CHINA GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

Formula One World Championship 2015, Round 3, Chinese Grand Prix

Formula One World Championship 2015, Round 3, Chinese Grand Prix

PRACTICE TWO

The second free practice session saw the Scuderia Ferrari drivers finish second and fourth, with Kimi Raikkonen (1.37.662) and Sebastian Vettel (1.38.339) respectively. The afternoon programme included a comparison of the two tyre compounds and some long runs. The session ran without a hitch. Fastest was Lewis Hamilton who posted a 1.37.219 in his Mercedes, while Daniel Ricciardo (1.38.311) split the two Ferraris in his Red Bull. [ferrari.com] FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m37.219s 32
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m37.662s 0.443s 35
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m38.311s 1.092s 24
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m38.339s 1.120s 30
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m38.399s 1.180s 35
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m38.737s 1.518s 10
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m38.850s 1.631s 27
8 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m39.032s 1.813s 26
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m39.142s 1.923s 32
10 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m39.275s 2.056s 29
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m39.444s 2.225s 30
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m39.743s 2.524s 27
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m39.751s 2.532s 33
14 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m39.894s 2.675s 32
15 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m39.971s 2.752s 28
16 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m40.151s 2.932s 28
17 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m40.423s 3.204s 7
18 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m40.868s 3.649s 24
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m42.973s 5.754s 27
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m44.564s 7.345s 8

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Onboard Kimi Kimi team radio on brakes Raikkonen and Rosberg’s little tussle

QUOTES + STUFF

From Scuderia Ferrari – Kimi: “Overall it has been a good day of work. In the afternoon we had a problem with the brakes but the mechanics did a very good job and managed to fix it, then I was able to go back on track and go on with the programme. It’s a bit early to make predictions, we still have things to improve, tomorrow we have to make sure that everything works and have another good day without any issues or problems and then we’ll do our best for qualifying and the race.”

From crash.net – Kimi: “The morning was not so easy because we found some small issues, then when we went out in the afternoon we had some problems with the brakes and we had to change them. The mechanics did a good job changing the brakes, but we managed to do more or less what we wanted to do. We need to do another good day tomorrow and avoid any issues and problems, qualify good and then see what we can do in the race.”


PRACTICE ONE

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, the third round of the World Championship, which got underway this morning in Shanghai. Behind the Englishman, who did a 1.39.033, was his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg (1.39.574) and the two Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel (1.40.157) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.40.661). On the agenda for the Ferrari men, aerodynamic and mechanical set-up work, using two sets of the Medium tyre under a pale sun hanging over the Chinese track, with slightly warmer temperatures than in the past few days. [ferrari.com] FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m39.033s 21
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m39.574s 0.541s 21
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m40.157s 1.124s 18
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m40.661s 1.628s 27
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m41.012s 1.979s 18
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m41.029s 1.996s 21
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m41.097s 2.064s 24
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.112s 2.079s 23
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m41.303s 2.270s 23
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m41.304s 2.271s 17
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.335s 2.302s 23
12 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.575s 2.542s 28
13 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m41.845s 2.812s 19
14 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m41.918s 2.885s 24
15 Jolyon Palmer Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.967s 2.934s 25
16 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m42.141s 3.108s 22
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m42.161s 3.128s 20
18 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m42.184s 3.151s 19
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m45.379s 6.346s 18
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m46.443s 7.410s 20

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