Caterham F1 Team drivers did as much as they could in today's qualifying at Sakhir
Kimi will start from eighth after a penalty for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Romain will be the first driver on the grid to have open tyre compound choice
“We’ve both got a chance of scoring points”
7th fastest time for Di Resta and next for Sutil, but they afore expected to start from fifth and sixth places following penalties for Hamilton and Webber
Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez were not able to make it into Q3 and will start 14th and 18th respectively.
Toro Rosso drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne qualified 13th and 16th respectively
The front row for the Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain consists of two Germans but it was not the world champion who took the pole. Instead it was Keke’s son!
The programme was completed but the ambient heat and track conditions have conspired to create a tough day in terms of finding a good balance.
Nico Hülkenberg: "We have a long night ahead of us to try and maximise everything for this weekend.”
Valtteri Bottas: "We gathered some valuable data in FP1 to help us to evaluate which direction to continue with the development of the FW35."
Paulo Hembery: "The track is going to keep on evolving as the weekend goes on, so we are still not seeing the full picture yet."
On a Friday, laps are more important than times and the Scuderia Ferrari duo amassed 93 between them.
Both Lotus drivers ran with the latest front wing specification, as debuted by Romain Grosjean in China, and it work well.
Sergio Perez: "Scoring points is a realistic ambition for us here in Bahrain."
Both Sahara Force India drivers are inside the top ten during today’s free practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel: "If you look at the opposition then Ferrari and Lotus were strong today and I think it will be close in qualifying."
The team completed just short of two race distances, with a total of 104 laps (Nico: 59, Lewis: 45).
Jean-Eric Vergne: " The heat means there is quite a lot of thermal degradation which will make life quite tricky in the race.”
There have been eight Bahrain Grands Prix to date and the Scuderia Ferrari has won half of them.