New asphalt, new barrier locations and low temperatures alter the characteristics of the Monaco street circuit.
Lotus team members share their thoughts on the challenges of racing on the streets of Monte Carlo.
Federico Gastaldi: "Our pit box proved slippery causing Romain to stop long..."
Romain Grosjean: "We are hoping for points tomorrow like we scored at the last two races."
Pastor Maldonado insists there is no extra pressure on him, despite his poor start to the new Formula 1 campaign.
Romain Grosjean: The baby’s due in the next 15 days and I’m hoping that I’ll be home when it comes!
Romain Grosjean: "I’ll happily take seventh place as my birthday gift for myself and the team.”
Lewis Hamilton scored his third victory of the season in Bahrain, but Kimi Raikkonen was the star of the show for Ferrari, grabbing second from Nico Rosberg in the closing stages.
Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes extends the lead.
Despite his great race Nico Rosberg lost his P2 to Kimi Raikkonen on penultimate lap due to a brake failure.
Romain Grosjean: "I was expecting to go out earlier so to achieve Q3 for the fourth time in a row feels very good."
Both Mercedes drivers in top 3 splitted by Ferrari's Vettel.
World champion Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to the quickest time in final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
As in China last Friday the Third and Reserve Driver for Lotus F1 Team took over duties behind the wheel from Romain Grosjean in FP1.
The E23 Hybrid showed good potential; it was well balanced and reliable with scope for improved pace.
Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time of the day in second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
German edges his teammate by one tenth, both Ferrari behind them with Raikkonen in P3. Teams were working through their tyre programs.