A mixed race for the Racing Engineering team with Stefano taking 4th place which will put him 5th on tomorrow’s reversed grid.
Alexander Rossi's 2013 GP2 debut with Caterham Racing saw him place third in the feature race.
The speed was there – not the points!
Sam Bird: ""Apparently, in Russia they call a bird, which symbolises good luck "Blue Bird". I wear a blue suit and my name is Bird, so obviously the team are nicknaming me Blue Bird."
Jolyon Palmer: "In the second race I had Leimer on the inside and Rossi on the outside and I was just sandwiched between them..."
The nomination for GP2 in Bahrain was once more an even more extreme selection than the compounds chosen for Formula One.
Daniël De Jong had the bitter disappointment of a swift retirement from round three.
Nathanael Berthon suffered from tire degradation and did not achieve the results expected.
Racing Engineering car made contact with the nose of the Caterham car of Rossi causing damage to the sidepod and the turning vane.
The GP2 Series weekend in Bahrain will be featuring Race 2 tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s Sprint Race will see Fabio start from 8th on the reversed grid and with a great chance of finishing on the podium again.
Excellent performance for Richelmi who, with a good time of 1'40"704, won the third row of the Race 1 grid
The weekend's programme will continue tomorrow with the Feature Race scheduled for 14.45 (CEST). The Sprint Race will take place on Sunday at 9.50.
Fabio Laimer take pole position for the Bahrain Feature Race.