Bahrain GP (2015)

16 Apr - 19 Apr
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Kvyat hopes Bahrain is 2015 turning point

Daniil Kvyat is hopeful the Bahrain Grand Prix will be a turning point for his Formula 1 season after having what he labelled as the first "clean" race of 2015.

Bahrain one of my best F1 races - Perez

Sergio Perez believes his drive to eighth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix was one of the best races of his Formula 1 career to date.

Vettel focused on pressuring Mercedes, not fifth title

Sebastian Vettel insists that he's not thinking about a championship challenge – and is focusing instead on short-term efforts to make Ferrari more competitive and push Mercedes harder.

Set-up changes caused Mercedes' brake issues

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that the changes the team made to its car's set-up on Friday in Bahrain contributed to the brake issues suffered by both drivers during the race.

Arrivabene rues missed double podium

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says both his drivers would have finished on the podium in Bahrain had Sebastian Vettel's race not been compromised by mistakes.

Ricciardo: "I did all I could do"

Daniel Ricciardo says that sixth place was the best he could have possibly managed at the Bahrain GP.

Pirelli on Bahrain GP: Mixed tactics ensure close battles from start to finish

Falling track and air temperatures add extra complexity to strategy decisions.

McLaren-Honda almost scored its first point of the season in Bahrain

Fernando Alonso: “The whole team is united and everyone is hugely motivated by the challenge ahead”

Bahrain GP: The first podium for Raikkonen since he returned to Ferrari

This is Scuderia’s 684th podium finish. Today the team consolidated second place in the Constructors’ Championship with 107 points.

Lotus' Grosjean drove a strong and measured Bahrain GP to finish seventh

Romain Grosjean: "I’ll happily take seventh place as my birthday gift for myself and the team.”

Despite good performance, no points for Sauber in Bahrain

Monisha Kaltenborn: "Both drivers fought impressively, but we didn’t get any rewards today."

Sahara Force India scores four points on the Bahrain GP

Sergio Perez raced to eighth place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg in P13.

Bottas finished fourth and Massa tenth in today’s Bahrain Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas: "Sebastian was quicker than me, and closed up behind very fast, but the fight was really good fun."

Double podium for Mercedes in enthralling Bahrain Grand Prix

Victory for Lewis Hamilton and third place for Nico Rosberg after a tense and hotly contested battle in the desert.

Brake issues almost cost Mercedes victory

Mercedes has admitted that brake problems were to blame for Nico Rosberg losing second place in the Bahrain GP to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen with just two laps to go, and that Lewis Hamilton also suffered issues late on too.

Red Bull is top ten in Bahrain

Christian Horner: "I think both drivers got the absolute maximum out of the cars today."

Hamilton wins in Bahrain as Raikkonen charges to second

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.

Renault to work on "more permanent fixes" for Spain

Renault is hopeful it will be able to focus on improving its performance after it introduces "more permanent fixes" in the coming weeks following a poor couple of races.

Massa blames Maldonado for halting his charge

Felipe Massa has blamed Pastor Maldonado for hitting and damaging Williams, which he felt stunted his charge through the pack in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Drivers' and constructors' standings after Bahrain GP

Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes extends the lead.

Bahrain Grand Prix Race results: Kimi Raikkonen splits Mercedes drivers

Despite his great race Nico Rosberg lost his P2 to Kimi Raikkonen on penultimate lap due to a brake failure.

Manufacturers insist V6 must remain basis for future F1 engine rules

F1 engine manufacturers have agreed that any move towards 1000bhp engines for 2017 must involve the current V6 engine configuration as a starting point, according to Toto Wolff.

Wolff: Race will prove if Mercedes set-up change has worked

The Bahrain Grand Prix will be something of a step into the unknown for Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, as Mercedes has yet to fully prove set-up changes made after Friday.

Hamilton fears Vettel's threat in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that his hopes to win Sunday's Bahrain GP rest on him finding more race pace than in practice, or Sebastian Vettel could repeat his Malaysia victory.

Vettel second fastest, Raikkonen fourth on qualifying at Sakhir

To claim his front row slot, Vettel did a 1.32.982, beating Nico Rosberg (1.33.129) in the other Mercedes.

Mercedes' Hamilton stormed to pole position for the 2015 Bahrain GP

Nico Rosberg set to line up third on the grid after an enthralling qualifying session under the Sakhir spotlights.

Mixed emotions for Lotus in qualifying for tomorrow’s Bahrain GP

Romain Grosjean: "I was expecting to go out earlier so to achieve Q3 for the fourth time in a row feels very good."

Bahrain GP: The two Sauber drivers missed out on making it into Q3

Marcus Ericsson: "Certainly, we would have liked to be in Q3 again, but overall we did a decent job. We are in good shape for tomorrow’s race."

Bahrain GP: Provisional starting grid

It's one Mercedes and one Ferrari on each of first two rows for tomorrow's start of the race.

Hamilton beats Vettel to Bahrain GP pole

Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth consecutive Formula 1 pole position as he beat Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel to first place in Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying.

Vettel: splitting Mercedes duo is “a great success”

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was delighted to qualify on the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix, splitting Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg for the second time this year.

Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying results: Hamilton clinches pole position

Hamilton gets P1 with Vettel behind him and Rosberg in third.

Rosberg admits he underestimated Vettel

Nico Rosberg admits he underestimated Sebastian Vettel after he was beaten by the Ferrari driver in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).

Ricciardo targets "rocket start" from P7

Daniel Ricciardo is adamant that he will put the Shanghai disaster behind him and make a good start to the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Button: 'It's a pity I couldn't join Alonso in Q2'

Jenson Button put a brave face on his failure to register a lap in qualifying before his McLaren-Honda broke down in Bahrain.

Bottas qualified fifth and Massa sixth for tomorrow’s Bahrain GP

Valtteri Bottas: "I’m not unhappy to get P5 as it is representative of our pace."

Hamilton leads from Vettel in final Bahrain practice

World champion Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to the quickest time in final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Renault admits engines still vulnerable

Renault's technical chief Rob White admits that Red Bull and Toro Rosso are still vulnerable to power unit failures in the Bahrain Grand Prix as the company has not been able to address all of the causes of the problems in China.

Bahrain GP: Friday press conference

John Booth (Manor), Rob White (Renault Sport F1), Eric Boullier (Mclaren), Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Toto Wolff (Mercedes)

Vettel facing 'loose wheel' inquiry

Although no action was taken by the FIA stewards after the collision between Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez today, the Ferrari driver might yet be penalised.

Jolyon impresses with strong Free Practice performance in Bahrain

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.

A smooth practice day for Sauber in Bahrain

Giampaolo Dall’Ara: Neither Sauber C34-Ferrari had major issues, so we were able to run through the planned schedule.

Ferrari has the third and fourth best times on Friday practice for the Bahrain GP

Sebastian Vettel: "It’s hard to say if we got closer to Mercedes, everybody seemed to be closer to them but I’m sure they didn’t show everything today."

Vettel confident Ferrari can challenge Mercedes

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is adamant Ferrari can make Mercedes' life hard this weekend following practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Lotus enjoys a strong first day of running at the Bahrain International Circuit

The E23 Hybrid showed good potential; it was well balanced and reliable with scope for improved pace.

Opening day in Sakhir sees Mercedes top the times

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished line astern in both sessions - topping the times in the evening ahead of the two Ferrari drivers.

Rosberg pips Hamilton in second Bahrain GP practice

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time of the day in second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain Grand Prix FP2 results: Nico Rosberg on top

German edges his teammate by one tenth, both Ferrari behind them with Raikkonen in P3. Teams were working through their tyre programs.

Bahrain Grand Prix FP1 results: Raikkonen tops timesheets

Ferrari ends the session 1-2 with Williams' Bottas in third.

Raikkonen leads Ferrari 1-2 in first Bahrain practice

Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time in free practice one for the Bahrain Grand Prix, leading a Ferrari one-two as the Mercedes cars languished near the bottom of the timesheets.

Mercedes drivers focused on delivering maximum performance in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton: "Last year was my first win here and it was definitely one I'll remember after a great fight with Nico."

Team interests have priority, says Rosberg

Nico Rosberg says the interests of his Mercedes Formula 1 team will continue to have priority as Ferrari's pace has an impact on his battle with Lewis Hamilton.

Bahrain GP: 10 previous winners of the race

Check out previous race winners, polesitters and fastest lap setters from the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Button admits engine not McLaren's only problem

Jenson Button says McLaren's problems are not just with the Honda engine, the Briton admitting the team needs to improve its car in all areas.

Hamilton: Mercedes is "reunited as a team"

Lewis Hamilton has claimed there is “no issue” between Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and himself going into this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Massa thinks he is driving at his best

Felipe Massa believes he is performing as strongly as he was during the 2008 Formula 1 season, when he came within a whisker of denying Lewis Hamilton the world title.

Alonso says double finish a big step for McLaren

Fernando Alonso says that McLaren's double finish in China was a big step forward for the team – and he expects more progress this weekend as more is learned about the package.