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Video: Can Ferrari build on its strong F1 practice pace in Bahrain?

Autosport - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 04:27
Ferrari lacked the dominance it had over Red Bull and Mercedes during Formula 1 pre-season testing in the Australian Grand Prix. But is it back in the hunt in Bahrain?
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Tost: F1 should not respond over Bahrain human rights appeal | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 03:15
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost dismissed calls from human rights groups for the FIA and Formula 1 to demand the Bahrain government release protesters who have criticised the race.
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“Maybe next time we will stop”: Ferrari reconsiders pitting for fastest lap bonus | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 20:01
In the RaceFans Round-up: Ferrari reconsiders pitting for fastest lap bonus • Toro Rosso: Albon 'is on Kvyat's pace' • Racing Point split upgrades between drivers
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Mercedes and Ferrari expect a closer fight for pole | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Friday practice analysis

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 18:29
Ferrari were comfortably ahead of Mercedes in practice on Friday but both teams are predicting a close fight for pole position.
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Raikkonen in the dark after lack of proper running | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:48
Kimi Raikkonen admitted he isn't sure how competitive Alfa Romeo will be in the Bahrain Grand Prix after technical problems limited his running on Friday.
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Hamilton: Bahrain F1 order 'completely different' to Australian GP

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:55
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari's strong performance has made Bahrain Grand Prix practice "completely different" to the season opener in Australia
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Ferrari: Friday dominance "misleading" due to engine modes

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:33
After a disappointing season opener in Australia, Ferrari bounced back in Bahrain as Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc comfortably topped the two practice sessions on Friday.
But while the SF90's pace looked impressive, team principal Mattia Binotto remains cautious – as he revealed that Ferrari used more powerful engine settings than its rivals.
“I think the delta you may see to the ...Keep reading
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Bahrain GP: Ferrari says its Friday F1 practice pace is misleading

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:28
Ferrari believes its strong form in Friday practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix is 'misleading' because its pace was flattered by turning up its Formula 1 engine modes
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Ferrari faster than rivals because of “different engine modes” – Binotto | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:07
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says the team's 0.6-second advantage over its rivals in practice is "misleading" and was due to their different engine modes.
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Daniel Ricciardo 'a long way off' and lacking confidence in Bahrain

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:02
Daniel Ricciardo admitted he lacks confidence in his Renault Formula 1 car after finishing Bahrain Grand Prix Friday practice 1.2 seconds and 10 places behind his team-mate Nico Hulkenberg
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Vettel: Ferrari has fixed its “Achilles’ Heel” from Australia | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:45
Sebastian Vettel said Ferrari has addressed its car's "Achilles' Heel" after setting the pace on the first day of practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Robert Kubica 'driving completely different car' to George Russell

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:42
Robert Kubica says he is driving a "completely different car" compared to Williams Formula 1 team-mate George Russell, despite them running ostensibly identical set-ups
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Alfa Romeo's Bahrain FP2 interrupted by car cooling problems

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:40
Separate cooling problems unrelated to Ferrari's Formula 1 engine spoiled the crucial second practice session for Alfa Romeo in Bahrain, leaving Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi short on laps
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Kubica feels his car "completely different" to Russell's

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:37
Kubica, who was a second slower than Russell in FP2, was at a loss to understand why the data indicated that the cars have different aerodynamic characteristics.
Crucially he has ruled out floor damage, after that was believed to have cost him performance in Melbourne.
"At least we understood that in Australia I ran a different set-up than George and we could clearly see the different ...Keep reading
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Norris believes he can “do a better job” in qualifying | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:35
Lando Norris believes he can perform better in qualifying this weekend but says it will be difficult for McLaren reach Q3 for the second race in a row.
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Hamilton: Bahrain competitive order unlike Australian GP

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:28
Ferrari finished off the podium and almost a minute adrift of Hamilton’s race-winning teammate Valtteri Bottas in Melbourne, having led the way in pre-season testing.
However, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc dominated Friday practice in Bahrain, while Mercedes finished more than half a second off the pace.
Hamilton said: “The Ferraris have been quick from the get-go and picked up ...Keep reading
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Hulkenberg ‘not reading too much’ into fifth in practice | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:55
Nico Hulkenberg downplayed Renault's prospects despite setting the fifth-fastest time in second practice, ahead of both Red Bull drivers.
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Perez: Bahrain "exposing limitations" of Racing Point F1 car

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:46
The Mexican was 14th in both Friday practice sessions at the Sakhir venue, ending the day 1.870s off the pace set by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
“It's not the greatest day,” Perez said at the conclusion of Friday running. “I think probably the circuit is exposing more our limitations at the moment.
“We seem to be further away than we were in Melbourne. We are working hard, hopefully ...Keep reading
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Perez: Racing Point in for 'hard weekend' as Bahrain exposes limits

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:42
Sergio Perez believes his Racing Point Formula 1 team is in for a "hard weekend" in Bahrain, as he feels the track is "exposing our limitations"
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Verstappen says power losses slowed his best laps | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:34
Max Verstappen says power delivery problems prevented him from getting the most out of the Red Bull during second practice.
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