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Magnussen leads the way for McLaren on day two in
Bahrain



Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen continued his impressive pre- season form by going quickest on the second day of testing in Sakhir on Thursday. The McLaren driver's fastest time was over 1.5s faster than the next-best effort, set by Nico Hulkenberg of Force India. Red Bull, meanwhile, enjoyed a more positive session with world champion Sebastian Vettel able to complete more than 50 laps in the new RB10. Unofficial Thursday test times from Bahrain
1. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m34.910s, 46 laps 2. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m36.445s, 59 laps
3. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m36.516s, 97 laps
4. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m36.965s, 85 laps
5. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m37.328s, 116 laps
6. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m39.855s, 66 laps
7. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m40.340s, 59 laps
8. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m40.609s, 58 laps
9. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m40.717s, 55 laps
10. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m41.670s, 18 laps
11. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m42.511s, 17 laps


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Hamilton on top for Mercedes on day three in Bahrain


Lewis Hamilton recorded the fastest lap of the week as he sent Mercedes to the top of the timesheets on the third day of pre-season testing at Sakhir. The 2008 world champion leapt to the head of the field during Friday's morning session, with McLaren's Jenson Button the only driver to come close to matching Hamilton's furious pace. Unofficial Thursday test times from Bahrain
1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m34.263s, 67 laps
2. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m34.976s, 103 laps
3. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m37.066s, 60 laps
4. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m37.180s, 96 laps
5. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m37.367s, 57 laps
6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m37.476s, 44 laps
7. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m38.974s, 57 laps
8. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m39.642s, 26 laps
9. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m40.781s, 28 laps
10. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m42.130s, 98 laps
11. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m46.672s, 4 laps
12. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, no time, 55 laps


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Rapid Rosberg keeps
Mercedes ahead on final day
in Bahrain



The second of 2014's three pre- season tests drew to a close in Bahrain on Saturday, with Mercedes leading the way by a clear margin. Nico Rosberg's best lap of 1m 33.283 was over 1.5s quicker than that of nearest rival, McLaren's Jenson Button, and a second faster than team mate Lewis Hamilton's P1 time from Friday. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third in the timesheets, despite a late crash which brought the day's running to an end five minutes early, followed by Williams debutant Felipe Nasr, the Brazilian making an impressive first appearance as the team's new test and reserve driver. The final pre-season test, again in Bahrain, takes place over four days next week from February 27-March 2. Full report to follow. Unofficial Saturday test times from Bahrain
1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 33.283s, 89 laps
2. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 34.957s, 66 laps
3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 36.718s, 82 laps
4. Felipe Nasr, Williams, 1m 37.569s, 87 laps
5. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m 38.707s, 59 laps
6. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m 39.258s, 19 laps
7. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m 39.837s, 15 laps
8. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 40.472s, 19 laps
9. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m 43.027s, 17 laps
10. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m 45.094s, 4 laps
11. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, no time, 7 laps
12. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, no time, 5 laps


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Perez the pacesetter at final pre-season test in Bahrain
27 Feb 2014

Force India's Sergio Perez finished with the fastest time on the opening day of the final pre- season test in Bahrain on Thursday. The Mexican took his Mercedes- powered VJM07 around the Sakhir circuit in 1m 35.290s in the morning session, and with many teams opting to concentrate on long runs, his time was not bettered in the afternoon.
Unofficial Thursday test times from Bahrain
1. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m 35.290s, 105 laps
2. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m 36.184s, 128 laps
3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 36.432s, 54 laps
4. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 36.624s, 89 laps
5. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 37.700s, 89 laps
6. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 37.825s, 109 laps
7. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m 37.908s, 39 laps
8. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m 38.610s, 44 laps
9. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m 39.242s, 56 laps
10. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m 40.599s, 31 laps
11. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m 42.285s, 19 laps


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Perez quickest again for
Force India in Bahrain

28 Feb 2014


For the second day in a row, Force India's Sergio Perez was the fastest man on track at the final pre-season test in Bahrain. The Mexican's timesheet-topping lap on Friday was 0.064s quicker than Fernando Alonso's best effort for Ferrari, whilst Daniel Ricciardo was just 0.109s further back on a much better day for world champions Red Bull... Unofficial Friday test times from Bahrain
1. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m 35.570s, 108 laps
2. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 35.634s, 122 laps
3. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m 35.743s, 66 laps
4. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 36.507s, 103 laps
5. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 36.901s, 52 laps
6. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, 1m 38.092s, 75 laps
7. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m39.041s, 89 laps
8. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 39.636s, 61 laps
9. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m 39.976s, 106 laps
10. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m 41.613s, 31 laps
11. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m 42.516s, 55 laps


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One must not look at the pace in Pre season testing. Mostly teams try to get good number of laps with different settings. they are not trying to do fastest laps. Sometimes top teams do sandbagging to hide their real pace..
 

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Massa sets record pace as
Red Bull's struggles continue

01 Mar 2014


There were contrasting fortunes on display on the third day of the final pre-season test in Bahrain on Saturday. Whilst Williams' Felipe Massa was able to record the fastest time seen at the Sakhir circuit so far this winter, reigning world champions Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull had another session to forget as they failed to complete a single lap.
Unofficial Saturday test times from Bahrain
1. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 33.258s, 99 laps
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 33.484s, 103 laps
3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 35.426s, 87 laps
4. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 35.894s, 88 laps 5. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m 36.113s, 81 laps
6. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m 36.205s, 115 laps
7. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, 1m 37.087s, 78 laps
8. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m 38.083s, 117 laps
9. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m 42.166s, 33 laps
10. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, No time, 1 lap
11. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull, No time, 0 laps


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Hamilton leads final day of pre-season testing
02 Mar 2014



The final pre-season test of 2014 drew to a close under floodlights in Bahrain on Sunday, with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton setting the pace from the Williams of Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton's best time of 1m 33.278s was just two-hundredths down on the winter benchmark at Sakhir, set by Williams' Felipe Massa on Saturday. The teams' next track outing will be opening practice in Australia in less than two weeks' time"¦
Unofficial Sunday test times from Bahrain
1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 33.278s, 70 laps
2. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m 33.987s, 108 laps
3. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 34.280s, 74 laps
4. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m 35.577s, 74 laps
5. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 35.701s, 74 laps
6. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 36.467s, 91 laps
7. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m 36.835s, 61 laps
8. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m 37.303s, 86 laps
9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m 37.468s, 77 laps
10. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 38.111s, 22 laps
11. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m 38.391s, 106 laps
12. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m 39.302s, 32 laps



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2014 FORMULA 1 ROLEX
AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Pos
No
Driver
Team
Q1
Q2
Q3
Laps
1
44
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:31.699
1:42.890
1:44.231
22
2
3
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull Racing-Renault
1:30.775
1:42.295
1:44.548
20
3
6
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:32.564
1:42.264
1:44.595
21
4
20
Kevin Magnussen
McLaren-Mercedes
1:30.949
1:43.247
1:45.745
19
5
14
Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:31.388
1:42.805
1:45.819
21
6
25
Jean-Eric Vergne
STR-Renault
1:33.488
1:43.849
1:45.864
21
7
27
Nico Hulkenberg
Force India-Mercedes
1:33.893
1:43.658
1:46.030
20
8
26
Daniil Kvyat
STR-Renault
1:33.777
1:44.331
1:47.368
20
9
19
Felipe Massa
Williams-Mercedes
1:31.228
1:44.242
1:48.079
21
10
77
Valtteri Bottas
Williams-Mercedes
1:31.601
1:43.852
1:48.147
19
11
22
Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
1:31.396
1:44.437
13
12
7
Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
1:32.439
1:44.494
13
13
1
Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull Racing-Renault
1:31.931
1:44.668
13
14
99
Adrian Sutil
Sauber-Ferrari
1:33.673
1:45.655
12
15
10
Kamui Kobayashi
Caterham-Renault
1:34.274
1:45.867
13
16
11
Sergio Perez
Force India-Mercedes
1:34.141
1:47.293
13
17
4
Max Chilton
Marussia-Ferrari
1:34.293
5
18
17
Jules Bianchi
Marussia-Ferrari
1:34.794
5
19
21
Esteban Gutierrez
Sauber-Ferrari
1:35.117
7
20
9
Marcus Ericsson
Caterham-Renault
1:35.157
5
21
8
Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
1:36.993
6
22
13
Pastor Maldonado
Lotus-Renault
Q1 107% Time
1:37.129


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:dafuq: How the hell did that Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo got up upto 2nd position, while his team mate Vettel's is in 13th ! :notsure:
 

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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Provisional Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 Winner 3 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 58 +24.5 secs 2 18
3 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 58 +26.7 secs 4 15
4 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 +30.0 secs 10 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 +35.2 secs 5 10
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 58 +47.6 secs 15 8
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 58 +50.7 secs 7 6
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 58 +57.6 secs 11 4
9 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 58 +60.4 secs 6 2
10 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 58 +63.5 secs 8 1
11 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 58 +85.9 secs 16
12 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 13 13 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari +1 Lap 20
14 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari +2 Laps 17 Ret 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari +8 Laps 18 Ret 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault +14 Laps 22 Ret 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault +28 Laps 21 Ret 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault +30 Laps 19 Ret 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault +54 Laps 12 Ret 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +55 Laps 1 Ret 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes + secs 9 Ret 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault + secs 14

Note - Bottas qualified P10, drops 5 (gearbox change penalty); Gutierrez qualified P19, drops 5 (gearbox change penalty); Maldonado did not set Q3 time within 107%, starts race at stewards' discretion; Grosjean starts from pit lane (parc ferme changes)


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2014 FORMULA 1 ROLEX
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Provisional Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 Winner 3 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 58 +24.5 secs 2 18
3 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 58 +26.7 secs 4 15
4 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 +30.0 secs 10 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 +35.2 secs 5 10
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 58 +47.6 secs 15 8
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 58 +50.7 secs 7 6
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 58 +57.6 secs 11 4
9 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 58 +60.4 secs 6 2
10 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 58 +63.5 secs 8 1
11 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 58 +85.9 secs 16
12 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 13 13 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari +1 Lap 20
14 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari +2 Laps 17 Ret 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari +8 Laps 18 Ret 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault +14 Laps 22 Ret 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault +28 Laps 21 Ret 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault +30 Laps 19 Ret 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault +54 Laps 12 Ret 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +55 Laps 1 Ret 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes + secs 9 Ret 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault + secs 14

Note - Bottas qualified P10, drops 5 (gearbox change penalty); Gutierrez qualified P19, drops 5 (gearbox change penalty); Maldonado did not set Q3 time within 107%, starts race at stewards' discretion; Grosjean starts from pit lane (parc ferme changes)


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Force India should really watch out for williams, its about time Force India shed their midfielders tag and be more competitive. Hulk looked great in this race to finish 4th,sadly only to finish behind the williams at 7th.
 

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:dafuq: How the hell did that Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo got up upto 2nd position, while his team mate Vettel's is in 13th ! :notsure:
Its pretty sad how crowd cheer when vet failed to qualify in Q1, i am not a fan of his either but its not his fault that he is talented. Dont rule him out yet cause he had a software glitch.
 

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So who is the winner of the ugliest nose of the year award :notsure:
 

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Its pretty sad how crowd cheer when vet failed to qualify in Q1, i am not a fan of his either but its not his fault that he is talented. Dont rule him out yet cause he had a software glitch.

Yes i agree with you that it's not fair to blame vettel because he & his team were way ahead/outpacing the competition + yeah it's too early to rule him out of the game but let's wait see who comes out on top, will it be Ricciardo or Vettel for Red Bull again ! . And also i think the issue with vettel's unchallenged dominance in F1 was that at first it was pretty exciting for all to see a young and talented guy doing so well and everybody was like amazed to see him perform like that, but there is always a limit na! and believe me when i say that nowdays people are very impatient & unless you're a diehard fan of someone or from the same nationality, it's pretty hard to switch on the tv, sit back and to watch the same guy winning his 6th or 7th championship in a row ! and to feel excited about it. :truestory:
 

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