Formula 1 – Bahrain Grand Prix 2014

Bahrain was lit up like a prized possession.

 

The race was held after sunset, and the view from up-top was simply outstanding.

The race began with both the Mercedes drivers, Nico Rosberg & Lewis Hamilton zooming ahead of the rest of the pack.

So much, that within 10 laps, they had made a gap of over 10 seconds with the rest. Surprising right?

The order stayed the same till the very end, but the fight for the first spot, got heated in the last 7 laps.

Hamilton, kept his cool, used his experience, and outwitted his teammate for the first spot.

 

Force India got the last spot on the podium which equals their best ever finish since their entry in Formula 1.

Things we learnt from the race:

1) Mercedes has the best car, and are ahead of the others in terms of preparation by miles, literally.

2) Ferrari & Red Bull are showing clear signs of struggle.

3) Sebastian Vettel will have to gain more points on a regular basis till his team figures out what can be done.

4) Force India & Williams have been the standout performers, and have solid improvements in their cars. This could be witnessed during the race as for a majority portion, Force India & Williams were hovering around 5-8th spots.

5) It seems we will all witness a Mercedes dominating season!! Hope there will be some change to that in the coming races.

Note: Images taken from Google….!!

Formula 1 – What we learned from the 1st race in 2014

The race has been awaited for many months.

Every pundit had their money on Sebastian Vettel.

I don’t blame them.

He has been winning races, championships for a couple of years already.

Honestly when he drives, it seems like he is playing a F1 Simulator game, where he is on beast mode and rest are just plain amateurs.

Anyways coming back to the first race in Australia, everyone were hyped about the new regulations, with Mercedes tipped to be the ones to rule for the starting races.

That didn’t disappoint us anyway.

Here is my list of some top performers form Sunday’s race.

Hero of the Day:

Nico Rosberg powered by Mercedes won the grad prix with ease and no tension.

Zero of the Day:

Red Bull Racing Team as their engines were not up to the mark which resulted in the defending champion going off the race within 15 laps.

Also, Daniel Ricciardo, the local boy who came second got his happiness short-lived when he realized his team’s strategy went against the rules, and thus he was stripped of all his points.

What a shame for the guy who drove the second best and got applauded by everyone as he crossed the chequered flag.

Surprising performance of the Day:

This award goes to Valtteri Bottas from the Williams team.

Can you imagine, yourself racing for points, you are 8th, and as you drive, you hit the wall slightly which results in one Tyre coming off.

Anyone would comment that the race is over for that man.

But No, Bottas pitted, changed his tires and came back to finish the race at 5th.

Isn’t that surprising!!