F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2017

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2017

The third race of the 2017 Formula 1 calendar is over. Here is a recap of what happened during the weekend.

Lets start with the Pre-Race press conference.

Practice

In FP1 Raikkonens Ferrari engine broke down and Massa had brake problems. Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time.

In FP2 Vettel was again the quickest bu then his engine broke down.

In FP2 Verstappen was the quickest and Romain Grosjean crashed his Haas car.

Qualifying

Bottas took the pole position with Hamilton in the second place and Vettel in the third place.

Here is the driver’s reactions after qualifying.

Here is the lap tha gave Bottas the pole position.

Race

In the race Vettel overtook Hamilton at the race start and then chased down Bottas but was unable to overtake him. At the opening laps of the race the first six cars were very close together. Vettel was the first car to come for his pit stop and when the safety car came out for the crash of Stroll with Sainz then Vettel found himsef in the first place. From then on Vettel build a gap from Bottas who was struggling with his rear tyres. Hamilton took a five second time penalty for slowing down Riciardo in the Pitlane. This penalty proved costly because Hamilton was unable to reach Vettel at the end of the race. In the end Vettel was the race winner with Hamilton coming in second and Bottas third.

The driver’s reactions after the race.

And also the best of Team Radio messages from this weekend.

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