Bahrain – The Inside Line

Bahrain – The Inside Line

Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical)
"We were very happy with the weekend in China. It was good to have such a smooth weekend in the garage and all credit to the team in Shanghai and back at the factories for the preparation that went into this race. Looking ahead to Bahrain, last year saw arguably the best race of the season at this circuit – something we very much hope to see once again. It was the first night race in Bahrain and the two battling Silver Arrows looked spectacular under the flood lights. This is an event where our paint shop team show off their great work to best effect! Qualifying and the race both take place in darkness, where track temperature is very similar to ambient, while practice takes place in far hotter track temperatures earlier in the day – presenting a particular challenge to optimize the car. The circuit is also hard on both fuel consumption and brakes, so it will be an interesting weekend and no doubt another tough contest on track with the team from Maranello."


Session AST (Local Time) UTC (-3 Hours)
Practice 1 14:00 - 15:30 11:00 - 12:30
Practice 2 18:00 - 19:30 15:00 - 16:30
Practice 3 15:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 13:00
Qualifying 18:00 - 19:00 15:00 - 16:00
Race 18:00 15:00

Race Characteristics (2005-2014)

Races Featuring Safety Car 2 (Last 2014)
Total Safety Car Deployments 2
Historical Safety Car Probability 20%
Winners From Pole Position 4
Lowest Winning Grid Position P4 (2006/2009)
Climate Hot, Dry
Historical Weekend Temperature Range 20 - 42°C
Rain Affected Sessions 0
Rain Affected Races 0
Historical Wet Race Probability 0%

2014 Statistics

Fastest Lap P1 1:37.502 (HAM)
Fastest Lap P2 1:34.325 (HAM)
Fastest Lap P3 1:35.324 (HAM)
Fastest Lap Q1 1:34.874 (HUL)
Fastest Lap Q2 1:33.708 (ROS)
Fastest Lap Q3 1:33.185 (ROS)
Delta P1 to Q3 4.317
Delta Q1 to Q3 1.689
Fastest Race Lap 1:37.020
Winning Race Time 1:39'42.743
Winning Average Speed 185.476 km/h
Race Speed Trap 335.7 km/h
Winning Strategy 2 Stops (L19/41)
Total Race Pit Stops 57
Total Normal Overtakes 38
Total DRS Overtakes 22
Not Classified 5 (3 Mechanical)

107% Sample Times

1:33.000 1:39.510
1:33.500 1:40.045
1:34.000 1:40.580
1:34.500 1:41.115
1:35.000 1:41.650
1:35.500 1:42.185
1:36.000 1:42.720
1:36.500 1:43.255
1:37.000 1:43.790
1:37.500 1:44.325

To find out more about the Bahrain International Circuit, click here.

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