TECH TALK: Bahrain
Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical)
"Bahrain is quite a different track to Melbourne, so it will be interesting to see how we fare. One thing you can normally guarantee is that it will be dry. Unlike the rain-hit Melbourne weekend, this will provide plenty of opportunity for track time. Thanks to their evening timings, qualifying and the race in Bahrain see much cooler track temperatures than the mid-afternoon FP1 / FP3 sessions – making the latter somewhat unrepresentative. This potentially makes tyre selection even more of a factor. We know already that there is a marked difference between the allocations selected by competing teams for this race, so we could see a few surprises. A big positive from Melbourne was seeing how well the new tyre rules delivered in terms of strategy variation – and we expect to see more of the same here. We’ve seen close battles throughout the field in both years of twilight racing in Bahrain, so we look forward to hopefully providing another spectacular evening for the fans."
|Session||Local Time (AST)||Brackley (BST)||Stuttgart (CEST)|
|Practice 1||14:00 - 15:30||12:00 - 13:30||13:00 - 14:30|
|Practice 2||18:00 - 19:30||16:00 - 17:30||17:00 - 18:30|
|Practice 3||15:00 - 16:00||13:00 - 14:00||14:00 - 15:00|
|Qualifying||18:00 - 19:00||16:00 - 17:00||17:00 - 18:00|
|Race||18:00 - 20:00||16:00 - 18:00||17:00 - 19:00|
Weather.com Forecast (Accurate as of Monday 28 March)
|Thursday||31 March||19 – 23°C||Cloudy / Wind||0%||20 mph NNW||48%|
|Friday||01 April||18 – 24°C||Cloudy / Wind||0%||20 mph N||43%|
|Saturday||02 April||18 – 24°C||Sunny||0%||16 mph NNW||35%|
|Sunday||03 April||18 – 26°C||Sunny||0%||12 mph NNW||35%|
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