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The 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 2013 Formula One Season. It was held over the weekend of April 19–21st 2013 at the Bahrain International Circuit. It was be the ninth running of the Bahrain Grand Prix, all of which have been held at the Sakhir circuit.

Nico Rosberg started on pole after qualifying ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. In the race, Rosberg did not have the pace of Vettel or Alonso, and after the Red Bull driver got ahead of his fast-starting Ferrari rival, Vettel led the race ahead of Alonso. Alonso suffered an issue with his DRS, and Vettel raced clear ahead of Paul di Resta. In a race full of overtaking, Vettel won the race by nearly ten seconds over Kimi Räikkönen, with Romain Grosjean completing the podium after overtaking Di Resta towards the finish.

Background

Like the previous two Bahrain Grands Prix, protests marred the event. Unlike the 2011 event, but more like the 2012 event, the race went ahead without too many issues.

In terms of the championship standings, Sebastian Vettel's lead was reduced to just three points to Kimi Räikkönen, after the German was unable to pass Lewis Hamilton in the final few corners of the Chinese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso's win took him to just nine points behind Vettel.

In the Constructors' Championship, Red Bull-Renault lead Ferrari by five points, with Lotus-Renault and Mercedes within thirty points of the leaders.

After crashing into Adrian Sutil and forcing both drivers out of the race, Esteban Gutiérrez had a five-place grid penalty. Mark Webber's collision with Jean-Éric Vergne cost the Australian three places on the Bahrain grid.

Entry list

The full entry list for the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
Free Practice 1 only
21 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
22 Venezuela Rodolfo González Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P

Practice Overview

FP1

FP2

FP3

Practice Results

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1:34.79041:34.28231:33.3482
2 Australia Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1:35.10171:34.18421:33.3803
3 Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:34.56421:34.31041:33.2471
4 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari1:34.48711:34.55261:33.94911
5 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:35.06961:35.356111:34.11712
6 Mexico Sergio PérezMcLaren-Mercedes1:35.640111:35.589131:34.28213
7 Finland Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:35.34591:34.15411:33.4464
8 France Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:35.611101:34.63171:33.4646
9 Germany Nico RosbergMercedes1:34.62131:34.66681:33.7649
10 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:35.792131:34.976101:33.4555
11 Germany Nico HülkenbergSauber-Ferrari1:36.755171:36.133151:33.92210
12 Mexico Esteban GutiérrezSauber-Ferrari1:37.214181:36.616181:39.59222
14 United Kingdom Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:34.94951:34.54351:33.7008
15 Germany Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1:35.11981:34.93291:33.5967
16 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:36.498161:36.279161:34.83317
17 Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:35.783131:36.579171:34.61115
18 France Jean-Éric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1:36.014141:35.506121:34.67816
19 Australia Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1:36.485151:35.761141:34.55714
20 France Charles PicCaterham-Renault1:37.850191:37.601191:35.81618
21 Netherlands Giedo van der GardeCaterham-RenaultDNP1:37.970221:36.93920
Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1:38.40120DNPDNP
22 France Jules BianchiMarussia-CosworthDNP1:37.363211:36.73119
Venezuela Rodolfo GonzalezMarussia-Cosworth1:40.21522DNPDNP
23 United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1:39.445211:37.313201:37.63021

Qualifying

Q1

Q2

Q3

Qualifying Results

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 3 1:33.364 2 1:32.867 1 1:32.330 1
2 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 2 1:33.327 1 1:32.746 2 1:32.584 2
3 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1 1:32.878 5 1:33.316 3 1:32.667 3
4 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 4 1:33.498 7 1:33.346 4 1:32.762 9
5 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 9 1:33.966 3 1:33.098 5 1:33.078 7
6 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 7 1:33.780 8 1:33.358 6 1:33.207 4
7 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 6 1:33.762 6 1:33.335 7 1:33.235 5
8 15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 10 1:34.048 9 1:33.378 8 1:33.246 6
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 8 1:33.827 4 1:33.146 9 1:33.327 8
10 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 11 1:34.071 10 1:33.702 10 no time 10
11 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 5 1:33.498 11 1:33.762 11
12 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 13 1:34.310 12 1:33.914 12
13 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 12 1:34.120 13 1:33.974 13
14 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 15 1:34.409 14 1:33.976 14
15 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 16 1:34.425 15 1:34.105 15
16 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 14 1:34.314 16 1:34.284 16
17 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 17 1:34.425 17
18 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 18 1:34.730 22
19 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 19 1:35.283 18
20 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 20 1:36.178 19
21 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 21 1:36.304 20
22 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 21 1:36.476 21

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Nico Rosberg 2
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 2 3 ______________
Fernando Alonso 4
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 3 5 ______________
Paul di Resta 6
______________ Adrian Sutil
Row 4 7 ______________
Mark Webber* 8
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 5 9 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 10
______________ Jenson Button
Row 6 11 ______________
Romain Grosjean 12
______________ Sergio Pérez
Row 7 13 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 14
______________ Nico Hülkenberg
Row 8 15 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 16
______________ Jean-Éric Vergne
Row 9 17 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 18
______________ Charles Pic
Row 10 19 ______________
Jules Bianchi 20
______________ Giedo van der Garde
Row 11 21 ______________
Max Chilton 22
______________ Esteban Gutiérrez

* Mark Webber was given a three-place grid penalty after his collision with Jean-Éric Vergne at the Chinese Grand Prix. Having qualified fifth, his penalty was applied after Lewis Hamilton's penalty (Hamilton qualified fourth), and Webber was placed at seventh.

Lewis Hamilton was given a five-place grid penalty for changing his gearbox after third practice. Having qualified fourth, he was pushed back to ninth on the grid.

Esteban Gutiérrez qualified eighteenth, and was given a five-place grid penalty for his collision with Adrian Sutil that forced both drivers out of the race. He will start in last place on the grid.

Race

Results

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 1:36:00.498 2 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 57 + 9.111 s 8 18
3 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 57 + 19.507 s 11 15
4 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 57 + 21.727 s 5 12
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 57 + 35.230 s 9 10
6 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 57 + 35.998 s 12 8
7 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 + 37.244 s 7 6
8 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 57 + 37.574 s 3 4
9 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 57 + 41.126 s 1 2
10 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 57 + 46.631 s 10 1
11 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 57 + 1 m 6.450 s 17
12 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 57 + 1 m 12.933 s 14
13 15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 57 + 1 m 16.719 s 6
14 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 57 + 1 m 21.511 s 15
15 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 57 + 1 m 26.364 s 4
16 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 + 1 lap 13
17 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 56 + 1 lap 18
18 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 + 1 lap 22
19 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 56 + 1 lap 19
20 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 56 + 1 lap 21
21 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 55 + 2 laps 20
Ret 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16 Puncture damage 16

Milestones

Standings after race

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 77
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 67
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 50
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 47
5 Australia Mark Webber 32
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 30
7 France Romain Grosjean 26
8 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 20
9 Germany Nico Rosberg 14
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button 13
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 10
12 Germany Adrian Sutil 6
13 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 6
14 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 5
15 France Jean-Éric Vergne 1
16 Finland Valtteri Bottas 0
17 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 0
18 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
19 France Jules Bianchi 0
20 France Charles Pic 0
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 0
22 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 109
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 93
3 Italy Ferrari 77
4 Germany Mercedes 64
5 India Force India-Mercedes 26
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 23
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 7
8 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 5
9 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 0
10 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

Notes

V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
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