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The 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix (formally the 2015 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix)[1] was the fourth race of the 2015 Formula One season. The race was the 11th Bahrain Grand Prix, with all of them being held at the Bahrain International Circuit.


BackgroundEdit

Soft "option" and medium "prime" tyres were used for the Grand Prix.[2].


As in 2014, the race started at sunset, meaning this would be a night race.[3]

Jolyon Palmer competed in the first practice session for Lotus.[4]

The weather was said to be "typically hot [and] dry",[5] with Friday's temperatures being about 36 °C (97 °F) at the start of the first practice session.[6] However, the temperatures on Sunday were expected to be lower due to the race taking place at night.[5]

Lewis Hamilton was accused by Nico Rosberg for backing him up into the Ferrari drivers,[7] to which the former said that he "did try to attack".[8] They were warned by Mercedes saying that they will be "managed" more if their behaviour continues.[9] After Hamilton mentioned that negotiations with extending his contract were going slow,[10] people started to rumour that he was asking for a number one status, to which both Hamilton and Mercedes denied the claim.[11][12]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

Kimi Räikkönen was fastest in the first practice session, having set a time of 1:37.827. Sebastian Vettel followed 0.202 seconds behind despite losing power on his second run, while Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were fifteenth and sixteenth respectively after they used their second set of medium tyres a lot earlier than the other teams, who all waited until the circuit rubbered in. Valtteri Bottas had successfully set the third fastest time for Williams, being joined by Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz, Jr. Daniel Ricciardo was fifth ahead of Toro Rosso's other driver Max Verstappen. Fernando Alonso made a surprise result with the seventh fastest time. However, Jenson Button was unable to set a time when an electrical issue caused his car to spin and halt at Turn 2 at the start of his flying lap. Felipe Nasr was eighth fastest, but his teammate Marcus Ericsson was in seventeenth. The final two in the top ten were Daniil Kvyat and Felipe Massa.[6]

Sergio Pérez and Nico Hülkenberg were eleventh and thirteenth respectively, sandwiching Pastor Maldonado. Jolyon Palmer again took over for Romain Grosjean, setting the fourteenth fastest time. Will Stevens was eighteenth fastest, and Roberto Merhi followed in nineteenth.[6]

FP2Edit

After failing to top the results of the first session, Rosberg and Hamilton were able to get back to the top in the second practice session. Rosberg was fastest with a time of 1:34.647, while Hamilton was second after locking up his right front tyre at Turn 8. Räikkönen followed, and teammate Vettel was fourth, despite an incident near the end. He was coming out of the pits, when he noted of having problems with his brakes, and his front wing was damaged after it made contact at Turn 1 with the tyre of Pérez, who was seventeenth in the session and making a dive inside Nasr. The red flags were briefly brought out when the debris was left on the track, having to be removed. Following an investigation, the stewards gave no further action for the incident.[13] Räikkönen and Hamilton were also alerted to the stewards when they left the pit lane incorrectly, having passed a few drivers at the exit. Räikkönen was reprimanded for what appeared to be dangerous driving,[14] while no further action was given for Hamilton.[15]

Bottas was still impressive with the fifth fastest time, being followed by Ricciardo. Maldonado was successfully seventh, and after Vettel and Pérez's incident, Nasr was eighth. Kvyat and Massa finished in the same positions as in the first session, and Ericsson moved to eleventh in front of Alonso. Absent from the first session due to Palmer taking over, Grosjean was thirteenth ahead of Sainz, Hülkenberg and Verstappen.[13] Button was nineteenth following an engine problem that forced him to stop at Turn 11 after completing only two laps. McLaren were able to get the car going again later in the session, but Button could not improve the lap time he set earlier,[13][14] being sandwiched between Stevens and Merhi.[13]

FP3Edit

Hamilton was able to beat Rosberg in the third practice session, being 0.069 seconds ahead of Vettel, with Rosberg being third. Räikkönen, who was fourth fastest, was followed by Bottas and Massa, and Maldonado did an impressive seventh. Ricciardo set the eighth fastest time, but his teammate Kvyat was twelfth after a spin into the gravel trap at Turn 4 following four laps completed. However, he managed to go back onto the circuit in the last three minutes. Hülkenberg and Nasr filled out the top ten, with Button in eleventh. Ericsson was thirteenth fastest ahead of Verstappen and Pérez, and Alonso had set the sixteenth fastest time. Sainz followed him, and Grosjean was eighteenth after struggling with lock-up from his brakes. Stevens and Merhi were nineteenth and twentieth respectively.[16]

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:38.455 5 1:35.449 6 1:36.335 8
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:38.029 2 1:35.277 4 1:34.668 2
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:39.293 15 1:34.647 1 1:34.968 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:37.827 1 1:35.174 3 1:35.141 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP 1:36.334 13 1:37.151 18
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.534 17 1:36.148 11 1:36.612 13
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:38.793 11 1:37.062 17 1:36.727 15
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.628 8 1:35.793 8 1:36.429 10
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:38.842 12 1:35.474 7 1:36.307 7
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:38.598 7 1:36.191 12 1:36.899 16
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:38.790 10 1:35.884 10 1:35.471 6
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda No Time 20 1:39.209 19 1:36.488 11
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:38.661 9 1:35.883 9 1:36.548 12
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:39.187 13 1:36.805 15 1:36.421 9
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:42.973 18 1:39.131 18 1:39.745 19
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:39.283 14 DNP DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:38.504 6 1:36.917 16 1:36.684 14
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:39.532 16 1:34.762 2 1:34.599 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:38.447 4 1:36.471 14 1:36.979 17
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:38.390 3 1:35.280 5 1:35.393 5
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:44.265 19 1:40.592 20 1:40.541 20
Source: [17][18][19]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Hamilton had the fastest time in Q1, with Bottas separating him from Rosberg. Button was one of the Q1 eliminators, when he was unable to set a time due to another technical problem.[20] He stated, after his car broke down following its exit out of the pits, that "I'm guessing it was electrical; the car just shut down."[21] He was later given permission by the stewards to take part in the race.[22] Meanwhile, his teammate Alonso finally got his car into Q2. Maldonado was also eliminated when his car had an engine problem, having to start 16th. The other drivers eliminated were Kvyat, Stevens and Merhi.[20]

Q2Edit

Again, the fastest time was set by Hamilton, ahead of Räikkönen, Massa, Vettel and Rosberg. Pérez was only just put into the knockout zone by Sainz at the end of Q2. Both Sauber drivers Nasr and Ericsson qualified twelfth and thirteenth respectively. Alonso was knocked out as well with the fourteenth fastest time, having made the first time McLaren had got into Q2 in 2015. Verstappen was the last of the drivers in the knockout zone after a mistake at the end of his fastest lap.[20]

Q3Edit

Hamilton went on to receive his first pole position in Bahrain, with a time of 1:32.571, ahead of Vettel and Rosberg. Räikkönen was next to Rosberg, and Bottas and Massa qualified fifth and sixth respectively. Ricciardo was seventh ahead of Hülkenberg, Sainz and Grosjean.[20]

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:33.928 11:32.669 11:32.571 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71:34.919 41:33.623 21:32.982 2
3 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 31:34.398 51:33.878 31:33.129 3
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 51:34.568 21:33.540 41:33.227 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 21:34.161 61:33.897 51:33.381 5
6 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 41:34.488 31:33.551 61:33.744 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 61:34.691 81:34.403 71:33.832 7
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 151:35.653 91:34.613 81:34.450 8
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 111:35.371 101:34.641 91:34.462 9
10 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 81:35.007 71:34.123 101:34.484 10
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 121:35.451 111:34.704 11
12 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 101:35.310 121:34.737 12
13 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 111:35.438 131:35.034 13
14 20 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 91:35.205 141:35.039 14
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 151:35.611 151:35.103 15
16 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 161:35.677 16
17 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 171:35.800 17
18 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 181:38.713 18
19 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 191:39.722 19
107% time: 1:40.502
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 20no time 20*
Source: [23]

Note:

  • * Button did not manage to set a time within the Q1 107% requirement, and was given permission from the stewards to race.[22]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 2 3 ______________
Nico Rosberg 4
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 3 5 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 6
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 4 7 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 8
______________ Nico Hülkenberg
Row 5 9 ______________
Carlos Sainz, Jr. 10
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 6 11 ______________
Sergio Pérez 12
______________ Felipe Nasr
Row 7 13 ______________
Marcus Ericsson 14
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 8 15 ______________
Max Verstappen 16
______________ Pastor Maldonado
Row 9 17 ______________
Daniil Kvyat 18
______________ Will Stevens
Row 10 19 ______________
Roberto Merhi 20
______________ Jenson Button*

Source

Note:

  • * Button did not manage to set a time within the Q1 107% requirement, and was given permission from the stewards to race.[22]

RaceEdit

Pre-raceEdit

Button was unable to start the race, due to further technical problems.[24]

ReportEdit

At the start of the formation lap, Massa's car stalled, which it was thought to be an electrical problem. It was able to move again, but Massa had to start from the pit lane due to the new rules of 2015. Hamilton kept his lead at the first corner on the first lap, and Räikkönen overtook Rosberg while the latter was trying to make a move around Vettel. However, Rosberg was able to get past Räikkönen on lap 4.[25]

Maldonado was given a five-second penalty for not lining up on the grid correctly. Meanwhile, Rosberg took second place from Vettel on lap 9. Hülkenberg, Massa and Nasr made the first pit stops of the race on lap 11.[25] Maldonado took his penalty during his first pit stop.[26] Vettel came in on lap 14, and moved into third on lap 15 when Rosberg took his first pit stop, despite the latter already being in front of Vettel. Hamilton pitted on the next lap, giving the lead to Räikkönen, and rejoining in second right ahead of Vettel and Rosberg. Rosberg was able to get past Vettel on lap 17, before Räikkönen pitted on lap 18.[25]

to be completed

Post-raceEdit

Hamilton explained to Jackie Stewart while in the podium interviews: "The Ferraris gave us a real good run for our money and out there it was really difficult to look after the tyres in these conditions, behind backmarkers and all sorts, but fortunately I was able to keep the car together, keep the tyres as healthy as possible and pull it through."[27] Räikkönen stated that he was disappointed with not winning, but was pleased of "how the team is working."[27][28] Rosberg said that while he was displeased with losing second place, he was still happy with the speed of the car.[27]

Vettel, who had finished outside the podium, said that he thought he had let Ferrari down with his mistake of going wide and damaging his front wing, but still had "a good recovery and still some decent points."[29]

The Süddeutsche Zeitung stated that Räikkönen's drive, earning him his first podium in his return to Ferrari, was a "cool application" for a new contract after 2015.[30]

Ricciardo's car had a fourth engine put in after the third failed upon finishing the race, meaning that he would get a grid penalty if he uses a fifth engine.[31] Verstappen, who was one of the drivers that did not finish the race, stated that the engine was "a bit of a nightmare."[32] Christian Horner later announced that the teams would agree to have a plan on allowing a maximum of five engines to be used.[33][34]

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 57 1h 35m 5.809s 1 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 57 +3.380 4 18
3 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 57 +6.033 3 15
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 57 +42.957 5 12
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 57 +43.989 2 10
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 +61.751 7 8
7 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 57 +84.763 10 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 11 4
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 56 +1 Lap 18* 2
10 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap PL 1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 +1 Lap 14
12 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 12
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 8
14 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 13
15 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 17*
16 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 55 +2 Laps 19*
17 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 54 +3 Laps 20*
Ret 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 34 Electrical 15
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 29 Engine 9
DNS 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 0 ERS
Source: [35]

Notes:

  • * Maldonado made a mistake on the grid by lining up in seventeenth instead of sixteenth, with all the drivers behind him pushed down one place.[26]
  • Massa started from the pit lane after a problem caused him to stall on the grid.[36]
  • Button's car stayed in the pits, after McLaren spotted a problem with its ERS.[26]

Fastest lapsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Lap Time Gap Avg. Speed Race
1 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 42 1:36.311 202.294 km/h 2
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 38 1:36.624 + 0.313 s 201.639 km/h 5
3 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 36 1:37.326 + 1.015 s 200.184 km/h 3
4 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 43 1:37.665 + 1.354 s 199.490 km/h 15
5 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 38 1:37.857 + 1.546 s 199.098 km/h 1
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 16 1:38.095 + 1.784 s 198.615 km/h 4
7 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 43 1:38.216 + 1.905 s 198.370 km/h 12
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 39 1:38.338 + 2.027 s 198.124 km/h 8
9 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 27 1:38.422 + 2.111 s 197.955 km/h 14
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 40 1:38.653 + 2.342 s 197.492 km/h 13
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 36 1:38.725 + 2.414 s 197.348 km/h 9
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 53 1:38.948 + 2.637 s 196.903 km/h 6
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 38 1:38.992 + 2.681 s 196.815 km/h 11
14 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 12 1:39.094 + 2.783 s 196.613 km/h 10
15 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 34 1:39.161 + 2.850 s 196.480 km/h 7
16 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 32 1:39.607 + 3.296 s 195.600 km/h Ret
17 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 13 1:40.651 + 4.340 s 193.571 km/h Ret
18 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 36 1:41.759 + 5.448 s 191.464 km/h 16
19 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 36 1:42.033 + 5.722 s 190.949 km/h 17
Source

Laps in the leadEdit

StintsEdit

TotalsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 93
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 66 ▲1
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 65 ▼1
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 42 ▲1
5 Brazil Felipe Massa 31 ▼1
6 Finland Valtteri Bottas 30
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 19 ▲1
8 Brazil Felipe Nasr 14 ▼1
9 France Romain Grosjean 12 ▲1
10 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 6 ▲2
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6 ▼2
12 Netherlands Max Verstappen 6 ▼1
13 Mexico Sergio Pérez 5 ▲2
14 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 5 ▼1
15 Russia Daniil Kvyat 4 ▼1
16 Spain Fernando Alonso 0 ▲1
17 United Kingdom Jenson Button 0 ▼1
18 United Kingdom Will Stevens 0 ▲1
19 Spain Roberto Merhi 0 ▼1
20 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 0
Source: [37]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 159
2 Italy Ferrari 107
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 61
4 Austria Red Bull-Renault 23 ▲1
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 19 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 12 ▲2
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 12 ▼1
8 India Force India-Mercedes 11 ▼2
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 0
10 United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 0
Source: [37]

NotesEdit

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V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix
Circuits Bahrain International Circuit (2004–present)
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Races 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016


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