Bahrain GP - Alonso third again, Raikkonen 14th

Bahrain GP – Alonso third again, Raikkonen 14th

Sakhir, 4 April – Fernando Alonso was third this evening, just as he was in the first session in Bahrain. The Spaniard stopped the clocks in 1.35.360, completed 28 laps. Fernando and the entire field managed to improve their times considerably in the second session. That was down to a cleaner track, but most of all to a drop in temperature after the sun set.

Kimi Raikkonen had a more complicated time this evening, still not getting the F14 T to his liking. The Finn’s best time was a 1.36.366, which was good enough for 14th place. Over the final 35 minutes of the 90 available, the Finn, like all the others didn’t bother chasing lap times, but concentrated on a long run, using the Medium tyre to run a comparison with Alonso who used the Softs up the final minutes. Kimi did 33 laps.

Once again Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheet in 1.34.325 ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who was over three tenths down.

 

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.325 28
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:34.690 0.365 31
3 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:35.360 1.035 28
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:35.433 1.108 28
5 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:35.442 1.117 13
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.528 1.203 21
7 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:35.606 1.281 30
8 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 1:35.640 1.315 31
9 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.662 1.337 22
10 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1:35.802 1.477 40
11 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:35.920 1.595 9
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 1:35.972 1.647 33
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:35.998 1.673 18
14 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:36.366 2.041 33
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.962 2.637 13
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.975 2.650 35
17 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:37.259 2.934 25
18 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:37.599 3.274 23
19 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:37.800 3.475 15
20 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:38.247 3.922 10
21 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:38.257 3.932 33
22 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:39.136 4.811 30
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