Bahrain GP - Last daylight run

Bahrain GP – Last daylight run

Sakhir, 5 April –Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the third and and final free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, which is to be run as a night race for the first time this year. The Mercedes driver lapped in 1.35.324 ahead of his team-mate, Nico Rosberg (1.35.439) and behind this pair, qualifying for the third round of the season, which starts at 6pm on the dusty desert track, looks like being particularly closely contested.

Third was Sergio Perez in the Force India (1.35.868.) Fernando Alonso (1.36.454) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.36.772) were seventh and tenth respectively, with both men working on set-up running bth Pirelli compounds, first the Medium then the Soft.

 

Pos    No Driver Team    Time/Retired    Gap   Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.324 12
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.439 0.115 12
3 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1:35.868 0.544 10
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:36.116 0.792 10
5 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:36.364 1.040 8
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.394 1.070 8
7 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:36.454 1.130 12
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:36.455 1.131 11
9 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 1:36.680 1.356 16
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:36.772 1.448 13
11 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.822 1.498 8
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 1:37.030 1.706 11
13 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:37.119 1.795 11
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.325 2.001 18
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.089 2.765 24
16 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:38.400 3.076 17
17 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:38.736 3.412 15
18 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:38.880 3.556 21
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:38.971 3.647 18
20 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:39.208 3.884 17
21 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:39.225 3.901 8
22 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:39.597 4.273 14
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