Felipe Massa

Bahrain GP – New parts in the sun

Sakhir, 19 April –The tenth edition of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend started off with a one-two for Ferrari. After winning in Shanghai, Fernando Alonso set the second fastest time of 1.34.564 in the first free practice session, behind his team-mate Felipe Massa, fastest in the other F138 in a time of 1.34.487. Third, at this the fourth round of the season was the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg (1.34.621.) Both Ferrari men used just one set of Hard tyres each, for their two runs on the dusty Bahraini track. The Scuderia worked on the usual programme of acquiring data, paying particular attention to the aerodynamic behaviour of the car, looking at new parts introduced here and re-evaluating some that were already tried out last weekend in China.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:34.487 11
2 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:34.564 0.077 19
3 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:34.621 0.134 22
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:34.790 0.303 20
5 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:34.949 0.462 17
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.069 0.582 22
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:35.101 0.614 19
8 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:35.119 0.632 19
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:35.345 0.858 17
10 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:35.611 1.124 14
11 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.640 1.153 23
12 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:35.783 1.296 16
13 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.792 1.305 16
14 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:36.014 1.527 19
15 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:36.485 1.998 20
16 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:36.498 2.011 17
17 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.755 2.268 20
18 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.214 2.727 21
19 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:37.850 3.363 20
20 21 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:38.401 3.914 20
21 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:39.445 4.958 12
22 22 Rodolfo Gonzalez Marussia-Cosworth 1:40.215 5.728 7

 

 

 

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