Fernando Alonso

Bahrain GP – A tough time to get into the points

Sakhir, 21 April – Scuderia Ferrari ended the Bahrain Grand Prix with an eighth place for Fernando Alonso and a fifteenth for Felipe Massa. The outcome for both men was affected by difficulties during the race. As from lap 7, Alonso had problems with his DRS. After two pits stops in which the mechanics tried to fix it, the Spaniard had to race without it for the rest of the afternoon. His race was therefore something of a struggle and eighth place at the flag was the most he could do. Massa also had an unlucky afternoon, suffering no less than two punctures which saw him pit a total of four times, as did Alonso, and the Brazilian was unable to make it into the points. Sebastian Vettel won the race.

Race

Pos. Time Gap Laps FL L
ALONSO 8th 1:36.38.072 + 37.574 57 1.37.204 41
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 7 New Hard
2nd stop Lap 8 -
3rd stop Lap 24 Old Hard
  4th stop Lap 39 New Hard
MASSA 15th 1:37.26.862 + 86.364 577..111 1.38.839 42
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 10 New Hard
2nd stop Lap  17 New Medium
3rd stop Lap  28 Old Hard
4th stop Lap 36 Old Medium

Weather: air 29/33 °C, track 37/44°C. Sunny

 

 

 

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 57 Winner 2 25
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 57 +9.1 secs 8 18
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 57 +19.5 secs 11 15
4 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 57 +21.7 secs 5 12
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 57 +35.2 secs 9 10
6 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 57 +35.9 secs 12 8
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 57 +37.2 secs 7 6
8 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 +37.5 secs 3 4
9 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 57 +41.1 secs 1 2
10 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 57 +46.6 secs 10 1
11 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 57 +66.4 secs 17
12 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 57 +72.9 secs 14
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 57 +76.7 secs 6
14 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 57 +81.5 secs 15
15 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 57 +86.3 secs 4
16 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 13
17 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 56 +1 Lap 18
18 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 22
19 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 56 +1 Lap 19
20 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 56 +1 Lap 21
21 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +2 Laps 20
Ret 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 16 16
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