Bahrain final test – day 4


How they finished on day four:

1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:33.278

2) Valtteri Bottas (Williams) 1:33.987

3) Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 1:34.280

4) Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) 1:35.577

5) Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) 1:35.701

6) Adrian Sutil (Sauber) 1:36.467

7) Max Chilton (Marussia) 1:36.835

8) Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber) 1:37.303

9) Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1:37.468

10) Jenson Button (McLaren) 1:38.111

11) Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham) 1:38.391

12) Romain Grosjean (Lotus) 1:39.302


Bahrain test – day 3


1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:34.263

2) Jenson Button (McLaren) 1:34.976

3) Felipe Massa (Williams) 1:37.066

4) Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber) 1:37.180

5) Sergio Perez (Force India) 1:37.367

6) Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:37.476

7) Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) 1:38.974

8) Pastor Maldonado (Lotus) 1:39.642

9) Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:40.781

10) Marcus Ericsson (Caterham) 1:42.130

11) Max Chilton (Marussia) 1:46.672

12) Valtteri Bottas (Williams) no time


Kevin Magnussen in Bahrain

@McLarenF1 driver @KevinMagnussen open the 2nd test in #Bahrain this morning in the #MP4-29



The first official photo of the Lotus E22


2014 F1 Pre Season Test 2 – Day 1. Bahrain Internanational Circuit, Bahrain. Wednesday 19 February 2014. Romain Grosjean, Lotus E22 Renault. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic.ref: Digital Image _W2Q1437.

Day 1 of the second test in Bahrain

Lap times

1. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) 1:36.8

2. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 1:37.8

3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:37.9

4. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren) 1:38.2

5. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1:40.2

6. Adrian Sutil (Sauber) 1:40.4

7. Robin Frijns (Caterham) 1:42.5

8. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) 1:44.3

9. Romain Grosjean (Lotus) 1:44.8

10. Felipe Massa (Williams); Jules Bianchi (Marussia) no time

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The Mercedes AMG Petronas W04 (partly) unveiled today [updated]

And here’s the new Mercedes W05 uncovered! Here is a link to the launch site.



First teaser is a detail of ‘the BlackBerry curve’ shared on Google+ and Twitter:

Headrest BB Logo

Nose Crop (1)

McLaren has an important message on the car #keepfightingmichael:

Mercedes starts up and then fails to launch:

The first image of the Sauber C33




Here is the new Williams FW36

Williams released this image on Twitter today:



Comparison with last year’s model:


Force India reveals first image of new VJM07 2014 F1 car


Force India have become the first team to release pictures of their 2014 Formula 1 car. The team issued a single photograph of the VJM07 on Wednesday and admitted it had been carefully chosen to avoid revealing too much detail. F1 is introducing the biggest set of rule changes for a generation this season and teams are keeping a close eye on rival designs. Force India have chosen a new, predominantly black, colour scheme.

Comparison with last year’s model:


2014 McLaren with Telmex sponsorship livery concept



[via Im a die hard F1 Fan + Rach F1]