Some Facts After The 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

☛ 862nd Formula 1 Grand Prix
☛ 22th victory for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 31th pole position for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 4th Hat trick for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 10th fastest lap for Sebastian Vettel
☛ 1st podium for Romain Grosjean
☛ 1st lead lap for Paul Di Resta
☛ 28th win for Red Bull Racing
☛ 39th pole position for Red Bull as constructor
☛ 143rd win for Renault Engine
☛ 194th pole position for Renault as engine builder

 

2012 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain GP – Results

Kimi and Romain crossing the finish line in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel wins the Bahrain Grand Prix!

1 S. Vettel Red Bull Racing 3
2 K. Räikkönen Lotus + 3,3 3
3 R. Grosjean Lotus + 10,1 3
4 M. Webber Red Bull Racing + 38,7 3
5 N. Rosberg Mercedes AMG + 55,4 3
6 P. di Resta Force India + 57,5 2
7 F. Alonso Ferrari + 57,8 3
8 L. Hamilton McLaren + 58,9 3
9 F. Massa Ferrari + 64,9 3
10 M. Schumacher Mercedes AMG + 71,4 3
11 S. Perez Sauber + 72,7 3
12 N. Hülkenberg Force India + 76,5 3
13 K. Kobayashi Sauber + 90,3 3
14 J. Vergne Scud. Toro Rosso + 93,7 3
15 D. Ricciardo Scud. Toro Rosso + 1L 3
16 V. Petrov Caterham + 1L 3
17 H. Kovalainen Caterham + 1L 4
19 T. Glock Marussia + 2L 3
20 P. de la Rosa Hispania Racing + 2L 3
21 N. Karthikeyan Hispania Racing + 2L 4

OUT

?? C. Pic Marussia Defekt
26 B. Senna Williams Defekt
27 P. Maldonado Williams Defekt
56 J. Button McLaren Defekt

Valtteri Bottas RUNS the Bahrain Grand Prix!

Looks can be deceiving. Valtteri Bottas stands at just 1.73m and he’s very solid, but boy can the man run. He completed a lap of the 5.4km Sakhir circuit in 20m12s (the equivalent of 3m43s per km), which was nearly a minute faster than anyone else this weekend. If you don’t believe the lap time – and there are many runners from rival teams who don’t – you can ask our non-executive director Toto Wolff for proof; he was cycling while Valtteri ran and timed the lap himself (photo courtesy or Mr. Wolff!).

2012 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain GP – Starting Grid

Sebastian Vettel on pole in Bahrain!

Hamilton quickest in Q2 in Bahrain (Ricciardo on to Q3!)

Sergio Perez quickest in Q1 in Bahrain (Kovalainen beats Schumacher!)

Nico Rosberg quickest in FP3 in Bahrain