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    2014 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at Sakhir

    After a dominant win for Mercedes in Malaysia today, I'm expecting a similar outcome in the hot, dry, dusty conditions in Bahrain. 


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    Re: 2014 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at Sakhir

    easy_rider911:

    After a dominant win for Mercedes in Malaysia today, I'm expecting a similar outcome in the hot, dry, dusty conditions in Bahrain. 

    I hope some of the other teams make some good progress by then. What makes it boring for me is when one team is too dominant, like RBR recently or Ferrari in the past. I don't really care about the sound, although, it's going to make it harder for Massa to claim he couldn't hear the radio transmissions.

    Sadly, more bad luck for Ricciardo today, though, and again, not his fault. Raikkonen too.


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    It appears that RBR might have given Ricciardo the "Webber" built car, and most of the problems this season will occur on his side of the garage.

    Greg A


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    Except for race 1 is its 50:50 at this point lol...


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    ... and Ricciardo's damage at Malaysia was inflicted by the pit crew, before which his car seemed fine.


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    This year Niki Lauda will celebrate another one or two titles, I hope.

    I was so happy to this great man cheering after the race.

    I fancy the Mercedes outfit this season.


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    +1 - specially that he took his hat at the London award ceremony in front of everybody to christian horner & team and said "I don't know yet how to beat you in 2014 - but I will try very hard" - Lauda is one of my all time hero !


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    BjoernB:

    +1 - specially that he took his hat at the London award ceremony in front of everybody to christian horner & team and said "I don't know yet how to beat you in 2014 - but I will try very hard" - Lauda is one of my all time hero !

     Smiley


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    F1 this year is more like a competition of chassis powered by Mercedes engines...


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    Vettel might well agree, but Daniel Ricciardo seems to have done rather well with RBRenault so far!

     


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    Gladstone:

    Vettel might well agree, but Daniel Ricciardo seems to have done rather well with RBRenault so far!

    Unfortunately, RBR hasn't done rather well with Ricciardo. Qualified 3rd, starting 13th because of Malaysia's pit fiasco.


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    Well, we clearly saw the danger of the lower nose on the cars today. Apparently it takes nothing at all to get under and flip another car. I suppose it was lucky it happened from the side and not from behind.


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    Also, a lot more of teammate running with teammate today than is typical, which tells that the competition, not just at the front, is almost entirely between manufacturers and not much at all between drivers.

    Not that teammates aren't fighting each other for position. There were certainly some good battles on track, but mostly within teams, which must have made for many nervous moments at the pit wall.


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    "Anybody who claims that this racing is boring is an idiot"  Niki Lauda just after the race


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    Completely agree with apias, today we saw a race between teamamtes al the way down the grid, a lot of overtaking on the race yes, but in the end it was between teamates and the resukts were dictated by which team you belonged to more than anything else.

    Congratulations to Ferrari, they have dropped another spot in the ranking of car perfomance, they are now 11-12th in terms of performance behind Mercedes, Redbull, Force India, WIlliams, and McLaren broken heart ...  and on top of it its not like its reliable either, they have had on/off technical problems in every race too.

    Montezemolo didn't even stay to watch the end of the race and left the boxes, I guess from shame...

     

    The upside is that ALL the teams let their dirvers race against each other and there didn't seem to be any team orders, which made for some exitement today compared to the typical boring race that we are used to.

    Hamilton and Rosberg won but who wouldn't with the advantgae they have over the rest, so congrats to Perez for the 3rd place and especially Ricciardo for his 4th coming from 13th on the grid and outperforming his teammate Vettel again.


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    Mercedes 3 for 3... maybe Bernie should make them race with the SLS instead to keep it level 


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    Atzporsche:

    Mercedes 3 for 3... maybe Bernie should make them race with the SLS instead to keep it level 

    That would also improve the engine sound Smiley


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    kiss


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    What a race - seriously entertaining and hat's to Merc & others to let the drivers go after eachother ! F1 is back in excitment !


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    Carlos from Spain:

     

    Congratulations to Ferrari, they have dropped another spot in the ranking of car perfomance, they are now 11-12th in terms of performance behind Mercedes, Redbull, Force India, WIlliams, and McLaren broken heart ...  and on top of it its not like its reliable either, they have had on/off technical problems in every race too.

    Montezemolo didn't even stay to watch the end of the race and left the boxes, I guess from shame...

    Historically this has been the usual level of Ferrari in F1. Between the 70s (Lauda 2 and Scheckter 1) and the Schumacher Era they hardly won anything. Why does this slump come as a surprise?

    Ferrari has always been more show than substance.

    What's happening with Vettel? His car is not bad. Is he just unlucky or something else?


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    Alonso praises "fantastic Mercedes".  Maybe he wants a seat for next year?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/113333


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    reginos:

    Montezemolo didn't even stay to watch the end of the race and left the boxes, I guess from shame...

    I would assume that there are already various high-level meetings taking place in Maranello today...Smiley


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    d997h:
    reginos:

    Montezemolo didn't even stay to watch the end of the race and left the boxes, I guess from shame...

    I would assume that there are already various high-level meetings taking place in Maranello today...Smiley

    One person shouting at a group of people is not a meeting :-)

     


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    Re: 2014 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at Sakhir

    Jeannot:
    d997h:
    reginos:

    Montezemolo didn't even stay to watch the end of the race and left the boxes, I guess from shame...

    I would assume that there are already various high-level meetings taking place in Maranello today...Smiley

    One person shouting at a group of people is not a meeting :-)

     

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