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Old 3rd April 2014, 09:08   #1
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Default 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - Race thread

Its time for the first dry weekend of the season and the first night race.

FACTS:
Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Circuit length: 5.412 km
Number of corners: 15 (6 left, 9 right)
DRS zones: 2
Race laps: 57
Race distance: 308.238 km
2014 tyre compounds: Medium, Soft
Circuit lap record: 1m 31.447s - Pedro de la Rosa (2005), McLaren-Mercedes

TIMINGS(IST):

Friday 4th April 2014:
Practice 1: 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Practice 2: 08:30 PM-10:00 PM

Saturday 5th April 2014:
Practice 3: 05:30 PM-06:30 PM
Qualifying:08:30 PM-09:30 PM

Sunday 6th April 2014:
Race: 08:30 PM-10:30 PM

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Not just racing over the weekend, but also important meetings are being planned in Bahrain between the teams to bring back the speed and noise. I hope they ban the restrictions in the fuel flow limit and ditch the crap Gill sensors made for F1.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/0...-in-formula-1/
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Not just racing over the weekend, but also important meetings are being planned in Bahrain between the teams to bring back the speed and noise. I hope they ban the restrictions in the fuel flow limit and ditch the crap Gill sensors made for F1.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/0...-in-formula-1/
And the all important cost cutting meeting too
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What cost cutting?

Most teams have spent all their savings already!

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And the all important cost cutting meeting too
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I will be streaming FP1, FP2, FP3, Quali and Race live in 720p HD on www.epicitv.com

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Old 3rd April 2014, 13:10   #6
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Did we forgot something special in Bahrain, its a night race this time around

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TIMINGS(IST):

Friday 4th March 2014:
Practice 1: 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Practice 2: 08:30 PM-10:00 PM

Saturday 5th March 2014:
Practice 3: 05:30 PM-06:30 PM
Qualifying:08:30 PM-09:30 PM

Sunday 6th March 2014:
Race: 08:30 PM-10:30 PM
Hey, its April and not March
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Did we forgot something special in Bahrain, its a night race this time around
Nice pictures. I looked around the web for illuminated track but didn't get any and hence went ahead with the one that had the full track.

The worst part about the night race this weekend is that it is directly conflicting with T20 World Cup finals. Just in case you get outvoted by others at home and have to watch cricket (I see a high chance of that in my case!), repeat telecast is at 9AM on Monday. Might have to watch the second half of the race after the cricket match and then watch the first half in the morning.

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Hey, its April and not March
Sorry about the typo and thanks for pointing it out. I've asked the Mods to update the dates
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Came across race strategy cheat sheet on Mercedes AMG Petronas official Facebook page. Interesting to read.
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FP1 over. As expected Mercedes at the top but I am going to make a prediction that Kimi will be on the podium.

With high fuel consumption on this track i dont see the Red Bull anywhere in the picture.

and as an Indian I do want to see Force India do well. Keeping my fingers crossed for hulkenberg.

Let the Best Man win! Hopefully it will be race which will be enjouable and interesting!

Cheers!
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SS4 channel was blacked out through the entire FP2 session, though it was fine before the start of FP2. Was it the same for everyone or is it some problem with my provider? How was it in Star HD?

Based on timing charts, it looks like Kimi ended up P14 which doesn't look too good for him. He seems to be a full second off Alonso's pace!
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Mercedes is in a different league again. Hamilton being 1s faster than Alonso shows that they have managed to get a perfect package.
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Ferrari seem to be at par with Red Bull here, clear improvements being made to the car. Good to see.

Noticed some teams using 8th Gear down the straights, thats a 2014 season first. Racing in the evenings mean about 12C lower ambient temps, which will make it slightly easier on the machinery and drivers.

Sutil will not miss his drinks bottle as much
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Noticed some teams using 8th Gear down the straights, thats a 2014 season first.
It seems McLaren and Ferrari have changed the gear ratios this weekend.
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SS4 channel was blacked out through the entire FP2 session, though it was fine before the start of FP2. Was it the same for everyone or is it some problem with my provider? How was it in Star HD?
Star Sports2 HD was working perfectly.

Mercs again looking mighty here in Bahrain. Ferrari seems to be on par with the Red Bulls but we'll get a clearer picture in FP3. Williams doing very little running as they had already accumulated the data required in the preseason tests.

Looking forward to the first dry qualifying of this year, so we get a clear indication of the pace and the pecking order of the teams.
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