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Official 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix thread

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I thought we could use this thread to discuss the Bahrain Grand Prix indcluding pactices, qualifying and race etc.

Lets race! :)

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FP underway..

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Finally a laptime...

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Just two laps and the track temperature has already gone up...This is going to be one hot Grand Prix...

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Pretty uneventful first practice with not a great deal to take from it. Hopefully more action in practice 2.
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That Ferrari looks worse than it has in the first three races (obviously not Malaysia though), Alonso constantly making big adjustments with the wheel, granted he was using a older set of tires but still looked a handful.
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Not many people in the grandstands for FP1. Wonder what quali and the race will be like? 8O

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BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson:
- BREAKING NEWS
"I'm hearing from reliable sources that Force India are going to skip second practice because their staff are refusing to travel in the dark - hence running soft tyres now. Force India say they 'wouldn't want to comment on that' for now."


That's not ideal for the organisers.

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andrewbensonf1 Re Force India and FP2 - I'm told Ecclestone and the Bahrainis want to avoid the embarrassment, so expect negotiations between now and FP2


nobleF1 Force India firm 'no comment' on speculation it may withdraw from FP2, but looks like discussions are taking place right now.


jamesallenonf1 Body language at Force India suggests something's up. Will they miss FP2? Quite a bit of pressure not to. Situation ongoing

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You can't blame them really. The people who have been caught up in it know they came close to death - they don't want to risk it needlessly again.

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I have a very strong feeling that this will be a McLaren weekend, challenged at best, by the RedBull's. I don't get practice coverage here in India, but I saw a few stills of the Mercedes, and it really seems to be munching those tires. Not a good sign if you're a Mercedes fan, but then, I read a bit about Ferrari's troubles and realized life isn't so bad, yet.
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Force India confirm they will start FP2 but not finish it so they can go back to hotel in daylight #BBCF1 @andrewbensonf1

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The_Fish wrote:
BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson:
- BREAKING NEWS
"I'm hearing from reliable sources that Force India are going to skip second practice because their staff are refusing to travel in the dark - hence running soft tyres now. Force India say they 'wouldn't want to comment on that' for now."


That's not ideal for the organisers.

I dont really give a **** about them or Bernie quite frankly

Sad thing to be so scared that you have to do that :(

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ozrevhead wrote:
The_Fish wrote:
BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson:
- BREAKING NEWS
"I'm hearing from reliable sources that Force India are going to skip second practice because their staff are refusing to travel in the dark - hence running soft tyres now. Force India say they 'wouldn't want to comment on that' for now."


That's not ideal for the organisers.

I dont really give a **** about them or Bernie quite frankly

Sad thing to be so scared that you have to do that :(


I never said I think they shouldn't do it or that I care about the organisers.

I think FI are doing the right thing.

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BBC: 17 MPs have signed a motion to call off the GP

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Bit late by the MPs isn't it?

Have to wonder if FI will only pull a couple of laps in Q1 tomorrow, which will mean they Qualify in the 107% (or purposely not) and not make the cut to Q2, meanign they can leave the track early tomorrow.... then on Sunday take part in the Parade Lap, then park the cars in the pits (ala the USGP FUBAR with the michelin cars)
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Dr Lee wrote:Bit late by the MPs isn't it?


Yes indeed ... Actually, I was surprised there wasn't more of an issue made about the Bahrain GP leading up to the race.

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matzy wrote:
Dr Lee wrote:Bit late by the MPs isn't it?


Yes indeed ... Actually, I was surprised there wasn't more of an issue made about the Bahrain GP leading up to the race.


they've been on holiday... :thumbdown:
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From the Sky News Political Correspondent's personal twitter account -

PM's spokeswoman on Bahrain: "It's not for Gvt to dictate what sporting events should or should not happen"
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Its being said force india is not going to take part in this practice 8O
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I wonder what will happen with force India will do race day?

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It looks to be between Mclaren and Red Bull and vettel does look to be back on pace here..

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Vettel just went quickest. Merc look strong in S1 and S3, but 2 tenths off in S2.
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BBC are saying on their text updates for practise (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17770630) the following:



BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan in Bahrain on Twitter: "F1 team Sauber also involved in an incident here in Bahrain last night."


I'm ignorant to most of the troubles, and I leant toward the side of not going to Bahrain because it is political, even if F1 itself is not the Grand Prix in Bahrain is. If the teams are being targetted this is bad. If the teams are not being targetted, it's worse (the situation for the people). I'm really beginning to think this is a mistake.

That said, I will watch the race anyway.

Rosberg, Schumi and Webber all within 7 thousanths, I really hope the field is bunched together like China, made the end pretty damn entertaining,.

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remster2 wrote:BBC: 17 MPs have signed a motion to call off the GP


what's got to do with them? It's not even in the UK.

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mac_d wrote:BBC are saying on their text updates for practise (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17770630) the following:



BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan in Bahrain on Twitter: "F1 team Sauber also involved in an incident here in Bahrain last night."


I'm ignorant to most of the troubles, and I leant toward the side of not going to Bahrain because it is political, even if F1 itself is not the Grand Prix in Bahrain is. If the teams are being targetted this is bad. If the teams are not being targetted, it's worse (the situation for the people). I'm really beginning to think this is a mistake.

That said, I will watch the race anyway.

Rosberg, Schumi and Webber all within 7 thousanths, I really hope the field is bunched together like China, made the end pretty damn entertaining,.


Yep, Sauber statement confirms a minibus full of mechanics last night came across a burning fire in the middle of the road and masked people.

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remster2 wrote:
Yep, Sauber statement confirms a minibus full of mechanics last night came across a burning fire in the middle of the road and masked people.


For those who want the statement: BREAKING NEWS

Sauber have released this statement: "Yesterday (Thursday) night at 2030 (local time) a minibus of the Sauber F1 Team had left the circuit to go back to the Novotel in Manama. At 2050 (local time) the 12 mechanics being on that bus noticed fire on the medial strip of the highway. The traffic was slow, cars had their hazard flashers on. On the opposite lane there was no traffic. The team members saw a few masked people running from there over to their lane where a bottle was burning as well. The mini bus moved to the very right side of the highway and went passed the situation. No one from the Sauber F1 Team was hurt."

On BBC live update service, probably elsewhere too.

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Omg, the Sauber team as well 8O

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Surely the Sauber team just drove past a group of Pikey's who had set up camp for the night :lol:
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PzR Slim wrote:Surely the Sauber team just drove past a group of Pikey's who had set up camp for the night :lol:


:lol:
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Apparently Bernie is shortly going to make a statement to the press from Bahrain (on 5 live).

Cheers

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The Crown Prince of Bahrain tells BBC Sport: "I absolutely can guarantee that any problems that may or may not happen are not directed at Formula 1."


how reassuring :?
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Biffa wrote:Apparently Bernie is shortly going to make a statement to the press from Bahrain (on 5 live).

Cheers


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Is this proof that we definitely shouldn't be there?

Bahrain Crown Prince insists the race should go on. "It is a very big event for this country, it is important politically & socially"
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Andrew Benson‏@andrewbensonf1
Bernie Ecclestone: "Nothing to do with us what happens in this country, we have people in our country who don’t agree, that’s how world is"



wow, Bernie and his insightful input

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pitstop wrote:
Andrew Benson‏@andrewbensonf1
Bernie Ecclestone: "Nothing to do with us what happens in this country, we have people in our country who don’t agree, that’s how world is"



wow, Bernie and his insightful input


I think a lot of people misunderstand Bernie. I'm sure the way he sees it, he has no obligation to explain things to the media. When he wants to make an announcement, he's often very forthcoming.
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Mercedes seems to be a competitive team this year. Their car looks like a good qualifying car which will surely give them more podiums in the coming season. However, I am not sure if they will do good in the final race in Bahrain, due to the fact that their car is wearing the tyres. And with the high temperature in Bahrain which is located in a dessert, they will properly be struggling
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Formula1Fan. wrote:
The Crown Prince of Bahrain tells BBC Sport: "I absolutely can guarantee that any problems that may or may not happen are not directed at Formula 1."

Wow thank God for that :uhoh:
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I think Merc will be okay actually, before i said that their tyre wear will be bad, but actually i dont think their wear will be any worse than any others

After 10 laps on the options Alonso's tyres were dead, so don't really see how Merc could be any worse, and they have a lot of speed by the looks of it i reckon, i reckon pole #2 for Rosberg on saturday, really don't know about the race though, think it could be win #2 as well if i'm honest

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Schumacher more than a second off Rosberg. :frown:
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