Bahrain GP: Practice 1 Review

First day (aka practice 1 and practice 2) of the Bahrain GP has ended. Of course with different results.

Practice 1

  • Force India got first in this practice session. Driven by Adrian Sutil.
  • The Ferraris got 2nd and 4th, Alonso and Massa respectively.
  • The reigning champion, Jensen Button lapped 5th with his team mate, Lewis Hamilton behind at 6th.
  • Schumacher didn’t exactly make a storming appearance (it has been a while since he’s been on the track), timed 10th.
  • The other Mercedes Benz GP ended better (driven by Nico Rosberg) at 8th. Nothing special (yet…).
  • The younger, less experienced, new drivers tagged behind. Karun Chandhok (HRT-Cosworth) didn’t get on the track.

Practice 2

Significant differences!

  • Mercedes Benz GP 1st and 3rd!
  • Nico Rosberg was first.
  • Michael Schumacher decided to show us that he can still drive like a pro… 3rd place! A difference of 7 places from practice 1!
  • The Ferraris slowed down, 7th and 9th, Massa and Alonso respectively.
  • Hamilton and Button upped the pace, 2nd and 4th, respectively.
  • Out of the newbies, Bruno Senna (nephew of  the late Ayrton Senna, Brazilian F1 champion) was last.
  • Once again Karun Chandhok did not get on the track. Not sure what’s up him…

Tomorrow is a special day where the drivers need to drive for real to get podium places! I believe that Schumacher does have a chance of grabbing a nice spot in the lineup, if he gets pole, well, we can’t argue! I hope he shows us that he STILL has the TALENT and SKILLS!

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