GP Bahrain: Encouraging first day in Bahrain for Mercedes


once more, everything went as it should go, as it was intended. After the small troubles found to beat Ferrari at Albert Park, Mercedes does not seem to want to lift off the throttle, and both cars were in the top two positions in the two free practice on Friday. But who really wants to take advantage of his hot streak is Nico Rosberg, which has beaten Lewis Hamilton in both sessions. His time of Free 2, a 1:31.001, puts you only a second and a half of the fastest lap ever completed in Bahrain, in the hands of Mark Webber (1:29.527) since 2005.

The German pilot is optimistic about the performance of the car in the desert path: “I couldn’t wait to get to the car again after a great weekend in Melbourne and I felt really good out there. Has been a first day encouraging for the team. We have been very quick to turn, and also on long runs, so I’m looking forward to qualifying and the race. I really like this circuit. The atmosphere is great, and fly under the lights at night is really espectaparticular. Should be a weekend emocionante”.


despite not getting lead any of the sessions, Hamilton did not put hot cloths of their times, and stressed the importance of the good management of the Pirelli in a asphalt as abrasive as the Sakhir: “it Has been a good Friday in general. The car pays really well here. we have had No surprises or issues to report during both free, which is always a good sign.

to Understand the tyres has been our main task today, since that will be a big factor this weekend. There is still more work to be done, in terms of finding a few improvements to the car, and also on my riding style. I’m looking forward to get back out there and make more progress tomorrow”.