The two racers finished first and second fastest ahead of Kimi Raikonnen and Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who finished in third and fourth respectively
Sebastian Vettel says victory is possible in the Bahrain GP, even though Mercedes set the pace as expected in Friday evening’s practice session.
Practice pacesetter Nico Rosberg has described Ferrari’s long-run pace as “very worrying” ahead of a Bahrain GP which appears set to pitch Mercedes into another duel with their growing rivals.
A small mistake from Lewis Hamilton allowed Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to gain the upper hand in second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen was handed a reprimand after Bahrain stewards decided that he ‘drove in a potentially dangerous manner’ during second practice on Friday evening.
Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen have been summoned to appear in front of the Bahrain GP stewards following Friday practice.
Nico Rosberg produced a timely timesheet-topping performance to finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton at the end of the opening day of action in Bahrain.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel top the timesheets in first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg has admitted to Sky Sports F1 he would have backed Lewis Hamilton into the Ferraris if he had been leading in China.
Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed Ferrari have an option to retain him for 2016 – and admitted he would like to stay on with the team for another season.
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Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.
McLaren’s Jenson Button’s first free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix ends almost as soon as it begins as he spins out at the first corner.
Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari 1-2 in a mixed-up opening practice session for the Bahrain GP on Friday.
Kimi Raikkonen tops Ferrari one-two ahead of Sebastian Vettel in opening session of the weekend with both Mercedes cars out of the top ten
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Sebastian Vettel believes Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are professional enough to avoid letting their rivalry affect their Formula One championship chances.
The German slated his Mercedes team-mate for driving slowly on his way to victory in Shanghai last week and insists he’d do it again
Fernando Alonso has said that, as far as McLaren and Honda are concerned, race weekends will continue amounting to little more than test sessions until next month’s Spanish GP.
The Formula One world champion covered Liu Siying in champagne following his Chinese GP win but has since come in for criticism from anti-sexism groups
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton acknowledges the “friction” between him and team-mate Nico Rosberg, but insists it “very rarely comes from his side” as he prefers to do his talking on the track.
Lewis Hamilton said he didn’t know until arriving in Bahrain that there had been such a furore about him spraying a grid girl on the rostrum after winning last Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. The Twittersphere went into overdrive when, in the traditional way after the presentation of the trophies, Hamilton grabbed his bottle of bubbly and for a fleeting moment turned it on grid girl Liu Siying.
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German admits he may have given Mercedes team-mate mental edge by calling him selfish, but says he would do same again
Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Sport about another perfect result, the Bahrain challenge and champagne celebrations.
Lewis Hamilton has played down the media furore after he was pictured spraying a grid girl with champagne after the Chinese GP, insisting that his actions were caused by “excitement” after his victory.
Sebastian Vettel is optimistic Ferrari can inch closer to Mercedes at the Bahrain GP, although admits beating the world champions remains a tall order.
Nico Rosberg concedes that “maybe” he handed Lewis Hamilton a psychological edge with his comments at the end of the Chinese GP but insists he’d say the same things again.
Nico Rosberg concedes that “maybe” he handed Lewis Hamilton a psychological edge with his comments at the end of the Chinese GP but insists he’d say the same things again.
Nico Rosberg admits he needs to turn the tables on Lewis Hamilton to boost his world title bid – starting in Bahrain this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton has defended his podium antics after being criticised for spraying a Chinese model with champagne following his victory in Shanghai last weekend, claiming that it was a “fun thing”.
Hamilton is reportedly in talks with Mercedes to sign a three-year £90million deal and the Mercedes chief has refuted claims of the Brit’s stubbornness
Romain Grosjean reckons it won’t be until the start of the European season before Lotus know whether they’ll be able to really challenge Williams.
Briton shrugs off the bizarre ‘spraygate’ hullabaloo in China and says he didn’t intend to disrespect or embarrass anyone
Renault offers no guarantees to Red Bull that early-season engine problems will not resurface at Sunday’s race in Bahrain.
BBC Sport looks back to the “wonderful” wheel-to-wheel racing between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, as the pair look set to fight on the desert track again.
Lewis Hamilton insists there are no problems between himself and Nico Rosberg in the wake of their war of words following the Chinese GP.
Liu Siying says she “did not think too much about” being soaked in alcohol by the British Formula 1 champion
“It lasted for only one or two seconds, and I didn’t think too much about it,” Liu Siying told Shanghai Daily
Toto Wolff has denied that Lewis Hamilton has asked for number one status at Mercedes during talks over extending his contract and described the remaining delays as “ping-pong” between lawyers.
Lewis Hamilton has denied asking for number one status at Mercedes – a luxury which he believes both Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have written into their contracts.