David Coulthard praises Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s battle – and says the Briton is arguably the best driver in Formula 1
Team principal admits Mercedes are a long way ahead but Red Bull can “make inroads” when races start in Europe
Nico Rosberg has vowed to beat Lewis Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix after their gripping battle in Bahrain. The Mercedes pair went head-to-head for the race victory in one of the finest Formula One races in recent memory.
There will be no team orders at Mercedes F1 – that was the message from Toto Wolff even after his two drivers went wheel-to-wheel in search of victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton admits that he and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg were ‘on the knife-edge’ in their Bahrain GP scrap, but rated it as one his best races ever.
Christian Horner insists Red Bull and Renault aren’t yet resigned to a season of Mercedes domination but concedes the World Champions must “start making inroads” into their rivals’ advantage when F1 returns to Europe.
Formula 1 drops its plans for a cost cap in 2015 after leading teams oppose the idea, says FIA president Jean Todt.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has praised the job done by Mercedes in the first three races of the 2014 Formula 1 season, describing the team as “fantastic”.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be allowed to race each other throughout the season. He also acknowledged that it was important to have two drivers who could be trusted by the team. “You … Continue reading →
The best shots from the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.
FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED: Esteban Gutierrez was taken to hospital for precautionary checks after his jaw-dropping crash with Pastor Maldonado in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo’s rollercoaster season, which in the opening two races hurtled from incident to incident, finally ignited in Bahrain with the Aussie delivering an excellent drive from 13th on the grid to fourth at the flag. Indeed, with just under half a second separating the Red Bull driver from Sergio Perez in the closing stages, Ricciardo might have stood on the podium for the second time this year had the race been a lap longer.
Despite risking their drivers taking each other out, Paddy Lowe says Mercedes made the right call in allowing Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race in Bahrain…
Mercedes executive technical director Paddy Lowe claims the team owed it to Formula One to allow Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to engage in a thrilling wheel-to-wheel duel in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be allowed to race freely without team orders being imposed on them, say Mercedes.
The third round of the 2014 season was outstanding in every sense, from Mercedes’ breathless intra-team battle for victory to Force India springing a surprise and surging onto the final step of the podium. There were fights throughout the order: Daniel Ricciardo rescued fourth for Red Bull, while Williams’ Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas hounded four-time champion Sebastian Vettel – and each other – in the fight for sixth
Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s ‘wonderful’ wheel-to-wheel racing at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Luca di Montezemolo insists his criticism of modern day F1 has “nothing to do” with Mercedes’ dominate position…
JONATHAN McEVOY IN BAHRAIN: This was the finest drive of Lewis Hamilton’s career in the greatest grand prix of the century. It was a privilege to be in Bahrain, where Hamilton and his fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg duelled and duelled again, only inches from perdition at up to 200mph.
Kimi Raikkonen says this Ferrari felt like it was in a different class compared to the Mercedes-powered teams after a disappointing race in Bahrain
Mercedes may have crushed all opposition in Bahrain on Sunday, but team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg provided a hugely entertaining race as they pushed each other to the limit in the closing laps in Sakhir. In the end it was Hamilton who prevailed, despite Rosberg in theory having the quicker, soft-tyred car
2014 Bahrain Grand Prix – Race MIXED TYRE STRATEGIES AND SAFETY CAR CENTRAL TO LEAD BATTLES PERFORMANCE GAP BETWEEN MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES DROPS AS TRACK TEMPERATURES FALL DURING THE EVENING RACE FROM TUESDAY, CATERHAM, MERCEDES AND WILLIAMS WILL TEST TYRES FOR PIRELLI IN BAHRAIN Sakhir, April 6, 2014 – Tyre strategy was central to one of the most closely fought grands prix in recent history, with a thrilling finale set up by a safety car when there were just 10 laps left to go. After the restart, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led on the medium tyre from his team mate Nico Rosberg, who used a different two-stop strategy to finish the race on the faster soft tyre. Despite having a tyre that was theoretically slower, Hamilton was able to hold off Rosberg – who set the fastest lap – to take back-to-back victories
Nico Rosberg praises Mercedes for allowing him to race F1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain, and insists there was never a risk of disaster.
Nico Rosberg praises Mercedes for allowing him to race F1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain, and insists there was never a risk of disaster.
Mercedes says not allowing Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race each other wheel-to-wheel in the Bahrain Grand Prix would have been the wrong thing for Formula 1.
Double Top for the Silver Arrows in Bahrain!
Lewis Hamilton says it felt “fantastic” to beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in their battle at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton took victory by the narrowest of margins in this evening's Bahrain Grand Prix after an enthralling race-long battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg. A second consecutive one-two finish for the Silver Arrows saw the team extend its lead at the top of the Constructors' Championship.
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg give their thoughts on their thrilling battle in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Briton edges out team-mate Nico Rosberg in duel of epic proportions after exchanging lead throughout
Nico Rosberg says that the battle between the two Mercedes drivers in Bahrain was good for the sport and will help to silence the critics. From pole Rosberg lost the lead to Hamilton at the start, but he made repeated … Continue reading →
Jenson Button believes Mercedes was the only Formula 1 team quicker than McLaren in the Bahrain Grand Prix, despite his team’s double retirement
Kimi Raikkonen says it feels like Ferrari is racing in a different class to the Mercedes-engined Formula 1 teams, after the Scuderia’s difficult start to the season continued in Bahrain
McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix. Read here.
After a race-long battle in Bahrain, the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were joined in the official FIA press conference by the third place finisher, Force India’s Sergio Perez
Lewis Hamilton wins a thrilling race-long battle with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton wins a thrilling race-long battle with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton wins a thrilling race-long battle with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has admitted his victory of the Bahrain GP was on a “knife-edge” after triumphing in a thrilling duel with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg
Rosberg: ‘It was the most exciting race I have ever raced’ Hamilton reduces Rosberg lead to 11 pointsIn a spectacular Bahrain Grand Prix, and one that held up to high ridicule …
The 900th world championship Grand Prix was not just a thriller – it was also a race full of interesting statistical occurrences. With victory in Bahrain, Mercedes became the first team since Renault in 2006 to win three consecutive races to start a season
Mercedes drivers fill the top two spots in the 2014 F1 standings, but the order behind them is a little unusual.
Lewis Hamilton was at a loss to explain how just how he kept Nico Rosberg at bay in the closing 12 laps of an utterly exhilarating duel between the two Mercedes drivers in Sakhir
Lewis Hamilton survived a pulsating battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to clinch back-to-back victories for the first time in four years.
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg did a better job in the Bahrain Grand Prix, despite the Briton claiming his second consecutive Formula 1 victory
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg did a better job in the Bahrain Grand Prix, despite the Briton claiming his second consecutive Formula 1 victory
Lewis Hamilton denies Nico Rosberg in Mercedes 1-2 in 2014 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to victory after an epic race-long battle under the Bahrain floodlights on Sunday, with the pair trading places on numerous occasions and crossing the line just one second apart. Behind the Silver Arrows, Sergio Perez held off a late surge from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo to secure third, and with it Force India’s first podium for five years
Hamilton held off the advances of his teammate to claim a second successive victory while Force India’s Sebastian Perez earned himself a podium finish