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Enjoyed the Hamilton/Rosberg scrapping, good race to watch. 

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best race so far in fact best race for a long time.I see ferrari chief walked out half way through

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Maldonado certainly showed his value for Lotus ;-)

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Cracking race helped by good coverage picking up on the many battles.  And the message to Vettel, "Daniel is faster than you."

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Epic Grand Prix!!!

 

Simply the best GP in years. battle at the front with the two maniacs. Battle right behind them with a pack of furious, battle at the back of the pack, cars sliding everywhere. 

 

And the "Sebastian, Daniel is faster than you" ... 

 

This is what I want.  

 

If Ricciardo keeps performing like this, the entire Sky sports F1 team may have to swallow a huge chunk of humble pie. 

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Not to mention Bernie and Montezemolo...

 

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227/9253839/Ferrari-not-trying-to-penalise-Merc

 

Shame they didn't stay to the end of the race! 

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I actually said somewhere a long time ago on here that Lotus should have picked up the young Aussie.

 

Oh well. As long as he kicks Seb's butt........

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As the sun set on the desert kingdom of Bahrain, The Lotus F1 Team went to battle, and a challenge it was.  With Romain starting 16th on the grid and Pastor 17th, it was never going to be an easy task. Yet, once again the team unified, and attacked the job with gusto.

Staving off competition, they managed to gain several places and halfway through the 57-lap race, Romain was running in P15 and Pastor in P12. A later collision for Pastor Maldonado saw him pick up a 10 second stop-and-go penalty and a 5-place grid penalty which will be applied during the next round of the 2014 F1® Championship in China. A disappointing end for the team, as both cars took the chequered flag this time around. Romain finished in P12 and Pastor P14.

Romain Grosjean P12 E22-03:  “It's good that we didn't have any problems during the weekend and we were able to finish the race with both cars. It's not easy racing - what with the fuel management and energy recovery system – so there’s certainly more mental work going on in the cockpit. At certain points of the race we were quite quick, but then at other points we were really struggling with the rear grip. Fortunately, we now have two days of testing at Bahrain so we’ll be able to try a lot of different set-ups to try to get the car more as we want it."

Pastor Maldonado P14 E22-01: “As we expected the pace was much better in the race than it was in qualifying. We were using quite an interesting strategy and were running on two stops which was working well until the incident. We will need to have a look again at what happened as Esteban seemed to be off his line coming into turn one - maybe he missed his braking point, I don't know – and by then I was in the corner with nowhere to go. For sure it's difficult to understand and I was coming out from the pits and with cold tyres. I think he was very unlucky and it’s good he jumped straight out of the car. As a team it’s a plus that we finished with two cars which is very important and now we need to learn from this race and push hard for Shanghai."

Frederico Gastaldi, Deputy Team Principal: "Both drivers kept their heads down and kept pushing today. It’s clear we still have to unlock a lot of pace from this car, but we were much better with reliability here and our relative pace has improved too. It was good to see both cars at the finish of the race as this is what we need to improve the car and make it faster.”

The team now head to China for the fourth round of the competition which takes place at the Shanghai circuit on the 20th April 2014

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Should have got a worse penalty. He could have killed Guierrez!

Maldonado is a total liability.

Otherwise it was an awesome race. Really enjoyed it (despite a hangover) and couldn't miss even a minute due to the action throughout the field.

A message to the FIA. Don't change a thing. Screw Red Bull and Ferrari, they are just pissed off cause Force India and Williams have better cars!

Best race for years!

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Epic drive by Hamilton. When the safety car came out, I confidently predicted that Rosberg would win with him being on the soft tyres while Hamilton was on the mediums. He would stay within 1 second and, when the DRS was enabled, cruise past but it was not to be. A lot of sensible driving throughout the field so we had some great battles.

Good to see the Williams still running well and finish ingle in the points, too.

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It's whats been missing all these years, we have had a dominant car with No1 driver that could not be challenged, so no racing.

Schumacher at Ferrari, were  Rubens Barrichello was not allowed to challenge. Red Bull, were Webber was effectively number 2, though probably couldn't challenge anyway.

Prosy v Senna, they were allowed to race, hit each other a couple times too.

Piquet v Mansell, they raced.

​The ominous thing from the last race is remaining laps from the safety cat the 2 mercs pulled out 10 seconds on Perez

I enjoyed it, I saw a race..

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Exciting race at the end, the sort of thing you see just about every race in BSB, WSB and Moto GP.

Perhaps a mandatory saftety car for all future Grand Prixs as this seems to be whats needed to liven things up.

It was also nice to hear the Mercedes Saftey Car V8 above the "noise" of the F1 Racing Cars.

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