GPI 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix - Page 4

NO FLUKE FOR FERRARI Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari departed Bahrain leading the Formula 1 World Championship - drivers’ and constructors’ - their best start to a season since 2008, clearly signaling their intent to take the fight to the once all conquering Mercedes team who were crushed despite dominating qualifying. Vettel is at his best, relishing and “loving what he does”, his four world title credentials shining through as he spearheads the Ferrari challenge single- handedly, while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen continues to find his feet. This was no fluke - Ferrari are back in business! Mercedes ‘new boy’ Valtteri Bottas scored his first Formula 1 career pole position with a neat lap that broke Lewis Hamilton’s run of six consecutive top spot starts. Alas in the race the Finn was relegated to the team’s number two driver, making way for his teammate on two occasions. Red Bull looked fit for a fight, but an early shower for Max Verstappen and tyres that simply did not work for Daniel Ricciardo meant that the energy drinks outfit found little fizz in the desert. Of course there was plenty more... This is the story of an intriguing Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Enjoy! PUBLISHER • PEEVEE MEDIA EDITOR • PAUL VELASCO REPORTER • BEN STEVENS CONTRIBUTORS • GRAND PRIX 247 • GETTY IMAGES • REUTERS, AFP, AP & PA • F1 TEAMS & FIA MEDIA CONTACT • INFO@GRANDPRIX247.COM