Formula 1 teams have stayed on at the Bahrain International Circuit for the first in-season test, which takes place this Tuesday and Wednesday. It was the Finnish driver's first-ever pole. Bahrain also features two long straights and, with weather unlikely to be a factor as it was in China, Hasegawa is braced for another challenging race.
As one of Bahrain Grand Prix's favourite annual traditions, the circuit hosted a welcome dinner this evening under the stars in the Formula 1 Paddock.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto through a curve during the third practice session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, A.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his auto during the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 15, 2017.
"Boom. That's my first one, guys", Bottas proudly told his team over race radio. In an exciting start to the season, both have one win and one second-place finish each, with Vettel winning in Melbourne and Hamilton taking the checkered flag in Shanghai.
He is level at the top of the championship standings with Vettel.
"It's great how close it is between the teams, it brings out the best in each driver", Hamilton said.
Suspect detained over St. Petersburg metro attack
Russia's Federal Security Service said Monday that it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. The FSB described him in a statement as one of the organisers of the attack, who had trained Jalilov, RIA reported.
Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees
The population transfer deal has been criticized by opponents as forced displacement and was not overseen by the United Nations. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 24 in the area controlled by opposition fighters.
Local Baptist churches celebrating Easter Sunday together
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wards will hold regular Sacrament meetings, which generally begin at 9 and 11 a.m. Alliance Bible Fellowship - Alliance Bible Fellowship will have services on Easter Sunday at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
With only a day to go before the start of action tomorrow, Formula 1's star drivers continued to arrive in the Kingdom of Bahrain to get ready for some intense battles.
"As Bahrain's global ambassador Gulf Air is committed to supporting -as Title Sponsor- this world class event".
The team struggled past year after switching back to Honda engines and it looks like things are getting worse. The heroics of Fernando Alonso has meant McLaren has retired from points-paying positions in Australia and China after making Q2 on both occasions despite the obvious limitations of the engine. Here in Bahrain, the race starts with the sun still shining, but ends under the floodlights.
"It's a shame", the Spanish driver said.
The Toro Rosso tandem of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz Jr have expressed their excitement for the big night race ahead at BIC.
Last weekend, Verstappen started from 16th on the grid and finished third.