Formula One this year is the Hamilton versus Rosberg show, and whilst the Mercedes domination is a concern, we've got a heck of a battle between these two stars. Their teammate track fight in Bahrain captivated F1 fans across the globe and was the icing on what was already a brilliant race cake. Now it's up to China to continue that trend and deliver something even better. No pressure!
Almost two weeks after the hectic but brilliant race in Bahrain, we've had chance to get our heads around what we saw, and start looking ahead to the Chinese Grand Prix. There are changes afoot at Ferrari, and Red Bull know where they stand when it comes to fuel sensors, so this weekend should see plenty of intrigue as the paddock comes together in Shanghai.
This week, drivers have had some downtime following the back to back racing action that culminated in a hectic Bahrain Grand Prix. With the sun shining (mostly), they scattered, visiting home and resting up before the racing action gets underway once more. Points are available this week for behind the scenes videos, for cooking up a storm, and for spending time with the family.
As a photojournalist I am very privileged to attend some of the world’s most celebrated motoring events and the 24 Hours du Mans is indeed one of these. However, as a photojournalist I often find myself arriving at these events through some dubious means, often I hitch hike – (as I did on this occasion through Twitter) – or conversely arrive in fabulous style as I did with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historic (in an Aston Martin).
Following an intense schedule of back-to-back races, Joe Saward stops by to recount tales of F1 action since Malaysia. We cover all the key stories of the moment, from a milestone worth celebrating, to the big talent in the midfield and the non-announcement of two new Formula 1 teams.
Three Friday drivers appeared in Bahrain this weekend, making them eligible for Rankings points, and two of them immediately got on with it - a look back at an April Fool's joke that wasn't too bad, and a good choice of t-shirt colour. Meanwhile, the regular drivers were still busy, with punny photos, an overall situation, and a ride in a cool buggy.
For the past few years, I’ve approached the Bahrain race with a feeling of resignation – it is not going to be a classic but it’ll pass a few hours on a Sunday. As it turns out, this year, the racing was incredible. Whether it was related to the move to a night race, or just a handy coincidence, I don’t know, but from the moment the start lights went out on Sunday, you couldn’t spare a moment to blink.
It's judgement time once more, as the opportunity to vote on a handful of items from the race weekend appears. The Bahrain Grand Prix was something of a surprise, giving us an interesting race, some fascinating penalties and plenty to talk about in the fortnight before China. This is your chance to vote on the race itself, on the tyres and on the time of day, as well as selecting the driver you think did the best job on Sunday.
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