2012 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Thursday 26 April 2012

  2. Ricciardo not yet refreshed after disappointment 09:56

    Ricciardo not yet refreshed after disappointment

    Daniel Ricciardo was the star of qualifying in Bahrain on Saturday, putting his Toro Rosso sixth on the grid at Sakhir. 24 hours later, this soon became nothing…

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  3. Wednesday 25 April 2012

  4. Di Resta hails Force India’s best performance 11:54

    Di Resta hails Force India’s best performance

    Paul di Resta believes Force India delivered what was one of, if not the, best team performances in Bahrain on Sunday. Despite missing the entire second…

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  5. Interview with Force India’s Paul di Resta 11:36

    Interview with Force India’s Paul di Resta

    Paul di Resta pulled off what was widely regarded as his best Formula 1 drive yet to finish sixth in the Bahrain Grand Prix – and that included missing the…

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  6. Monday 23 April 2012

  7. No doubts about Grand Prix, says Bahrain boss 15:10

    No doubts about Grand Prix, says Bahrain boss

    Organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix are confident that not cancelling this year’s race was the correct decision, amid numerous calls and protestor threats to…

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  8. 13:00

    F1 video: Rosberg - 'Stewards said tough but okay'

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  9. ‘Small things make huge differences in 2012’ – Vettel 12:10

    ‘Small things make huge differences in 2012’ – Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel’s Bahrain win made it four winning teams and four different Drivers’ Championship leaders from as many races so far in 2012. With a…

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  10. Ecclestone: F1 will be back in Bahrain 11:48

    Ecclestone: F1 will be back in Bahrain

    Following a weekend when sport and politics mixed with varying consequences, Bernie Ecclestone has said that Formula 1 has no reason not to return to Bahrain.…

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  11. Massa: First 2012 points give me confidence 10:59

    Massa: First 2012 points give me confidence

    Heading to Bahrain, Felipe Massa held the unenviable statistic of being the only driver in the Formula 1 field, minus those from the three newest teams, not to…

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  12. Glock questioning ‘very difficult race’ in Bahrain 10:32

    Glock questioning ‘very difficult race’ in Bahrain

    Timo Glock has been left to dissect what was a particularly tough race in Bahrain on Sunday. The German began his weekend by being out-qualified by Marussia…

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  13. Williams left to regret double retirement 10:21

    Williams left to regret double retirement

    Following on from an impressive double points finish in China a week earlier, Williams saw both cars retire from the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. First to end…

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  14. HRT matching end of 2011 performances 10:04

    HRT matching end of 2011 performances

    Although the team’s pace may not be headline-raising in comparison with the front of the F1 field, HRT’s Luis Pérez-Sala is highly satisfied with his…

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  15. Sauber fails to score for the first time 09:46

    Sauber fails to score for the first time

    Bahrain saw Sauber miss out on a top ten finish for the first time in 2012, with Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi struggling to 11th and 13th places at Sakhir.…

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  16. No penalty for Rosberg after incidents 00:19

    No penalty for Rosberg after incidents

    Nico Rosberg has received neither a penalty nor a reprimand after being involved in incidents with both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in the Bahrain Grand…

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  17. Schumacher hits out at Pirelli tyres 00:01

    Schumacher hits out at Pirelli tyres

    After starting 22nd in Bahrain, Michael Schumacher could only rise as high as tenth at Sakhir on Sunday. In the process, the Mercedes driver scored one point…

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  18. Sunday 22 April 2012

  19. 23:59

    After Bahrain: Full championship standings

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  20. 17:34

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Sakhir

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  21. Another fourth place finish for Webber 17:33

    Another fourth place finish for Webber

    Four 2012 Grands Prix and four fourth place finishes is Mark Webber’s story of the year so far. The Australian, who started third in Bahrain on Sunday, may…

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  22. Di Resta hails ‘massive’ Force India result 17:10

    Di Resta hails ‘massive’ Force India result

    Paul di Resta impressed many at Sakhir this afternoon, making the most of a two-stop strategy to finish sixth in the Bahrain Grand Prix. With effective tyre…

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  23. Frustrated Ricciardo: I need to be hard on myself 17:00

    Frustrated Ricciardo: I need to be hard on myself

    Daniel Ricciardo was a star of qualifying in Bahrain, but that soon changed when a bad start was compounded by a damaged front wing. Having to pit for repairs…

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  24. Hamilton and Button: One of those days… 16:47

    Hamilton and Button: One of those days…

    McLaren were very much the big losers in Bahrain, jettisoning the lead in both championships as two costly pit-stop problems were made. Following errors in both…

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  25. Pretty good stuff for Lotus, says Grosjean 16:31

    Pretty good stuff for Lotus, says Grosjean

    Romain Grosjean dispelled his critics by claimed a career-first podium finish in Bahrain on Sunday, running as high as second after passing Lewis Hamilton and…

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  26. Räikkönen laments missing ‘only chance’ on Vettel 16:19

    Räikkönen laments missing ‘only chance’ on Vettel

    Although he was delighted with Lotus’ double podium finish at Sakhir, Kimi Räikkönen has admitted his disappointment at missing out on victory. The 2007…

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  27. Winner Vettel: McLaren still one of the fastest 16:06

    Winner Vettel: McLaren still one of the fastest

    Sebastian Vettel opened his winning account for 2012 by taking the chequered flag in Bahrain on Sunday afternoon, confirming that four different teams have now…

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  28. 14:53

    Full Bahrain Grand Prix results

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  29. Vettel beats Räikkönen to victory in Bahrain 14:48

    Vettel beats Räikkönen to victory in Bahrain

    Sebastian Vettel has kick-started his 2012 season by winning the Bahrain Grand Prix. He fended off Kimi Räikkönen, who had saved tyres and came through from…

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  30. 09:06

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Revised starting grid

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  31. Schumacher demoted to 22nd on Bahrain grid 09:05

    Schumacher demoted to 22nd on Bahrain grid

    He was 17th after a qualifying disaster in Bahrain, but Michael Schumacher has now been demoted to 22nd position after changing his gearbox and incurring the…

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  32. Horner: Pole position was pretty unexpected 02:00

    Horner: Pole position was pretty unexpected

    Christian Horner has admitted that he did not expect to be starting the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position, with Sebastian Vettel having clinched Red Bull's…

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  33. Saturday 21 April 2012

  34. 16:58

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Sakhir

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  35. Vergne reprimanded for missing weighbridge 16:57

    Vergne reprimanded for missing weighbridge

    Jean Éric-Vergne has been handed a reprimand for missing the weighbridge during qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Frenchman therefore escapes a…

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  36. Alonso admits ninth exceeded expectations 16:51

    Alonso admits ninth exceeded expectations

    Although the ‘Tifosi’ has been left disappointed by Ferrari’s Bahrain qualifying positions of ninth and 14th, Fernando Alonso has revealed that he…

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  37. Williams endures worst qualifying of 2012 16:07

    Williams endures worst qualifying of 2012

    For those who feared a tough qualifying session for Williams, there was no Q1 elimination at Sakhir but the Grove team still experienced its worst Saturday of…

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  38. DRS problem leaves Schumacher way down 15:52

    DRS problem leaves Schumacher way down

    Michael Schumacher, a tip for pole position with many before qualifying at Sakhir, will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from a lowly 17th place. Making up one spot…

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  39. Rosberg savouring extra set of Soft tyres 15:32

    Rosberg savouring extra set of Soft tyres

    Many expected a second Nico Rosberg pole position within he space of a week today, although the leading Mercedes driver could manage no more than fifth on the…

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  40. Pic out-qualifies Glock for the first time 15:24

    Pic out-qualifies Glock for the first time

    At the tail end of the Formula 1 field, there were smiles for Charles Pic on Saturday as the French rookie out-qualified more experienced Timo Glock for the…

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  41. Race pace will be even better, Webber warns 15:14

    Race pace will be even better, Webber warns

    Mark Webber is positive that Red Bull can enjoy its best race so far in 2012, having qualified first and third for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Despite being beaten…

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  42. Di Resta in top ten despite practice absence 15:06

    Di Resta in top ten despite practice absence

    Force India impressed at Sakhir on Saturday, with Paul di Resta in particularly good form as he reached the top ten shootout. Team-mate Nico Hülkenberg will…

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  43. Ricciardo stars after Shanghai disappointment 14:53

    Ricciardo stars after Shanghai disappointment

    Less than a week ago, Toro Rosso found itself effectively using the Chinese Grand Prix as an extended test session. Now in Bahrain, the Italian team is…

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  44. Hamilton: Title is anyone’s for the taking 14:45

    Hamilton: Title is anyone’s for the taking

    Although he just missed out on a third pole from four 2012 races in Bahrain on Saturday, Lewis Hamilton remains massively excited about the overall prospects of…

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  45. Vettel dedicates pole to Red Bull mechanics 14:34

    Vettel dedicates pole to Red Bull mechanics

    Sebastian Vettel’s Bahrain Grand Prix pole is not only his second in succession at Sakhir, but the first of the season for reigning World Champions Red Bull.…

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  46. Räikkönen 11th but saves a set of tyres 14:06

    Räikkönen 11th but saves a set of tyres

    Kimi Räikkönen will start only 11th at Sakhir on Sunday, with the Finn having been knocked out of Q2 qualifying when team-mate Romain Grosjean improved his…

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  47. Force India not shown on TV in qualifying 13:54

    Force India not shown on TV in qualifying

    Suspicions have been aroused in the Formula 1 paddock after Bernie Ecclestone’s FOM television failed to show a single full frame of a Force India car during…

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  48. 13:22

    Bahrain GP: Full Qualifying results

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  49. Vettel bags first pole of 2012 in Bahrain 13:13

    Vettel bags first pole of 2012 in Bahrain

    After his promising form in practice, Sebastian Vettel has snatched Red Bull’s first pole position of the 2012 season at Sakhir. The Champion shares the front…

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  50. Brawn cautious heading into qualifying 10:43

    Brawn cautious heading into qualifying

    Ross Brawn was somewhat coy when asked if Mercedes would be taking pole position in Bahrain this afternoon. After final practice, in which Nico Rosberg was…

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  51. 10:09

    Bahrain GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  52. Rosberg still quickest as Vettel threatens 10:06

    Rosberg still quickest as Vettel threatens

    Nico Rosberg has remained fastest in final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Following an overheating problem with his Red Bull, World Champion Sebastian…

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  53. Maldonado handed five-place grid penalty 09:17

    Maldonado handed five-place grid penalty

    Pastor Maldonado has been docked five places on the Bahrain Grand Prix grid for a gearbox change. The modification came after the opening pair of free practice…

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  54. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Ecclestone's opinion last weekend

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  55. Friday 20 April 2012

  56. Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ takes down F1.com 19:13

    Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ takes down F1.com

    Anonymous, the online group made up of several worldwide hackers, successfully took down the official Formula 1 website on Friday night. The move came as a…

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  57. 16:13

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Sakhir

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  58. Crown Prince: We will not cancel the race 16:12

    Crown Prince: We will not cancel the race

    The Crown Prince of Bahrain has vowed not to call off the country’s Formula 1 race for a second consecutive year despite rising fears in the paddock on…

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  59. Vettel pleased to rack up mileage at Sakhir 15:49

    Vettel pleased to rack up mileage at Sakhir

    Sebastian Vettel was content following Friday practice in Bahrain, with Red Bull echoing the sentiments of most in the Formula 1 field: tyres will be the most…

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  60. Hamilton: This weekend is all about the tyres 15:11

    Hamilton: This weekend is all about the tyres

    ‘Tyres’ is the buzz word at Sakhir following the first three hours of practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. As the desert track is always coated in a fine…

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  61. Ricciardo ‘has better feeling’ with Toro Rosso 14:54

    Ricciardo ‘has better feeling’ with Toro Rosso

    Following a dismal weekend in China which Toro Rosso eventually used as an extended test session, Daniel Ricciardo was more positive after the opening two…

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  62. We still need to improve race pace, Rosberg insists 14:39

    We still need to improve race pace, Rosberg insists

    Following his win in China only five days ago, Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets in second free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. After the second 90-minute…

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  63. Sauber also affected by Bahrain incident 14:26

    Sauber also affected by Bahrain incident

    Sauber have revealed that they too were witness to a potentially dangerous Bahrain protest as they travelled back to their hotel in Manama from the Sakhir…

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  64. 14:01

    Bahrain GP: Full Practice 2 results

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  65. Rosberg fastest as Force India abandons practice 13:39

    Rosberg fastest as Force India abandons practice

    Fresh from his win in Shanghai, Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets from the two Red Bull drivers in second free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. With Lewis…

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  66. Force India pulls out of second practice 12:55

    Force India pulls out of second practice

    Force India has officially confirmed that it will not be taking part in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Anglo-Indian team intends to…

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