Briatore: We should have prepared 2007 earlier

Briatore: We should have prepared 2007 earlier

Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore believes the team made a mistake by preparing themselves for the 2007 Formula One season too late. The team focussed on the 2006 championship final for too long instead trying to get their 2007 car ready too.
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2007 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 17 April 2007

  2. Briatore: We should have prepared 2007 earlier 16:53

    Briatore: We should have prepared 2007 earlier

    Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore believes the team made a mistake by preparing themselves for the 2007 Formula One season too late. The team focussed on...

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  3. Marko happy with Red Bull's progress 12:54

    Marko happy with Red Bull's progress

    David Coulthard and Mark Webber were unable to finish the race in Bahrain. Both drivers failed to finish due to technical problems. Red Bull Racing's...

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  4. Sunday 15 April 2007

  5. Ferrari celebrates comeback 19:15

    Ferrari celebrates comeback

    Second win of the season for Ferrari: after victory for Kimi Raikkonen in Melbourne, this time at Sakhir it was Felipe Massa's turn. This is Felipe's third...

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  6. McLaren looks on the bright side 18:34

    McLaren looks on the bright side

    McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished second in today's Bahrain Grand Prix whilst Fernando Alonso ended up fifth after struggling with the balance...

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  7. Renault scrambles to eighth 18:21

    Renault scrambles to eighth

    Renault endured a difficult afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit, placing its cars 8th and 9th in the 2007 Bahraini Grand Prix, with Giancarlo...

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  8. Double-finish boost for Spyker 18:08

    Double-finish boost for Spyker

    Spyker secured a double finish today at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the team's best result of the season so far, with Christijan Albers claiming 14th position...

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  9. Toyota upbeat as Trulli takes two more 17:58

    Toyota upbeat as Trulli takes two more

    Toyota has secured its third consecutive points finish of 2007 courtesy of Jarno Trulli's fine 7th place at the Bahrain International Circuit. Trulli and...

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  10. BMW celebrates most competitive run yet 17:43

    BMW celebrates most competitive run yet

    In the third world championship round of the season the BMW Sauber F1 Team equaled its best race result so far by finishing fourth and sixth. Nick Heidfeld...

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  11. Alonso rues lack of grip 17:33

    Alonso rues lack of grip

    Fernando Alonso blamed a lack of grip and poor balance on his McLaren for his struggling race in Bahrain today. Alonso did jump up to third at the start,...

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  12. Williams denied points after strong run 17:33

    Williams denied points after strong run

    Williams team brought both cars home at the Bahrain Grand Prix, with neither experiencing any technical problems. Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz crossed the...

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  13. Super Aguri looks at the positives 17:22

    Super Aguri looks at the positives

    Super Aguri drivers Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson both encountered engine trouble during an extremely demanding 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix. For the first...

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  14. More frustration for Honda 17:08

    More frustration for Honda

    Honda's Rubens Barrichello brought his Honda RA107 home in 13th place today after a tough weekend in Bahrain. His team-mate Jenson Button's race was brought...

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  15. Disappointment for charging Red Bulls 17:01

    Disappointment for charging Red Bulls

    Red Bull Racing's two drivers had competitive runs in the Bahrain Grand Prix - particularly David Coulthard who was on a charge until both were forced to...

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  16. Knockout blow for Toro Rosso 16:55

    Knockout blow for Toro Rosso

    Scuderia Toro Rosso was dealt a knock-out in the Bahrain Grand Prix today when both Tonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed both failed to finish the desert race. "We...

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  17. Hamilton savours 'sweet' second 16:44

    Hamilton savours 'sweet' second

    Lewis Hamilton drove another strong race in only his third F1 Grand Prix to claim a third podium finish - the first driver to ever do so in the sport. The...

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  18. Massa - I've answered my critics 16:36

    Massa - I've answered my critics

    Felipe Massa was determined to emphasise that he'd answered his critics in Bahrain after driving a lights-to-flag victory. The Brazilian endured much...

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  19. Kimi happy with third 16:22

    Kimi happy with third

    Kimi Raikkonen was happy to pick up another podium finish and third place in the Bahrain Grand Prix after qualifying fourth on the grid. The Finn got boxed...

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  20. Massa storms to victory ahead of Hamilton 15:48

    Massa storms to victory ahead of Hamilton

    Felipe Massa stormed to a lights-to-flag victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to get his championship back on track. Kimi...

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  21. 13:18

    Photos - Sunday in Bahrain

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  22. Saturday 14 April 2007

  23. Ferrari celebrates third pole of season 18:25

    Ferrari celebrates third pole of season

    Third race of the season and third pole position for Ferrari, the second for Felipe Massa. It is the third time that a Ferrari driver will start the Bahrain...

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  24. Seventh best for Renault 17:50

    Seventh best for Renault

    There were mixed feelings for the ING Renault F1 Team this afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit, after seeing Giancarlo Fisichella qualify...

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  25. McLaren confident for Sunday's race 17:46

    McLaren confident for Sunday's race

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will start Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix from second and fourth positions respectively. In...

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  26. Spyker hoped for more 17:24

    Spyker hoped for more

    At an unusually humid Bahrain International Circuit, the Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team has qualified with Adrian Sutil and Christijan Albers in 20th...

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  27. Toro Rosso just too slow 17:14

    Toro Rosso just too slow

    Scuderia Toro Rosso was left feeling just too slow after Tonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed qualified eighteenth and nineteenth respectively for the Bahrain Grand...

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  28. Another dismal day for Honda 17:04

    Another dismal day for Honda

    Honda drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button will start tomorrow's Bahrain Grand Prix side by side on the 8th row of the grid.  "We've qualified...

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  29. Mixed qualifying for Toyota 16:54

    Mixed qualifying for Toyota

    Toyota will line up with one car in the top ten of the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix after a mixed qualifying session at Sakhir. Ralf Schumacher was...

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  30. Webber gives Red Bull hope 16:44

    Webber gives Red Bull hope

    Red Bull Racing endured a mixed result in Bahrain today with Mark Webber giving the team hope for tomorrow after he qualified eighth. A gearbox problem in...

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  31. Davidson gives Aguri desert boost 16:34

    Davidson gives Aguri desert boost

    The Super Aguri team has maintained its performance momentum and once again made the cut in to Q2 of today's Qualifying Session. In a reverse of fortune it...

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  32. Mixed feelings for Williams 16:25

    Mixed feelings for Williams

    Qualifying for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix ran smoothly for the Williams team at the Sakhir circuit. Nico Rosberg once again secured a place in Q3 and will...

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  33. BMW confident in race strategy 16:10

    BMW confident in race strategy

    After a positive third free practice session in the morning, the season's third qualifying brought a positive result for the BMW Sauber F1 Team. Nick...

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  34. Hamilton - I could have had pole 15:17

    Hamilton - I could have had pole

    Lewis Hamilton may have qualified on the front row of the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but was confident he could have taken pole position, had he not...

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  35. Massa eyes fresh start from pole 15:08

    Massa eyes fresh start from pole

    Felipe Massa is determined to turn over a new leaf and kick-start his championship campaign after claiming a dominant pole position in Bahrain. The...

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  36. Massa takes dominant pole in Bahrain 15:04

    Massa takes dominant pole in Bahrain

    Felipe Massa stormed to his fifth career pole and his second of the season ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain. Kimi Raikkonen qualified third, narrowly...

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  37. Hamilton steals final practice lead 12:01

    Hamilton steals final practice lead

    Lewis Hamilton took the slimmest of leads in final practice for this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, finishing the session 0.006s ahead of Ferrari's Kimi...

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  38. 11:57

    Photos - Saturday in Bahrain

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  39. Bahrain circuit wins award 06:00

    Bahrain circuit wins award

    The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has been named as the winner of the FIA Institute Centre of Excellence award. The Sakhir circuit becomes the first...

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  40. Friday 13 April 2007

  41. McLaren upbeat after Friday practice 18:23

    McLaren upbeat after Friday practice

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso ended the second Free Practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix in second and fifth places...

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  42. Ferrari fighting back in Bahrain 18:14

    Ferrari fighting back in Bahrain

    Kimi Raikkonen led Ferrari's fight back in Bahrain on Friday setting the pace in free practice whiel team mate Felipe Massa finished the day fourth.  "It...

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  43. Kubica leads BMW charge 17:48

    Kubica leads BMW charge

    It was a positive Friday for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in Bahrain with Robert Kubica setting third fastest time and Nick Heidfeld seventh. The team worked hard...

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  44. Spyker finding better pace in Bahrain 17:33

    Spyker finding better pace in Bahrain

    Spyker left its difficult Malaysian weekend behind today with two promising free practice sessions at the Bahrain International Circuit. Over a very...

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  45. Super Aguri upbeat after practice 17:27

    Super Aguri upbeat after practice

    Following a night of heavy electrical storms in Sakhir, the circuit was very 'green' today for the first Free Practice session. Super Aguri's Anthony...

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  46. Renault happy with high-fuel progress 17:19

    Renault happy with high-fuel progress

    Making full use of the available three hours of running on a Friday, both drivers completed nearly 300 km as they worked through busy programmes of...

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  47. Honda suffers Button engine blow 17:08

    Honda suffers Button engine blow

    As anticipated by the Honda team, drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button encountered another difficult start to their race weekend in Bahrain today....

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  48. Toyota happy with practice pace 17:01

    Toyota happy with practice pace

    Toyota today began its preparations for the Bahrain Grand Prix with two practice sessions under sunny skies at the Sakhir International Circuit. Overnight...

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  49. Red Bulls find form at Sakhir 16:54

    Red Bulls find form at Sakhir

    Red Bull Racing struggled in the first free practice at Sakhir today but found its feet in final practice as Coulthard went ninth quickest and Webber...

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  50. Williams quick in Bahrain practice 16:44

    Williams quick in Bahrain practice

    Williams has completed Friday's free practice sessions for the last of the opening three flyaway races of the season, the Bahrain Grand Prix. With Kazuki...

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  51. Toro Rosso feeling more competitive 16:21

    Toro Rosso feeling more competitive

    Scuderia Toro Rosso was distinctly more upbeat after practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Tonio Liuzzi was seventeenth quickest while Scott Speed ended the...

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  52. Raikkonen pips Hamilton in Friday showdown 15:38

    Raikkonen pips Hamilton in Friday showdown

    Kimi Raikkonen pipped Lewis Hamilton to the top spot at the end of Friday practice in Bahrain. The Ferrari driver clocked a best lap of 1m33.527s to finish...

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  53. 12:08

    Photos - Friday in Bahrain

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  54. Ferrari storms first practice 11:34

    Ferrari storms first practice

    Ferrari showed its dominance in the opening practice session of the Bahraini Grand Prix with a convincing one-two. Kim Raikkonen went fastest with a...

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  55. Thursday 12 April 2007

  56. Massa: Something has been missing 17:02

    Massa: Something has been missing

    Looking ahead to the Bahraini Grand Prix, Felipe Massa is concerned that things have not gone his way in the first two races of the season. However, the...

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  57. Gacoyne counting on aero boost 16:05

    Gacoyne counting on aero boost

    Following disappointing results in the first two Grands Prix of the season, the Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team is undoubtedly hoping that this...

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  58. 13:41

    Photos - Thursday in Bahrain

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  59. Wednesday 11 April 2007

  60. 21:16

    Photos - Bahrain Grand Prix preparations

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  61. Albers: We need more time in the car 09:54

    Albers: We need more time in the car

    Malaysia was a difficult weekend for both Spyker drivers as they tried to make up for the lack of testing at Sepang from which all their rivals had...

    F1
  62. Tuesday 10 April 2007

  63. Aguri returns to Bahrain 12:59

    Aguri returns to Bahrain

    This weekend Formula 1 travels to Bahrain for the third round in the F1 world championship. Last year the Bahrain Grand Prix was the opening round of the...

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  64. Sakhir circuit snapshot 06:00

    Sakhir circuit snapshot

    One of the most unique destinations on the calendar due to its geographical location, the imposing desert backdrop significantly influences track conditions...

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  65. Monday 29 January 2007

  66. Bahrain renews F1 contract 15:18

    Bahrain renews F1 contract

    The Kingdom of Bahrain today announced that it has extended its contract to host the FIA Formula One World Championship and stage the Bahrain Grand Prix...

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