Bahrain Grand Prix 2015

Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes



3 DNF's of 20 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag!
17th to 9th8Most Places Gained:
Daniil Kvyat
Female/Male Ratio 0:20, Nationalities: 12, Main Nationalities: Great Britain & Spain & Germany with 3 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 35, Youngest Driver: 17

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPointsNotes
-1stL. Hamilton25
22ndK. Räikkönen18
-3rdN. Rosberg15
14thV. Bottas12
35thS. Vettel10
16thD. Ricciardo8
37thR. Grosjean6
38thS. Perez4
89thD. Kvyat2
410thF. Massa1
311thF. Alonso
-12thF. Nasr
513thN. Hulkenberg
114thM. Ericsson
115thP. Maldonado
216thW. Stevens
217thR. Merhi
3DNFM. VerstappenMechanical
10DNFC. Sainz JnrMechanical
20DNSJ. ButtonERS Failure

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

Hamilton 1 1:32.571
Vettel 2 1:32.982
Rosberg 3 1:33.129
Räikkönen 4 1:33.227
Bottas 5 1:33.381
Massa 6 1:33.744
Ricciardo 7 1:33.832
Hulkenberg 8 1:34.450
Sainz Jnr 9 1:34.462
Grosjean 10 1:34.484
Perez 11 1:34.704
Nasr 12 1:34.737
Ericsson 13 1:35.034
Alonso 14 1:35.039
Verstappen 15 1:35.103
Maldonado 16 1:35.677
Kvyat 17 1:35.800
Stevens 18 1:38.713
Merhi 19 1:39.722
Button 20 No Time

Ferrari looked set to challenge the Mercedes dominance from the first practice as Kimi Raikkonen passed Nico Rosberg into the first corner. With the Mercedes pace advantage against Ferrari’s better tyre preservation the race descended into a battle of strategy. As Vettel dropped back following a nose change Raikkonen was left at the end to challenge Rosberg for second.

Rosberg’s brakes failed on the second to last lap dropping him back from a late charging Kimi Raikkonen. Despite a late failure from Hamilton’s brakes on the final lap he was able to control the issue to the finish and his third race win of 2015.

Read a full race report on FormulaSpy

Practice 1 Report | Practice 2 Report | Practice 3 Report | Qualifying Report

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It’s the first night race of the year and the cooling desert temperatures provide a switch in environment for the drivers, as does the the constant sheen of sand that keeps the track slippy.

The track is tight and twisting with long straights and several key overtaking points, with painted decals to jazz up the track sides, breaking up the desert view.

The ‘Bore-rain’ of the past was forgotten as battles took place up and down the grid as the unforgettable battle between Hamilton and Rosberg ended with Hamilton eventually taking the win.

View the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix results