Alonso wins Bahrain Grand Prix with strategy

Jenson Button in Action

Schumacher led the race from the start, but a well planned pit stop gave alonso the win.On Lap 8 Massa spinned on turn one missed Alonso by a whisker who was ahead of him. Massa remained third inspite of losing a lot of time. By lap 15 schumacher had extended his lead to 6 seconds, but after 1st round of pit stops, Alonso reduced the lead to 2.5 seconds. On lap 39 Alonso was among back-markers and went to the pits. His stop took 7.7 seconds. Alonso got out of the pits wheel to wheel with Micheal but just managed to pass him.It was here that the race was won. Nico Rosberg was the surprise element starting his carrier with a great result. During the race he overtook experienced contenders like Coulthard and Klien

Bahrain Grand Prix result:

1. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Renault 1:29.46.205
2. Michael Schumacher (Ger) Ferrari +1.246 seconds
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) McLaren-Mercedes at +19.360
4. Jenson Button (GB) Honda +19.992
5. Juan Pablo Montoya (Col) McLaren-Mercedes +37.048
6. Mark Webber (Aus) Williams-Cosworth +41.932
7. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Cosworth +1:03.043
8. Christian Klien (Aut) RedBull-Ferrari +1:06.771
9. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari +1:09.907
10. David Coulthard (GB) RedBull-Ferrari +1:15.541
11. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Toro Rosso-Cosworth +1:25.997
12. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1 lap
13. Scott Speed (US) Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1 lap
14. Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 1 lap
15. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 1 lap
16. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota 1 lap
17. Tiago Monteiro (Por) Midland-Toyota 2 laps
18. Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda 4 laps
Retired Yuji Ide (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda 22 laps
Retired Jacques Villeneuve (Can) BMW Sauber 28 laps
Retired Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault 36 laps
Retired Christijan Albers (Ned) Midland - Toyota 43 laps

Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg(Williams Cosworth), 1:32.408


It was the only opportunity to win the race and I was going for it

“This is a great result after the disappointment of yesterday, but we have known that the car was very strong all weekend. We thought that we had a chance to score some points today, even though we were starting from the back of the grid, but to get a podium is fantastic, The first few laps were crucial to this result, and luckily I managed to overtake a lot of cars at the first corner; I was up to 13th by lap two even though the cars in front were all lighter than me. We then gained some more places later on as a result of our strategy. The outcome is even more important to the whole team, who have been working so hard throughout the winter, as we didn't know where we were after testing and everyone had been saying that we were struggling. However we really have improved over the past few weeks. It proves that we are competitive and if not for yesterday we could have been even better.”

“I have not really been totally comfortable with the set up of my car all weekend, which was clear during all the practice sessions. Obviously I am a little disappointed finishing in fifth as I know that the car could do so much more, but it just wasn't working for me this weekend. However it was a steady race and for the team to get two cars finishing in the points could be very important later in the season. The four points I have scored are good considering the circumstances. I am now looking forward to the next race in Malaysia, where we can improve further on these results."


  1. Anonymous said...
    I think Kimi deserves all the credit, what a race !!
    Anonymous said...
    You a great writer Ankit !!!

    Nice Review

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