20/04/2012

Bahrain GP - Practice One Results

Results: Di Resta 3rd (1:34.150), Hulkenberg 6th (1:34.344), Karthikeyan 24th (1:39.996).

A very useful session for the Sahara Force India boys, despite a little KERS problem for di Resta which was quickly fixed. There with lots of tyre analysis done - something which will be crucial given the unusually high track temperatures experienced in Bahrain. Infact the team did more laps than anyone else; 52 in total, 26 for each driver.

Things look promising so far although these positions are a little misleading. Sahara Force India were the only team to do runs on the softer, faster rubber and that's why the team finished the session so high. However before that, the runs on the hard tyre still had the team inside the top ten - that's why i'm actually a little excited about the prospects at this stage. Don't forget it's still early though, let's see how FP2 goes first.

Meanwhile Narain Karthikeyan finished at the back, 1.1 seconds behind teammate de la Rosa. That's a big gap, maybe it's a car problem for Narain? Let's hope for better for him during FP2 later today.

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