The 2014 Formula 1 season has started last month and true to its pre-season testing, there have been a lot of teams struggling to adapt in the new rules and regulations. And so far, only the Mercedes team has more success than the rest of the 10 teams. As expected with new car upgrades and regulations, many drivers and cars struggle to have a reliable performance during practice and in race day itself.
In the first two Grand Prix in Australia and Malaysia, Mercedes has taken the pole position and the qualifying lap today in Bahrain Grand Prix made it three in a row for Mercedes. And they are making sure to have another one-two result for tomorrow’s race day. If Mercedes will emerge victorious tomorrow then it will be three consecutive wins for them and surely will increase its lead in the team standings. Also if only Hamilton did not suffer engine trouble in Australia, it probably could be thefirst one-two finish by Mercedes team and I could see no difference in the result tomorrow knowing their qualifying performance earlier today.
What’s more interesting is that the top six drivers in the qualifying session were all in Mercedes powered cars. So it will be interesting to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix tomorrow especially the quadruple world champion Vettel who will be starting at the back row of the grid in the 21st position and is only one driver away from rock bottom. Tomorrow will also be the first night race inSakhir Circuit under floodlights and is the third Grand Prix to be held in floodlit session after Singapore and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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