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2014 Bahrain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: This is why NASCAR can never, ever be as exciting as open wheel racing. Never.

EVENT: Another race under the lights. It never gets old.

QUALIFYING: The first fully dry qualifying of the year, and Rosberg grabs the preordained Mercedes pole from Hamilton.

RACE: The greatest intra-team battling throughout the field, throughout the race in Formula 1 history.

TRACK: Of all the tracks to pull off a race like this, Bahrain would not have been our first choice.

START: Rosberg suffers from the dirty pole box, Massa shocks everyone, and Alonso shows off Raikkonen.

HAMILTON: A spectacular run after the Safety Car on inferior tires.

ROSBERG: If there was any doubt, this race eliminated it. Nico is simply not quite as talented as Hamilton.

MERCEDES: Their unique design is revealed as they sit pretty in the back of the top three constructors.

PEREZ: Hey, McLaren, you got rid of me ... why?

HULKENBERG: Hey, Ferrari, you didn't hire me ... why?

FORCE INDIA: Kicking Ferrari's ass. Time and time again.

RICCIARDO: A superb race in a horrible car.

VETTEL: Not a superb race in a horrible car.

RED BULL: DRS fails, which of course has nothing to do with the engines. Hey Helmut, who are you going to blame now?

MASSA: One driver who has a right to complain about the Safety Car. Felipe definitely wound up on the wrong end of his strategy getting messed up.

BOTTAS: Valtteri is rapidly becoming our favorite driver here at Deep Throttle.

WILLIAMS: What might have been...

ALONSO: Should we start the Fernando is leaving Ferrari countdown?

RAIKKONEN: The hardest driver to pass.

FERRARI: A complete and utter disaster. They will now attempt to whine their way back to the front ... instead of actually designing and building a fast car.

LOTUS: Useless.

MALDONADO: Even more useless.

GUTIERREZ: Ouch!

MCLAREN: Reliability is quickly putting them behind the 8-ball.

ENGINES: If you still complain about the engine sounds after a grand prix like that, you are simply not a racing fan. Case closed.

BEST HEADLINE: From grandprix247.com: "Critics of new era Formula 1 look stupid after Bahrain delivers action packed bonanza."

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Breathless.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 5 -- The number of laps Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo, lasted before walking out in disgust ... or a sore losing pout.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Forty-six years ago today, April 7, Jim Clark was killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim. In 73 F1 races over nine years, Clark won the pole 45% of the time and won the race 34% of the time. Those two stats are perhaps the most impressive in a long list of impressive racing accomplishments.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Who would have ever predicted we would hear this radio call in F1: "Sebastian, let Daniel pass. He's faster than you."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Vettel summed up the field's take on Mercedes, "They're out of reach."

SCHEDULE: The next race can't come quick enough!

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 57
2. Rosberg 57
3. Perez 57
4. Ricciardo 57
5. Hulkenberg 57
6. Vettel 57
7. Massa 57
8. Bottas 57
9. Alonso 57
10. Raikkonen 57
11. Kvyat(R) 57
12. Grosjean 57
13. Chilton 57
14. Maldonado 57
15. Kobayashi 57
16. Bianchi 56
17. Button 55
NC Magnussen(R) 40
NC Gutierrez 39
NC Ericsson(R) 33
NC Vergne 18
NC Sutil 17

Time of Race
1:39:42.743

Margin of Victory
1.085 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 6 laps

Lead Changes
3 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

Fastest Race Lap
Nico Rosberg

Pole Position
Nico Rosberg

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Rosberg 61
2. Hamilton 50
3. Hulkenberg 28
4. Alonso 26
5. Button 23
  Vettel 23
7. Magnussen(R) 20
8. Bottas 18
9. Perez 16
10. Ricciardo 12
  Massa 12
12. Raikkonen 7
13. Vergne 4
14. Kvyat(R) 3

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 111
2. Force India 44
3. McLaren 43
4. Red Bull 35
5. Ferrari 33
6. Williams 30
7. Toro Rosso 7
 
 

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