Bahrain: On-track questions Sakhir may answer

Bahrain: On-track questions Sakhir may answer

Less than a week after a sensational Chinese Grand Prix, F1 heads to the troubled middle-east kingdom of Bahrain. While the running of the event remains a divisive issue, in purely sporting terms there is plenty of evidence to suggest the on-track action will be worth watching

Once the pitstops had shaken out during last week's Chinese Grand Prix, a remarkable situation emerged. Nico Rosberg, who was 22 seconds up the road, aside, the frontrunning group was covered by next to nothing.

At that stage, Kimi Raikkonen held second place. Behind him was a train over cars that ran down to 11th and was covered by just 7s. That pack included machinery from Lotus, McLaren, Red Bull, Williams, Ferrari and Sauber. Even the lead Force India was just 10s off P2 and of the recognised midfield; only Toro Rosso was truly cast adrift.

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