Stats: Fernando wants a fourth

Stats: Fernando wants a fourth

Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso is a three-time winner at Sakhir, while McLaren has never won there. Michele Merlino plays statistician and unearths all the desert-based F1 trivia


• Sebastian Vettel has always fared well in Bahrain: he scored a clean-sweep pole/victory/fastest lap treble last year, leading for the whole race but for his pitstops.

He was also on course for victory in 2010 until a faulty spark plug relegated him to fourth (he had led the whole race from pole up to the failure) and in 2009 he had the pace to win, but had to settle for second. Since he joined Red Bull, he has always qualified in the top three and finished in the top four at Sakhir.

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