Nice to see Nico Hulkenberg lead the day at the Bahrain testing session in his new Force India. Red Bull and Renault did experience more issues today and Sebstian Vettel said that it seems like they fix one issue and another pops up…basically the reason for testing I guess.
Although Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Lotus completed just 27 laps, Renault says they’re good and are ready to run as many laps as the teams would like. Does that hint to Red Bull’s issues being squarely Red Bull’s issues and not Renault engine issues?
Testing times from day 1:
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m36.880s 78 2. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m37.879s +0.999s 64 3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m37.908s +1.028s 74 4. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m38.295s +1.415s 81 5. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m40.224s +3.344s 14 6. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m40.443s +3.563s 82 7. Robin Frijns Caterham-Renault 1m42.534s +5.654s 68 8. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m44.346s +7.466s 5 9. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m44.832s +7.952s 8 10. Felipe Massa Williams-Meredes no time 5 11. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari no time 3