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Bahrain GP 2017 – TV tider, værmelding og full timeplan fra FIA

Kommer Bahrain GP til å bli et Ferrari VS Mercedes show slik som de to første løpene ble?

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Full time schedule from Formula1.com

Formula One Press conference – Press Room 15:00
TCR International Series First Practice Session 10:45 – 11:05
F2 Practice Session 11:30 – 12:15
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:30 – 13:30
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Practice Session 12:40 – 13:10
Formula One First Practice Session 14:00 – 15:30
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 15:45 – 17:00
TCR International Series Second Practice Session 15:55 – 16:15
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Qualifying Session 16:40 – 17:00
Formula One Second Practice Session
18:00 – 19:30
F2 Qualifying Session 20:00 – 20:30
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 20:00 – 21:00
TCR International Series Qualifying Session 11:00 – 11:30
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 11:40 – 12:40
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East First Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 11:55 – 12:25
Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 12:10 – 12:30
Promoter Activity Drivers’ Autograph Session 12:30 – 13:30
F2 First Race (32 Laps or 60 Mins) 13:10 – 14:15
Formula One Third Practice Session 15:00 – 16:00
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 16:15 – 17:30
TCR International Series First Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 16:30 – 16:55
Formula One Qualifying Session 18:00 – 19:00
TCR International Series Second Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 13:00 – 13:25
F2 Second Race (23 Laps or 45 Mins) 14:15 – 15:05
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Second Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 15:30 – 16:00
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 15:30 – 17:15
Formula One Drivers’ Track Parade 16:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 16:45 – 17:15
Formula One National Anthem 17:46
Formula One Grand Prix (57 Laps or 120 Mins) 18:00 – 20:00


* Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments


Post photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport


Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von China 2017. Lewis Hamilton ;
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Chinese GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton;




Circuit Name : Bahrain International Circuit
Established : 2004    
Capacity : 50,000      
Circuit Type : Race      
Circuit Length : 6.299 kms      
Number of Laps : 49      
Race Distance : 308.405 kms    
Circuit Direction : Clockwise      
Circuit Turns : 23      
Lap Record : 1:31.447 Pedro de la Rosa (2005)


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Belgian GP 2016 – Race results

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg take the win in an incident packed race at Spa Francorchamps.

Todays Formula 1 race from the fantastic Spa Francorchamps in Belgium was one of the best I have seen in a long time.

The action started already in the first corner when Max Verstappen went for gap that never existed, quite immature move after such a poor start.

Max Verstappen also drove like an immature “kid” on several occasions through the race, putting people of track here and there.

Kevin Magnussen had a huge accident on the top of Eau Rouge. I think he was “lucky” that the car hit the barrier in the angle it did, it could have ended much worse than it did. According to the Renault F1 team on twitter Kevin most probably has hurt his left ankle, more information will follow after the check at the hospital has been completed.

Rosberg took a well deserved win in front of a very happy Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton ended on P3 after help with a “free” tyre change under the red flag.

My money today was on Hulkenberg and Kimi, so no luck there 🙂

1 6 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES 44 1:44:51.058 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 44 +14.113s 18
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 44 +27.634s 15
4 27 Nico Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 44 +35.907s 12
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 44 +40.660s 10
6 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 44 +45.394s 8
7 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 44 +59.445s 6
8 77 Valtteri Bottas WILLIAMS MERCEDES 44 +60.151s 4
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 44 +61.109s 2
10 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 44 +65.873s 1
11 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 44 +71.138s 0
12 21 Esteban Gutierrez HAAS FERRARI 44 +73.877s 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 44 +76.474s 0
14 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO FERRARI 44 +87.097s 0
15 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 44 +93.165s 0
16 31 Esteban Ocon MRT MERCEDES 43 +1 lap 0
17 12 Felipe Nasr SAUBER FERRARI 43 +1 lap 0
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen RENAULT 5 DNF 0
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 3 DNF 0
NC 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1 DNF 0
NC 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES 0 DNF 0


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Round 13 of 21
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 25-28 August 2016

Following a short summer break, Formula 1 resumes at the one of the most epic drivers’ circuits of them all: Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The P Zero medium, soft and supersoft tyres have been nominated for the longest lap of the year at 7.004 kilometres, which places high-energy loads through the tyres. Spa-Francorchamps in fact provides a real multi-faceted challenge for the tyres, and by extension for the teams and drivers as well. The historic circuit at the foothills of the Ardennes is renowned for its changeable weather, meaning that there is a true microclimate to provide a constant additional parameter for the strategists to consider.


  • Loads through the tyres are among the biggest of the year due to the long and fast corners.
  • Elevation changes also create vertical forces for tyres through compressions like Eau Rouge.
  • Rain is quite likely, but it frequently rains just on one part of the circuit and not on another.
  • Set-up is a compromise between low drag for straights and downforce for corners: not easy.
  • There are plenty of overtaking opportunities, which mean that strategy options are quite open.
  • F1 returns with yet another back-to-back: after Spa it’s straight to Pirelli’s home race at Monza.


  • White medium: a mandatory set that must be available for the race, low working range.
  • Yellow soft: again a mandatory set, should feature in the race but not ideal for long stints.
  • Red supersoft: will be used for qualifying with a focus on performance rather than durability.


  • Lewis Hamilton won comfortably with a two-stop strategy, changing tyres on laps 13 and 30.
  • Best alternative strategy: Max Verstappen finished eighth from 18th on the grid, having adopted a three-stop strategy and passing several cars on track.


“Spa-Francorchamps needs no introduction as one of the most iconic circuits out there. For the tyres, it’s a demanding track with the sort of high-energy loads that make it absolutely thrilling to drive. It’s not easy to find the right set-up but with such a long lap and plenty of overtaking opportunities, there are a number of different strategy permutations possible. During the summer break we’ve started testing the 2017-size tyres, and we look forward to a busy second half of the season as we continue the testing campaign and also move straight on to our home race the weekend after Belgium.”


  • There are no significant changes to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and infrastructure this year.
  • Esteban Ocon becomes a full-time Formula 1 driver, taking over from Rio Haryanto at Manor.


  • Pirelli was at the forefront in Spa last month with the famous 24 Hours. It was the Italian firm’s biggest-ever event with a total of 65 cars fitted and 10,724 tyres over 29,269 cumulative laps.
  • The 2017 tyre tests with modified mule cars got underway at the beginning of the month, with Ferrari at Fiorano (driven by Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Gutierrez on wets) and Red Bull at Mugello (driven by Sebastien Buemi on slicks).


Purple Red Yellow White Orange
Australia Supersoft Soft Medium
Bahrain Supersoft Soft Medium
China Supersoft Soft Medium
Russia Supersoft Soft Medium
Spain Soft Medium Hard
Monaco Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Canada Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Azerbaijan Supersoft Soft Medium
Austria Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Great Britain Soft Medium Hard
Hungary Supersoft Soft Medium
Germany Supersoft Soft Medium
Belgium Supersoft Soft Medium
Italy Supersoft Soft Medium
Singapore Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Malaysia Soft Medium Hard
Japan Soft Medium Hard
United States
Supersoft Soft Medium
Mexico Supersoft Soft Medium
Brazil Soft Medium Hard
Abu Dhabi Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft






German GP – Tyre sets available for the race

Paul Hembery:
“It looks like we might be seeing a mixture of two and three stop strategies, with the running up to now showing that there could be a few quite different approaches to the race.”

How the tyres behaved during the qualifying:

Medium: Not used during qualifying but might be used in the race as tactics will vary.
Soft: Used by the Mercedes drivers only to get through Q1: could be key to the race.
Supersoft: Around 1.5s faster than the soft on Friday; around 1 sec. gap seen in quali.

Possible race strategies and maximum laps*:
Pirelli recommends that the following numbers of laps are not exceeded on each compound:
Soft = 29 laps
Supersoft = 22 laps

On this basis, the optimal pit-stop strategies predicted by Pirelli are as follows:

Three-stopper: three stints on supersoft + one stint on soft

Two-stopper: two stints on supersoft + one stint on soft (maximizing the stints on supersoft)

Two-stopper: two stints on supersoft + one stint on soft (maximizing the single stint on soft)

Two-stopper: one stint on supersoft + two stints on soft

Different permutations of compound usage within each strategy are possible.


This information is provided just as an indication based on data received from Pirelli.

Free practice 3 – top three times

Rosberg 1m15.738s Supersoft new
Hamilton 1m15.795s Supersoft new
Ricciardo 1m15.837s Supersoft new

Qualifying top 10

Rosberg 1m14.363s Supersoft new
Hamilton 1m14.470s Supersoft new
Ricciardo 1m14.726s Supersoft new
Verstappen 1m14.834s Supersoft new
Raikkonen 1m15.142s Supersoft new
Vettel 1m15.315s Supersoft new
Hulkenberg 1m15.510s Supersoft new
Bottas 1m15.530s Supersoft new
Perez 1m15.537s Supersoft new
Massa 1m15.615s Supersoft new

Most laps by compound so far

MEDIUM Hulkenberg 21 laps
SOFT Vettel 33
SUPERSOFT Magnussen 24

Best time by compound so far

MEDIUM Hulkenberg 1m18.591s
SOFT Hamilton 1m15.243s
SUPERSOFT Rosberg 1m14.363s



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