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      03-31-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Awesome back to back weekends!!!
Bahrain this year has held two pre-season testing, which most teams are familiar with. (And all these years of racing.)

The Mercedes dominance reminds me of 2009 Brawn GP. (Did Ross Brawn had more or less influence to this year's Mercedes?)

This year is also where Bahrain GP turned into a sunset-night race. And better for both fans in Europe and Americas.

Race Date: 06 Apr 2014
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Hopefully Mercedes can put 3 wins in a row. After watching the first 2 races you can forget about team orders.
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Hopefully Mercedes can put 3 wins in a row. After watching the first 2 races you can forget about team orders.
If Benz will continue full domination with 1-2 finishes it will still take Hamilton 3 more first finishes before he surpasses Rosberg. Nico is not slow so it can still be some good battles.
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Just glad I don't have to get up at 2am for this one...BERNIE you shouldn't have messed with the schedule, EURO tracks rule at 8am EST...

Just don't want to see VET at the top again...time to Webberize his car, swap it for poor RICCIARDO's....
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This should be a good one. Still not sold on the new noise but hopeful its better in person.
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Love the back to back racing and also that the race isn't in the middle of the night! (PST)

I'll be rooting for Mercedes but I hope Williams fares better here since they had some good pre-season results.
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What do you mean by sunset/night race?
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What do you mean by sunset/night race?
The starting time of the Bahrain GP this season is at 18:00 local time.

http://en.espnf1.com/bahrain/motorsp...ry/138111.html

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Organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix have confirmed the 2014 race will be held at night under floodlights.

Lighting has been installed around the Bahrain International Circuit this year and will be used at this weekend's 6-hour round of the World Endurance Championship. The circuit intends to mark its tenth anniversary on the F1 calendar by holding next year's race at night.

"This is by far the biggest development project we have ever undertaken at the BIC since the circuit was first built," track CEO Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al-Khalifa said. "I believe that there can be no better way for us to mark our 10th anniversary in F1 by demonstrating our long term commitment to the sport through this significant investment."

Singapore is the only other "night race" on the calendar, with Abu Dhabi referred to as a "twilight race" as the race starts at sunset.


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I'm in Bahrain now but I didn't buy a ticket. Shame on me haha they are expensive
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Love these back to back weekends!
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E90SLAM, what is your role such that you get all these awesome photos??!!?
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..."Jenson Button must wonder whether he nodded off for a brief aeon because suddenly he has a new boss at McLaren, a new team-mate too, his long-term girlfriend has become his fiancee and now someone has told him that on Sunday in Bahrain, if everything goes according to plan, he will start the 250th Formula One grand prix of his career"

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I hope some other team steps up and adds some competition to the season. I'd be ok with Nico having a great year, but tomorrow's race will most likely be another one where MB runs off to have their own race and leaves the rest of the field to fight for 3rd place and below. Early days still, but this is very reminiscent of the year Braun won it.
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Wow, Benz is really flexing their muscles today. I just hope management allow Nico and Lewis to race, actually thinking of it, it doesn't matter Lewis will not yield to team orders and knowing that neither will Nico. And it looks like quite an even fight between the teams closest behind them. This could still be good and not turn into the Vettel style snooze fest of yesteryear.
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