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Sebastian Vettel claims first pole of 2012 as McLaren, Mercedes stumble in Bahrain qualifying.

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JE vergne - Unregistered

April 21, 2012 3:18 PM

So much for Jean-Eric being as quick as vettel in the like car and wanting a red bull drive next year. He also said that he expects to beat webber this year, i'd worry about your teammate first!!! Never a good idea to talk smack when you are an F1 rookie:)


April 21, 2012 4:57 PM

How petty of Bernie to exclude Force India from the TV qualifing covereage because of their decision not to take part in the second practise on Friday. This man is a total control freak and makes himself look like a vindictive fool!


April 21, 2012 8:25 PM

cratchet. bernie, or anyone else, did not restrict coverage of fi. they were shown in q1 and q2. they didnt run in q3, so it was there own fault if they missed out on tv time. there were other cars that also missed out on coverage. and by the way, if you watched bbc, then you will have seen then interviewing di resta!

Trevor - Unregistered

April 21, 2012 10:13 PM

What is going on Pirelli ?
Qualifying is almost a farce because a good percentage of the teams are doing damage limitation because of the tyre choice made available .One lap on a set of new tyres ? Come on !


April 21, 2012 10:28 PM
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Richard, please get your facts straight before you jump to your friend Bernie's defence.

In total during the three quali periods the Force India cars were only seen 3 times and those were glimpses in shots that were focused on other cars. On one occation the camera actually repositions the shot so as to exclude the Force India from the shot

In quali 1 when only marussia and Force India were on track the camera was focused on the Marussia and actually went to the Marussia onboard rather than show the Force India car (Force India seen briefly in distance)

At the begining of quali 2 when only the 2 Force India cars were running we saw no track shots at all just various pit shots and the two HRT drivers walking away. When there were 3.5 minutes left in q2 there were 3 cars on track, 2 Force Indias on flying laps and Massa on an out lap the cameras follow the ferrari on it's out lap.



April 21, 2012 11:23 PM

......It is only the official driver press conference that are filmed by FOM themselves. ALL other interviews with drivers and team personnel are conducted by the presenting broadcaster in the case of the Paul Di resta interview that would have been done by the BBc camera crew.

A simple apology will suffice Richard.


April 22, 2012 9:20 AM

cratchety. why should i apologise? first of all, i am no friend of bernie. secondly, i watched on rtl and there were a number of shots of the fi in q1 and q2. there is no indication that there was any "ban" on fi. if you have proof of it, please enlighten. and also advise why hrt, marussia, str etc were also visibly missing!

but you DO love to create conspiracies, dont you?

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