F1 » F1 Bahrain 2013: Rosberg steals pole


Nico Rosberg made it back-to-back pole positions for Mercedes with fastest time in Q3 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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David - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 6:13 AM

In the 50s & 60s it was mostly down to the best driver who won the races. For several years now it has been only the cars and tyres that decide the winners, put any of the ttop 20 drivers in the best car and he will probably win but may have bad luck with a puncture, engine failure or poor pit stop.

Andy - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 7:15 AM

Great lap from Rosberg but everyone knows what will happen within the first couple of laps, if not the grid start. Heavy fuel on a rear limited track in these temperatures is a recipe for disaster for Mercedes. Can only see Rosberg going backwards, as Hamilton has done so, when qualifying front row. Expect Alonso to win tomorrow with Vettel doing his best to challenge. This continued poor qualifying by Raikkonen and the Lotus in general is what will be the decisive factor when announcing a world driver champion come the end of the season.

Also, I hear Pirelli are on the verge of signing a new five year deal, not sure if that's good news or not and there is discussion of making next year's Bahrain GP a night race. Again, not sure if that really makes a difference or improves the race or the attendance figures. Hope for a good race tomorrow

Sean - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 10:11 AM

Headline : Rosberg Steals Pole

As far as I can see, he "secured" pole, saying he "stole" it implies he should not, and did not do enough to be there on merit ... which is totally wrong.

I can see the Ferrari's with a double podium today, I can also see Rosberg hanging on to their cost tails ...

Reports ae that Hamilton has asked the team to look into why he was unable to match Rosbergs pace ... a slight on Rosberg with Lewis having the somewhat fair expectation that he should be at the very least, faster ...

To add a little to previous comments, it impossible to tell where Rosberg would have finished had he not suffered in 2 of the first three races ... as we know, it's not all about speed, it's basically tyre management ... and for my money, Rosberg is much better at this that Lewis ... will be the European leg before we really get a pecking order ...

I personally would love Felipe to own this one!

Nathan - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 10:02 PM

@Nick blah-blah-blah! Same old. fact is, Sean is right, unless you can provide any evidence to the contrary?

Yiu know where I am when you have that info.

I won't hold my breath, eh?

:-)

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