Formula 1 - Info & curiosities about the Vettel victory in Bahrain
20 April 2017

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Formula 1 -  Info & curiosities about the Vettel victory in Bahrain


Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix, third race of the F1 championship where many teams involved are supplied by BMC. The Ferrari’s driver used a two-stop strategy, from the second row of the grid. All the drivers apart from Sauber’s Pascal Wehrlein stopped twice, while his team mate Marcus Ericsson was the only driver to begin the race on the soft tyre. In the warm conditions of the evening, degradation was contained on both compounds, enabling the drivers to push hard throughout every stint.

 Bahrain Formula 1 Tyres  


Sebastian Vettel won the race with a two-stop strategy, as expected (depending on levels of degradation on the supersoft). The degradation level turned out to be medium, which meant that a two stop strategy with two initial stints on supersoft of 19 laps each, followed by a final run on the soft to the flag, was theoretically fastest (the arrival of the safety car caused many drivers to bring forward their first pit stops, to lap 13). This was the strategy adopted by both Vettel and Bottas, with Vettel stopping on laps 10 and 33. See the info graphic pit-stop summary.


 pit stop Bahrein        


The analysis of…

Mario Isola – Pirelli Motorsport ­– Head of Car Racing

 “Strategy was at the heart of this race, which was influenced also by an early safety car. In any case, a two-stop strategy was clearly the way forward in these conditions, but we saw different variations of this strategy, depending on the order in which the drivers used the supersoft and soft. Cooler conditions compared to previous days resulted in lower degradation for the supersoft and very good consistency for the soft”.


Formula 1 Drivers’ Standing 2017


1       Sebastian Vettel         Scuderia Ferrari        68

2       Lewis Hamilton         Mercedes AMG           61

3       Valtteri Bottas            Mercedes AMG         38

4       Kimi Raikkonen         Scuderia Ferrari         34

5       Max Verstappen        Red Bull Racing         25

6       Daniel Ricciardo        Red Bull Racing         22

7       Carlos Sainz                Toro Rosso             18

8       Sergio Perez               Force India               14

9       Felipe Massa               Williams                     8

10     Kevin Magnussen      Haas                           4

Next race: 30th April, Russian Grand Prix, Sochi.