Bahrain Formula 1 test in numbers: The good, the bad and the ugly!

Formula One Testing, Day Three, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday 21 February 2014

Four days of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain came to an end on Saturday, leaving only one more test, at the same venue next week, ahead of the 2014 season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Much like the first test in Spain last month, Mercedes powered teams look to have the early edge, while Ferrari seem to be okay their clients are struggling to come to terms with the new V6 turbo Power Units and related gizmos.

But nothing compares to the trials and tribulations of the Renault brigade who are really on the back foot in terms of lack of mileage and lap times that are drastically off the the pace.

Here are the facts and figures from Bahrain.

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Drivers’ best lap times and total laps covered during four day test in Bahrain

  1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 33.283s, 174 laps
  2. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 34.263s, 141 laps
  3. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 34.910s, 127 laps
  4. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 34.957s, 169 laps
  5. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m 36.445s, 137 laps
  6. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 36.516s, 161 laps
  7. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 36.718s, 126 laps
  8. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 37.066s, 65 laps
  9. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m 37.180s, 151 laps
  10. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m 37.328s, 171 laps
  11. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m 37.367s, 76 laps
  12. Felipe Nasr, Williams, 1m 37.569s, 87 laps
  13. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m 38.707s, 85 laps
  14. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m 38.974s, 57 laps
  15. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m 39.837s, 43 laps
  16. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m 39.855s, 83 laps
  17. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m 40.224s, 73 laps
  18. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 40.443s, 89 laps
  19. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 40.472s, 77 laps
  20. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m 41.670s, 26 laps
  21.  Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m 42.130s, 102 laps
  22. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m 42.511s, 21 laps
  23. Robin Frijns, Caterham, 1m 42.534s, 68 laps
  24. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, no time, 8 laps

Total laps run by team:

  1. Williams (Mercedes), 323
  2. Mercedes, 315
  3. McLaren (Mercedes), 296
  4. Ferrari, 287
  5. Caterham (Renault), 253
  6. Sauber (Ferrari), 240
  7. Force India (Mercedes), 213
  8. Toro Rosso (Renault), 134
  9. Red Bull (Renault), 116
  10. Lotus (Renault), 111
  11. Marussia (Ferrari), 29

Total laps run by power unit:

  1. Mercedes, 1147 (4 teams)
  2. Renault, 614 (4 teams)
  3. Ferrari, 556 (3 teams)
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  • TheDudeson

    That’s impressive figures from Merc, as the seven cars of their rivals combined did not do much more than the four Merc teams. Williams will b happy they changed when they did, Toro Rosso might be regretting their change to Renault right now, but having said that Ferrari customers are not having a good time either

  • Spartacus

    Most laps and fastest time, both by Britney Rosberg (also almost 1 sec quicker than his team-mate)!
    Watch out, guys..

  • McLarenfan

    Caterham are right in the Renault mix with Kamui, I had to notice that p1 & 2 Mercedes P3 & 4 McLaren but as we all know that could change rapidly.

  • Stoner

    For the WIlliams team, it should be a good time to bounce back. I see lotus and Williams swap places on the grid