2017 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX, PREVIEW
VJM: “Ten points from the opening couple of races is a solid start to our season. We knew this new era of Formula One would provide some huge challenges, but I’m proud of how we have reacted as a team. We’ve taken our chances, ridden our luck at times and shown good reliability. We know where we can improve and where we need to focus our attention, but overall the VJM10 has performed well across two very different circuits in varying weather conditions. I’d like to think we can compete for points again in Bahrain. I expect the development race amongst all the teams will ramp up this weekend, but we will bring some extra performance to the car and hopefully take a step forward.”
SFI’S BAHRAIN TOP 5
– Explore the souk and the old market in the centre of town, and take in all the atmosphere.
– It’s hard to have free time on a race weekend, but when we do, a quick trip to see the sunset in the desert is a must.
– Grab a shawarma, the local take on fast food, and a lemon mint drink.
– Shop in one of the huge shopping malls – each competing to be bigger than the others!
– Relax on the beach or by the hotel pool – it’s nice to be back in the warm after a chilly weekend in Shanghai!
Sergio: “I feel pretty happy about the way we have started the year. Eight points from two races is a good achievement and shows that we are working well as a team. I still think a better result was possible in China, but we can’t complain about where we ended up because it wasn’t an easy race considering how cold and wet it was on Sunday.
“Bahrain is always a track I enjoy and I think racing at night has made the event more exciting. I still smile when I remember our podium finish in 2014 – it’s one of my best memories in Formula One. My big battle with Jenson