Two races down, two different winners, two different cars and a tie for the championship lead.
This weekend will be the 13th Bahrain GP, having been held since 2004 each year with the exception of 2011, though it was scheduled. The track is 5.412km long and has 15 corners and 57 laps in the race, a total distance of 308.484km. Seven drivers have previous won the Bahrain GP, with Fernando Alonso being the most successful driver with three wins and Ferrari the most successful with four. Five of the last 12 races (41.67%) have been won from pole position and nine (75.00%) from the front row of the grid.
While Ferrari may have won the most races here, the last of those was in 2010 and Mercedes have won the last three, though a Ferrari win this year is possible. Massa, Vettel and Hamilton have each won the race twice, and the chances are quite high of either Hamilton or Vettel matching Alonso’s current record in Bahrain.
If either Lewis Hamilton or Jolyon Palmer (not likely) qualify on pole it will be the 250th pole for a British driver. Pascal Wehrlein will (presumably unless it changes like with Australia) make his Sauber debut at last after two races on the sidelines.
The Silly Stats
A racing camel can run up to 40mph and maintain 25mph for an hour, with a robot jockey the camel can lap the Bahrain International Circuit in 8:07.080.
Bahrain is in total 765.3 km², making it big enough to fit a total of 88,955,562 McLaren MP4-12C cars, though they wouldn’t be able to move an inch.
I will be at Silverstone for the World Endurance Championship this weekend so F1 tweets will be limited and Bahrain post-race stats might not be up until Tuesday. I will be tweeting from Silverstone occasionally though so expect some more amazing photography like this.
Silverstone WEC 2016, I'll try and get more pictures of garage floors, shoes and my own coat, top photographer me! pic.twitter.com/Ee5hE9uQrr
— Jack/F1StatMan (@F1StatMan) November 29, 2015