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Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg took sixth position in today’s fast-paced and strategic Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico ran as high as P4 during his two-stop strategy race, where he ran a Supersoft-Soft-Supersoft tyre strategy. Carlos Sainz was unfortunate to finish just shy of the points, crossing the line in P11.

– Nico started the race from P7 on his qualifying Supersoft (red) Pirelli tyres, pitting on lap 15 from sixth for a new set of Softs, then on lap 39 from fourth for a further set of scrubbed Supersofts.
– Carlos started the race from P10 on his qualifying Supersoft tyres, stopping on lap 16 from eighth for a further set of scrubbed Supersofts, then on lap 26 from twelfth for a new set of Softs. Read More »

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Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul

In Australia, there were a number of strong points; reliability, performance and the final result.

We did not have any reliability issues in Renault Sport Formula One Team, nor our two partner teams. The performance of the team was more or less where we expected and hoped for the first race. Ultimately the result was good; the first time that we have had both cars in the top ten since our return, and the first time in the history of Renault that six Renault-powered cars have finished in the points. Read More »

– Renault Sport Formula One Team scored its first points of 2017 after a hard-fought Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit. Despite continued positive progress with top ten qualifying performances from Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer on Saturday, both drivers finished lower than they started in the 57-lap race as they struggled with race pace. Nico crossed the finish line in ninth position and Jolyon finished thirteenth, both using two-stop strategies. Read More »

Exxon McLaren■ 2014 race teams seeking maximum power and efficiency from reduced fuel loads
■ Unique fuels package precision-engineered by ExxonMobil for McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 in same laboratory as EssoTM road fuels
■ Bahrain race livery to feature Esso logo in recognition of long standing fuels technology partnership Read More »

– Two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars to be fielded from Bahrain race on
– First run of Audi’s sports prototype on the desert track
– Night race and high temperatures pose major challenge

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The Bahrain Grand Prix will be the fourth event on the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship and takes place at the 5.412km Sakhir International Circuit. This year, the circuit layout has reverted to the shorter 2009 layout and not the configuration last raced in 2010.

There have been seven GPs in Bahrain, with Renault F1 Team winning in 2005 and 2006 with Fernando Alonso. Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel also started from pole in 2010. Read More »