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Slow testing lap times expected as winds and sandstorms loom in Bahrain

Slow testing lap times expected as winds and sandstorms loom in Bahrain 18 February, 2014 Kimi Raikkonen drives through sand in the pitlane during testing in 2009 Typically temperatures and climatic conditions during February and March in the Gulf region tend to moderate and idyllic most of the time, however dust storms are common, and looking likely to impact testing in Bahrain this week. For the past couple of days the region, from Dubai in the south through to Kuwait in the north and Bahrain in the middle, is experiencing strong winds, dust storms and even rain. Thus F1 teams setting up in the Sakhir paddock are expecting a very ‘green' track, exacerbated by sand being blown on to...
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