In the build-up to preseason testing, much was made of the fact that the new-for-2014 regulations would result in far slower cars than their V8-powered predecessors. Indeed, early indications in Jerez suggested that the cars would indeed lack some of the ultimate lap time the 2013 cars had. But in Bahrain, many of these original fears have been quelled.
Red Bull was in more familiar territory during today's running. No, not at the top of the time sheets. I mean in the garage.
Sure this was not an ideal day for the reigning world champions, but some solace, if only a minuscule amount, can be taken from the fact that Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham managed nearly 100 laps, far more than any...
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