While the floodlights and sparks made for spectacular viewing in the Bahrain Grand Prix, the action off the track was similarly entertaining at times. Here, F1i recaps some of the best quotes of the weekend...
Jenson Button has a bit of fun as he tweets throughout the Bahrain Grand Prix having failed to start
Maybe, because I’m standing here and have to answer all these questions, put it that way!
Nico Rosberg admits there may have been a downside to his outburst against team-mate Hamilton in China\
Q: Is Qatar coming along?
Are the Qataris coming on the calendar?
"To do what?"
Have a race. Qatar GP, still a goer?
"You should ask them."
No, seriously Bernie. Is it a possibility?
"I think we’ve got enough here, don’t you?"
But they’re very keen on having a race…
People in Qatar
Stonewalling, Bernie Ecclestone style
So if you ask me now, does he deserve to renew the option, now today I am going to say yes. But if I am going to say yes, I don’t want the driver to fall asleep. So I want to keep him up. Kimi is giving the best when he is a bit in trouble. This is a psychological approach. So the paper at the moment is white. Sometimes I have to take the pen, then take it back. And Kimi is going to the podium.
Maurizio Arrivabene reveals how he will keep Kimi Raikkonen motivated
As we enter the European season, it seems a good time to take stock of our state of play generally. During the first four fly-away races of the year – Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain – we’ve steadily improved our car via a series of developments, the result of which has been a palpable and linear upward trend in performance. The next race, the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is three weeks hence, which affords us time sufficient in which to prepare further upgrades. We’ll make no predictions as to where they’ll place us, pace-wise, relative to our chief current competitors, but we expect that upward trend in performance to remain linear and palpable.
The improvement in Eric Boullier’s English appears to be both palpable and indeed linear, according to the Sunday night McLaren press release.
All the fireworks went off and the engine felt like it needed to join in! A fairly spectacular finish, it failed 200m before the line, but we had enough momentum to cross the line.
I think that engine will be a coffee table in the future.
Christian Horner is not hopeful Red Bull can salvage Daniel Ricciardo’s power unit