Lewis Hamilton Qualifies 5th in BahrainApril 25th, 2009
Lewis Hamilton is improving further this weekend by qualifying 5th in Bahrain.
Things seem to be getting better overall for Vodafone Mercedes McLaren with Lewis being fastest in the first practice session and also Kovalainen improving by qualifying in 11th. This shows that the team is doing a good job relative to the other teams and will hopefully continue to do so.
Toyota is the team to beat this weekend who were very strong by taking 1st and 2nd grid position. The Red Bull’s are still going very strong starting 3rd and 4th. Hamilton did a great job by splitting up the Brawn cars.
Lewis should have an advantage tomorrow at the start of the race with KERS. This could take him up to 4th or possibly even into third position by the first corner.
Weather-wise it looks to stay relatively hot, not around 40 degrees as in qualifying but mid-30s which will make it slighly easier on the drivers and the cars which were running very hot.
After this race a quater of the season is already up and things seems to be developing quickly. The Bahrain race should be a good one.
Bahrain F1 Qualifying Results:
1. TRULLI Toyota 2. GLOCK Toyota 3. VETTEL Red Bull 4. BUTTON Brawn 5. HAMILTON McLaren 6. BARRICHELLO Brawn 7. ALONSO Renault 8. MASSA Ferrari 9. ROSBERG Williams 10. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 11. KOVALAINEN McLaren 12. NAKAJIMA Williams 13. KUBICA BMW 14. HEIDFELD BMW 15. PIQUET Renault 16. SUTIL Force India 17. BUEMI Toro Rosso 18. FISICHELLA Force India 19. WEBBER Red Bull 20. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso