Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying session 2

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel topped a tentative first practice to begin Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday, as the drivers sought to negotiate scorching conditions.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his vehicle during the first practice session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, April 14, 2017. The.

With Bottas splitting the two former Red Bull teammates, the Finn played down the threat from Ricciardo as he feels there is more performance to come from Mercedes and Ferrari on Saturday.

Four-time champion Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari, unable to make an impact on the two Mercedes men who took the front row.

Back on track, it was Sergio Perez who had moved to the top of the standings in the Force India, although Vettel was able to usurp him on the soft compound.

"Valtteri found some great pace", Hamilton said.

Hamilton and Vettel are level on 43 points in the championship race with one win each.

Hamilton looked set for a seventh consecutive pole going into the final Q3 run with a slender lead over Bottas.

Allen stops 51 as Blues take Game 1 in overtime
In Game 2, Minnesota really has nothing to change in their game plan, other than hope Allen makes mistakes in net for the Blues. Blues coach Mike Yeo argued the Wild's shot attempts "will be inflated every game", reports Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press .

"DAMN" Fire Twitter Reacts To Kendrick Lamar New Album
Can he go for the three-peat? James asked him to release a new album, and about a week later, Kendrick did exactly that. There are also credits for The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, and BADBADNOTGOOD, among others.

US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack
Trump launched the 59 Tomahawk missiles early on Friday morning in revenge for Syria's chemical attack which left 79 people dead. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Assad regime must be brought into line after last week's chemical gas attack.

Although not as hot as Friday, drivers still had to deal with afternoon track temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) during P3. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:30.923 12.

Raikkonen's session ended early after his Ferrari sustained engine damage before he could even complete a timed lap.

Raikkonen's solitary walk through the arid landscape in overalls and helmet, before being collected by a scooter, was an arresting sight - if also typical of a driver with "Iceman" tattooed on his left arm.

Ferrari was quick despite problems.

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen and Sauber's Marcus Ericsson were 16th and 17th ahead of Pascal Wehrlein.

After winning last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, where Vettel finished second, Hamilton could be seen driving up alongside the German's auto and giving him the thumbs-up. Esteban Ocon wound up 14th for Force India, citing a lack of grip on his final Q2 lap as he finished two seconds off the pace.

The second session is the only representative running teams get before qualifying on Saturday as it starts at 18:00 local time and ends after dark.

Bernie Ecclestone, the sport's one-time long-serving ruler, is back for the first time this weekend after being ousted by new owners Liberty Media. The 86-year-old Ecclestone was in charge of the sport for almost 40 years before relinquishing control to USA sports and entertainment firm Liberty Media in January.


Popular
  • Fate of Turkey's divisive referendum rests with voters

    Fate of Turkey's divisive referendum rests with voters

    The "yes" vote would mean approval of constitutional changes that would replace the parliamentary system with a presidential one. The Erdogan government has used the emergency powers to conduct a sweeping purge of the military, judiciary and civil service.
    5 bodies recovered from British Columbia snow slide

    5 bodies recovered from British Columbia snow slide

    At least 60 search and rescue members volunteered their time to search with dogs for those who had fallen, Buhr said. Weather conditions in the area, north of Vancouver, have been harsh and unstable since Friday.

    Neymar should not be banned for Clasico, says Mascherano

    Antoine Griezmann struck an 85th-minute equaliser to earn Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw at city rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. On Neymar's dismissal, Barca coach Luis Enrique said: "I think the interpretation of yellow cards is special".
  • Wikileaks a 'non-state, hostile intelligence service' An error occurred — CIA Director

    Pompeo's remarks have ended the speculations on the rift between Trump and intelligence officials. The former Kansas congressman renewed the intelligence community's attacks on Edward Snowden .
    Man jumps into icy water to save dog from frozen pond

    Man jumps into icy water to save dog from frozen pond

    A Canadian man was caught on camera plunging into a frozen pond to rescue his dog after the pet fell through the ice. Earlier this month, firefighters rescued a youth who wandered onto thin ice in Ted Hole Park .

    Trump believes Susan Rice committed crime, declines to provide evidence

    Certain government officials such as Rice may request names to be revealed to help them understand the intelligence reports. Devin Nunes, R-California, that Trump officials were caught up in surveillance and that their identities were disclosed.
  • The world's oldest person has died at 117

    Marchionini, the mayor of Verbania, told the Italian news agency AGI that her city has more than 20 people aged over 100. Morano famously attributed her long life, in part, to staying single after ending a bad marriage in her late 30s.

    Spring sunshine could give way to wintry washout for Easter weekend

    Highs will hover around 80 degrees (and it'll be a bit muggy), but a cold front is on the move...bringing cooler weather with it. Saturday will see showers continue across the north and north east Scotland, with things looking brighter and drier southwards.

    Leaked Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Image Surfaces Online

    High-performance engines often have higher compression ratios and thus need fuel with higher octane ratings to avoid knocking. That campaign will (mercifully) come to an end next week when the new Challenger breaks cover during the New York Auto Show.
  • District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

    District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

    DNA from a possible suspect was obtained during Marcotte's autopsy, and on Friday, state police learned of a DNA match. Standing in front of the Princeton Police Department Saturday afternoon, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D.
    Booger McFarland Addresses Myles Garrett Situation On Twitter

    Booger McFarland Addresses Myles Garrett Situation On Twitter

    And it appears as though Garrett fully expects and wants his name to be called by Roger Goodell with the first selection. And that tweet was nearly a month after Garrett suffered a nagging leg injury that hampered him the rest of the season.
    'Boss Baby' Stays in Charge, Edging 'Beauty and the Beast'

    'Boss Baby' Stays in Charge, Edging 'Beauty and the Beast'

    Paramount's "Ghost in the Shell" finished fifth with an estimated 7.35 million USA dollars in its second weekend. Sony maintains that Lost Village can still find its way, thanks to spring break and the upcoming Easter holiday.

CONNECT