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Daniel Ricciardo was the early pace-setter in Bahrain after FP1, but Max Verstappen was unable to set a timed lap after an on-track stoppage within the first five minutes.
Sebastian Vettel is under no illusions that Mercedes are the quickest team in Formula 1 and have a “three or four tenth” gap to Ferrari – but Lewis Hamilton disagrees.
Lance Stroll has shrugged off Jacques Villeneuve’s latest comments about him and the Williams team, saying he has “many other priorities” before him.
Max Verstappen does not want to see Mercedes’ “party mode” be banned as he feels it will be “unfair” on the Silver Arrows.
Lewis Hamilton has said he “won’t be rushed” into signing a new Mercedes deal as the decision he faces is a substantial one at this stage of his career.
The FIA have organised a meeting with all teams on Saturday to propose changes to the regulations amid concern over the lack of overtaking.
Russia have expressed their desire to follow in Monaco’s footsteps and bring back grid girls at their 2018 race.
Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has claimed Lewis Hamilton “put up his price” after the Silver Arrows reportedly pursued Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.
Kimi Raikkonen was in his usual indifferent mood at the Bahrain Grand Prix, saying to one journalist that there was “no point” answering his question.
Automobile Club of Monaco president Michel Boeri has said that grid girls will be present at the Monaco Grand Prix in May.