F1: Bahrain GP in six words

By Andy Darley

CalendarSunday, April 6th, 2008


Who did what to whom, and when – the winners and losers of the Bahrain Grand Prix, in six words each.

Overall race report

Massa rallies, BMW advances, McLaren falters


1st: Felipe Massa
Needs a few more like this
2nd: Kimi Raikkonen
Phoned it in, won’t next time
3rd: Robert Kubica
Swam with sharks, survived the experience
4th: Nick Heidfeld
Reliable points-scorer does it again
5th: Heikki Kovalainen
Salvaged something from McLaren’s woeful weekend
6th: Jarno Trulli
Proved Toyota’s no one-race wonder
7th: Mark Webber
More points – maybe his luck’s changed?
8th: Nico Rosberg
Sadly dissatisfied with single-point finish
9th: Timo Glock
Sensible, mature drive despite gearbox problem
10th: Fernando Alonso
His car can’t match his ambition
11th: Rubens Barrichello
Did much to boost Honda’s hopes
12th: Giancarlo Fisichella
Bidding for driver of the day
13th: Lewis Hamilton
What on earth was that about?
14th: Kazuki Nakajima
Stymied at beginning, he never recovered
15th: Sebastien Bourdais
Finally got jinxed Toro Rosso home
16th: Anthony Davidson
Only Brit staying out of trouble
17th: Takuma Sato
Low-key performance for a change
18th: David Coulthard
Increasingly a danger to overtaking drivers
19th: Adrian Sutil
What’s happening to last season’s potential?
DNF: Nelson Piquet
Pushed on manfully despite faltering car
DNF: Jenson Button
Should know old mate DC better
DNF: Sebastian Vettel
Ceded ground to Bourdais this time


BMW Sauber
Watch your backs, McLaren, we’ve arrived!
This is how they like it, thanks
McLaren Mercedes
Remain philosophical, but need answers fast
Elbowed out by the bigger hitters
Best of the rest? Could be…
Hard to recognise former constructors’ champions
Red Bull
Failed again to get it together
Toro Rosso
At least a car finished today
Very positive race, despite Button’s trials
Force India
Sutil must learn from veteran Fisi
Super Aguri
Valuable race data in the bag

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3 responses to “F1: Bahrain GP in six words”:

  1. Stew Says:

    April 7th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Well put!

    BMW are on their way.
    Renault, you said it all.
    Red Bull? Are they ever going to get it together?
    Super Aguri, well done.
    McLaren. Being philosophical won’t get them anywhere. typical though.
    The car never matches Alonso’s ambition.


  2. Andy Says:

    April 7th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Glad you liked – these are really fun to write :o)

  3. milos Says:

    April 7th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I am sure Stew liked the Fisi one most :-)

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