Don't bet against another Mercedes win
Nico Rosberg and Mercedes looked to be in good shape after practice in Bahrain, but according to Mark Hughes, they will still need to keep a sharp eye on the progress of the Red Bulls, the McLarens and the other Silver Arrow driven by one M. Schumacher
"You're talking to the wrong person if you want an opinion on politics," said Jenson Button in response to the inevitable barrage of questions about the rights or wrongs of Formula 1 being in Bahrain this weekend. "I'm here as a racing driver and you wouldn't be interviewing me if I wasn't a racing driver. So all I'm going to talk about is racing."
So as a bigger picture unfolds, here's the detail of preparations for a race that, as of Friday evening, was very much of a secondary concern.
To continue reading this feature...
from just $1.50 per week
- Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
- Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
- Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database
Read this feature right now for just