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2016 Bahrain Grand Prix: All posts, one place

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Nico Rosberg continued his impressive streak of form under the lights in Bahrain on Sunday by recording his fifth consecutive victory, going 2-0 for the season so far.

Rosberg’s race was all but won after the first corner when teammate Lewis Hamilton made a poor start and was then hit by Valtteri Bottas, leaving him down in ninth with damage.

Although the defending world champion was able to fight his way back to third at the checkered flag, he now trails Rosberg by 17 points in the drivers’ championship after just two rounds.

After what proved to be an eventful weekend both on and off track, here is a full recap of our coverage from Bahrain.


Fernando Alonso ruled out of Bahrain GP on medical grounds
F1 Preview: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
Alonso confirms rib fracture, unsure he’ll be fit for Chinese GP
Hamilton doubts proposed F1 car changes will improve racing
Grosjean: Haas F1 car ‘one of the best I have ever driven’
Webber surprised elimination F1 qualifying got second chance
Rosberg anticipating ‘big battle’ with Ferrari in Bahrain
F1 Paddock Pass: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix (VIDEO)
Magnussen: Points possible for Renault in Bahrain
MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: 2016 Bahrain GP
Stewart: Halo the ‘correct step’ for Formula 1


Rosberg leads Hamilton in opening Bahrain GP practice
Vettel: F1 should listen to demand over qualifying format
Max Verstappen sorry for Australia radio outburst
F1 drivers united behind GPDA letter calling for change
Rosberg fastest again in second Bahrain GP practice
Ecclestone confirms talks over Las Vegas F1 race
Rosberg hopes to emulate Leicester City in F1 this year
Kevin Magnussen to start Bahrain GP from pit lane


Vandoorne thankful for Alonso’s advice ahead of F1 debut
Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in final Bahrain GP practice
Force India deputy says no fear over F1 team’s future
F1’s unpopular qualifying format to be reviewed Sunday
Hamilton rallies from Q3 error to take Bahrain GP pole
Hamilton: Fastest ever Bahrain lap ‘incredible’ after struggles
Rosberg ‘was sure’ he’d be on pole, tips cap to Hamilton
Vettel feeling strong in Bahrain, hopes to match Australia start
Grosjean: Ninth the ‘perfect position’ to start in Bahrain
Hamilton reprimanded, keeps pole after reversing in Bahrain pit lane
Alonso hits back at Herbert’s call for him to retire
Wolff: No change in opinion of elimination F1 qualifying


F1 chiefs fail to agree on qualifying change, set next meeting for Thursday
Dennis: McLaren, not FIA, should have made call on Alonso’s Bahrain participation
What to watch for: Bahrain Grand Prix (NBCSN, Live Extra from 10:30am ET)
Rosberg controls Bahrain GP to claim fifth straight F1 victory
Haas goes one better in Bahrain as Grosjean finishes fifth
Damage from Bottas clash limits Hamilton to P3 in Bahrain
Vettel’s Bahrain GP ends before it starts with engine failure (VIDEO)
Vandoorne: Getting a point in Bahrain ‘a bonus’ on F1 debut
Williams starts strong, but struggles home 8th, 9th in Bahrain
Ricciardo satisfied with ‘lonely’ fourth in Bahrain after early clash
Raikkonen: Second in Bahrain ‘pretty OK’ for Ferrari
F1 Paddock Pass: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)


Rosberg revels in ‘almost perfect’ Bahrain GP weekend
Gutierrez sidelined by brake disc issue in Bahrain
Smith: Hamilton may be chilled, but should worry about Rosberg’s run
Engine problems threaten Ferrari challenge to Mercedes
Azerbaijan says separatist clashes no threat to Formula One
Grosjean doubles up as F1’s Driver of the Day in Bahrain

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.