Marc Marquez barely held off the legendary Valentino Rossi in a nail-biting conclusion to the opening race of the 2014 MotoGP season in Qatar but judging by his performances this weekend the second race won't be as close.
Amid all the frenetic action down the field at a brilliant Bahrain Grand Prix, some interesting details emerged about several of the leading teams.
The Lion Nation was glued to their screens, initially biting finger nails and hating Virat Kholi only to triumph on a brilliant victory in T20 world cup. It was during this time in Bahrain, the engines of F1 cars came to life in what could be considered the better race this season. The practice sessions and qualifying further cemented the dominance of the Mercedes team where both Lewis and Nico had managed to get P1 and P2 (Position1 and Position 2 / First and second places) on the grid even without setting a time on his second run in 3rd qualifying session. (Usually, the last runs are faster than the first runs and the rest of the teams were not fast enough to catch up to the Mercs even in their second runs)
He has been in a medically induced coma for over three months, but former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness and awakening," his agent said Friday.
The second round of the 2014 F1 season took place in the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia on the 30th of March. All were eager to see what team had improved from the previous Aussie GP and no surprises were sprung up with both the Mercedes cars performing in a league of their own. Starting from Friday practice sessions till the end of the race on Sunday, Mercedes dominated the Sepang circuit with a car that was at least 1.5 seconds faster than the closest rival.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has defended Sebastian Vettel after the driver swore when criticising the sound of Formula 1's new engines.
Lewis Hamilton took a dominant win in the Malaysian GP to lead Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to a one-two finish.
Formula 1 will pay tribute to the passengers on missing flight MH370 at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix.
The much awaited new era in Formula 1 got underway in Australia on the 14th with Practice sessions followed by qualifying on the 15th and the race on the 16th of March 2014. As expected, it was mixed bag of excitement and dullness along with a controversial ending.
As the eyes of the world turn to Australia next weekend for the start of the 2014 FIA World Championship there is one vital ingredient that was missing from the final races of 2013: uncertainty.