Rasoi By Chef Vineet at Gulf Hotel ready to heal Alonso with food for the soul at Bahrain Grand Prix

The FIA deemed Alonso unfit for the race due to “insufficient resolutions” to the chest injuries he sustained during a massive crash at the Australian Grand Prix. Immediately after the announcement, McLaren confirmed reserve driver and GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne will step in for the twilight race.

This could also be very exciting as Vandoorne dominated GP2 last year and this could be the beginning of a new star in F1.

While lot was happening at the track, Michelin star (as in food not tyres) chef Vineet at Rasoi had his own team humming at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain. The chef and his team have prepared a few dishes ready to cure Fernando Alonso. Here is a sample of the dishes set to the music of Argentinian singer Devi.

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Lewis Hamilton – The first British driver ever to start on pole in Bahrain breakout the dance to ‘Jai Ho’

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I first met Lewis Hamilton in Montreal, with Nicole Scherzinger, introducing them to the CEO of The Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling, Warren Spitz a board member of the film festival.  I asked Nicole to come to the festival and be a part of it, she at the time had no idea one of my favorite video was of her in Pussycat Dolls doing a song ‘Ja Ho’.  Lewis Hamilton went on to win the Canadian Grand Prix.  The following year Niki Lauda came to the film festival with the film ‘Rush’.

In Bahrain Lewis Hamilton becomes the first British driver ever to start in pole position, alongside another driver who did something very special for me and who I also met in Montreal ( a very good sign do things on home soil, Canada) Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari.  So let’s breakout some dance moves to ‘Jai Ho’

Warren Spitz , Niki Lauda, Piers Handling, Timothy Hollywood Khan
Warren Spitz , Niki Lauda, Piers Handling, Timothy Hollywood Khan

 

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Nico Rosberg “Start Me Up” Bahrain Grand Prix

20130421-005957.jpgNico Rosberg secured pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes made it back-to-back poles.

“I really want to kick start my season now after three tough races and today was the first normal qualifying up to now,”

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg is hoping his pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix will “kick start” his 2013 season after a disappointing first few rounds.

Rosberg took pole by over 0.2s from Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who said the Mercedes was “unbeatable” in Q3. After two retirements with technical problems in the first three rounds, Rosberg is looking forward to a good race to put his season back on track.

“I really want to kick start my season now after three tough races and today was the first normal qualifying up to now,” he said. “I’m okay for the race tomorrow but for sure the competition is going to be tough. It’s difficult to say if we have enough pace to win tomorrow, but for sure we are going to try and I look forward to starting first.”

He said Mercedes improved his car’s performance overnight but that the pole position was still a bit of a surprise.

“It wasn’t really clear before qualifying who had the quickest car over one lap,” he said. “I was a bit closer this morning already, so I was happier than yesterday, which shows that as a team we worked really well overnight because yesterday we were really struggling. So that’s been going well and it’s a fantastic result. Tomorrow is going to be a tough race with rear tyre degradation especially so a lot can still happen.

My Spy Daniela has been telling me from the start of the season that Mercedes team will be surprising people she’s right on the money.

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