Bahrain(1) GP

 

 

Round 15 – Sakhir, 27 to 29 November 2020

 

All times UKÖ††

Day

Session

Times

Sky

Channel 4

Fri 27th

FP1

1100 to 1230

1030 to 1245

-

FP2

1500 to 1630

1445 to 1645

-

Sat 28th††††

FP3

1100 to 1200

1045 to 1210

-

Qual

1400 to 1500-ish

1300 to 1530

Recording: 1900 to 2030

Sun 29th††††

Race

1410 to 1540-ish

1230 to 1800

Recording: 2100 to 2300

 

TYRES

Pirelli allocations per driver for this race are:

2 sets of white-marked hard tyres,

3 sets of Yellow mediums, and

8 sets of Red softs.

 

FP1:

      Cool (for Bahrain) and overcast but dry. Interestingly one or two yellow flags for the occasion spins, but nobody hit a barrier and nobody broke down out on the circuit!

      Robert Kubica drove Raikkonenís car and showed that he really did waste his time driving for Williams. Roy Nissany drove Russellís car. Nissany is a very mediocre F2 driver who has a test driver contract with Williams.

      As usual FP1 has been a mix of a test session and checking out tyre performance under different conditions, i.e. low and high fuel loads on short and long runs, and different wing settings, etc. so little can be read into the times and/or the order as we donít know the configuration each car is in at any given time, except that the long tubs with heavy fuel all do tend to be dome by everyone in the last half hour.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m29.033s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

4

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

5

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

1m30.049s 

6

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

7

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

8

Ocon

Renault

 

9

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

10

Ricciardo

Renault

 

11

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

12

Vettel

Ferrari

 

13

Kubica

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

14

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

17

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

1m31.020s 

18

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

19

Latifi

Williams-Mercedes

1m32.472s 

20

Nissany

Williams-Mercedes

1m32.801s 

 

FP2:

With 40 minutes to go Albon lost it out of the last corner and planted the car squarely into the barrier. He was OK but the car was pretty much wrecked on the right-hand side. The lights went green and as a few cars drove out it went red again as a dog was sighted running about on the track. He made good his escape and the session continued. Hamilton, who had been in the garage since doing his run on the Pirelli development tyres, went out and smashed the times.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m28.371s 

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

5

Ricciardo

Renault

 

6

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

 

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

8

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

9

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

 

10

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1m30.014s 

11

Ocon

Renault

 

12

Vettel

Ferrari

 

13

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

14

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

15

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

16

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

17

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

18

Latifi

Williams-Mercedes

1m30973s 

19

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

20

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m311.676s 

 

FP3:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

1m28.355s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

6

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

 

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

8

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

 

9

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

10

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

11

Ricciardo

Renault

 

12

Ocon

Renault

 

13

Vettel

Ferrari

 

14

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

15

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

16

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

 

17

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

18

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

19

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

20

Latifi

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.717s 

 

Q1:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m28.343s 

2

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

3

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Bottas

Mercedes

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

6

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

8

Ricciardo

Renault

9

Leclerc

Ferrari

10

Vettel

Ferrari

11

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

12

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

13

Ocon

Renault

 

14

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

 

15

Norris

McLaren-Renault

1m29.464s 

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m29.491s 

17

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

18

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

19

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

20

Latifi

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.182s 

 

Q2:

Sainz came to a halt on track with locked up rear wheels, which has been reported as a brake problem.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m27.586s 

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Ricciardo

Renault

 

5

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

6

Norris

McLaren-Renault

7

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

8

Ocon

Renault

9

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

10

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

1m29.008s

11

Vettel

Ferrari

1m29.149s

12

Leclerc

Ferrari

13

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

14

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m31.218s

15

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

No time 

 

Q3:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m27.264s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

6

Ricciardo

Renault

7

Ocon

Renault

8

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

9

Norris

McLaren-Renault

10

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

1m28.618s

 

GRID:

As usual, this is the grid pending any overnight penaltiesÖ

Pos

Driver

Car

Pts

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

22

 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

20

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

19

 

4

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

18

 

5

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

17

6

Ricciardo

Renault

16

7

Ocon

Renault

15

8

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

14

9

Norris

McLaren-Renault

13

10

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

12

11

Vettel

Ferrari

10

12

Leclerc

Ferrari

9

13

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

8

 

14

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

7

 

15

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

6

 

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

5

 

17

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

4

 

18

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

3

 

19

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

2

 

20

Latifi

Williams-Mercedes

1

 

 

RACE: 

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Pts

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

57

22

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

57

20

FL

3

Albon

Red Bull-Renault

57

19

4

Norris

McLaren-Renault

57

18

5

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

57

17

6

Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda

57

16

7

Ricciardo

Renault

57

15

8

Bottas

Mercedes

57

14

9

Ocon

Renault

57

13

10

Leclerc

Ferrari

56

12

11

Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda

56

10

12

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

56

9

13

Vettel

Ferrari

56

8

14

Latifi

Williams-Mercedes

56

7

15

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

56

6

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

56

5

17

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

56

4

18

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

53

3

Engine

19

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

2

2

Accident

20

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

0

1

Accident

 

 

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