Valtteri Bottas took lead at the Sakhir Grand Prix in the penultimate race of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. George Russell remained in 2nd setting, simply 0.026 secs behind. Max Verstappen remained in 3rd setting behind both Mercedes chauffeurs.

Charles Leclerc, Sergio Pérez, Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly, and also Lance Stroll finished the leading 10 settings.

The certifying session began under the flood lamps with air temperature levels at 23 level C and also track temperature levels at 27 level C at the Outer Track of the Bahrain International Circuit. The 3 Pirelli tire substances for this race are the white-striped difficult tires (C2), the yellow-striped tool tires (C3) and also the red-striped soft tires (C4).

Lewis Hamilton was missing out on at work because of his favorable Covid19 examination. George Russell was driving in his location. Rookie motorist Jack Aitken changed Russell at the Williams Racing Team.

Pietro Fittipaldi was driving in location of the hurt Romain Grosjean for the Haas F1 group. The Brazilian will certainly begin at the rear of the grid as a result of the grid fines for going beyond the Power Unit appropriation restrictions.

Q1: Kimi Räikkönen Eliminated

The eighteen-minute lengthy initial session of certifying obtained underway with the Haas F1 group chauffeurs on the track initially on the soft substance tires. The 2 Mercedes chauffeurs appeared on the tool substance tires and also mosted likely to the top of the moment graphes.

But Sergio Pérez on the soft substance tires displaced Bottas from the leading setting. Verstappen with a lap time of 0:54.037s mosted likely to the top of the moment graphes soon later on. Ricciardo slotted right into 3rd setting.

With 2 mins to go, the Mercedes chauffeurs appeared on the soft substance tires and also Bottas mosted likely to the top of the moment graphes, 0.133 secs quicker than Verstappen.

Q1 dropzone: Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi, Jack Aitken, Kimi Räikkönen, Pietro Fittipaldi

Q2: Alexander Albon Eliminated

The fifteen-minute lengthy 2nd credentials session began with Carlos Sainz the initial motorist on the track on the soft substance tires. Bottas established the fastest lap time of 0:53.803 in the very early exchanges.

Russell remained in 2nd setting simply 0.016 secs behind Bottas. Verstappen slotted right into 3rd setting a more 0.203 secs behind.

Pérez after that bordered in advance of Bottas by 0.016 secs. Stroll took 4th setting simply 0.053 secs behind his Mexican team-mate. Sainz after that with an outstanding lap divided the Mercedes chauffeurs to take 3rd setting.

In the passing away mins of the session, Verstappen mosted likely to the top of the moment graphes. But both Mercedes chauffeurs were the only chauffeurs that establish their fastest lap times on the tool substance tires and also will certainly begin the race on these tires.

Q2 dropzone: Esteban Ocon, Alexander Albon, Sebastian Vettel, Antonio Giovinazzi, Lando Norris

The last very important twelve-minute shootout began with the Mercedes chauffeurs, Verstappen and also Pérez really near each various other and also in the shoot out for lead.

Verstappen took provisionary lead with a lap time of 0:53.591s. Leclerc remarkably took 2nd setting, simply 0.022 secs behind. The Mercedes chauffeurs now were just on the 2nd row.

Both Mercedes chauffeurs after their preliminary operate on made use of tires headed out on an all new collection of soft substance tires and also Bottas took lead. Russell was simply 0.142 secs behind him and also took 2nd setting.

The Mercedes chauffeurs tossed the onslaught to Verstappen to take lead. But on the last runs, Bottas did not enhance yet secured lead. Russell boosted yet lost on an enchanting lead by simply 0.026 secs.

Verstappen boosted yet needed to be material with 3rd setting. Leclerc joins him on the 2nd row in 4th setting.

Pérez that has actually been quick all-weekend ended up in 5th setting. Kvyat with an outstanding last lap took 6th setting.

Ricciardo was the single Renault DP World F1 Team motorist in the leading 10 in 7th setting. Sainz, Gasly and also Stroll finished off the leading 10 settings.


Pos # Driver Nat. Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 77 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team 53.904 53.803 53.377 24
2 63 George Russell GBR Williams Racing 54.16 53.819 53.403 25
3 33 Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 54.037 53.647 53.433 17
4 16 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 54.249 53.825 53.613 21
5 11 Sergio Pérez MEX BWT Racing Point Formula One Team 54.236 53.787 53.79 17
6 26 Daniil Kvyat RUS Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 54.346 53.856 53.906 26
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault DP World F1 Team 54.388 53.871 53.957 15
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP McLaren F1 Team 54.45 53.818 54.01 20
9 10 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 54.207 53.941 54.154 28
10 18 Lance Stroll CANISTER BWT Racing Point Formula One Team 54.595 53.84 54.2 19
11 31 Esteban Ocon FRA Renault DP World F1 Team 54.309 53.995   13
12 23 Alexander Albon THA Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 54.62 54.026   12
13 5 Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 54.301 54.175   17
14 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing 54.523 54.377   14
15 4 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 54.194 54.693   15
16 20 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 54.705     9
17 6 Nicholas Latifi CANISTER Williams Racing 54.796     11
18 89 Jack Aitken GBR Williams Racing 54.892     9
19 7 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Alfa Romeo Racing 54.963     11
20 51 Pietro Fittipaldi BRA Haas F1 Team 55.426     11