In the previous qualifying test of the Sakhir Grand Prix of the Formula 1, the prevailing parity of Friday’s sessions was already coming. The cars in the first three positions finished less than a tenth of difference and this generates excitement for the fans of the category. The absence of Lewis Hamilton made it possible for all competitors to be excited about a chance to beat the Mercedes.
After a heart-stopping qualifying session, the brands that took the top spots didn’t change much. Mercedes took the first two positions of the qualifier and made a very short difference against Max verstappen. Unfortunately (for the fans), George Russell was left with the desire to get his first pole in Formula 1.
Valtteri Bottas it marked the pole position of the weekend. The Finn had already had a good feeling in the third free practice session and was able to overtake his teammate by just 0.026 thousandths. With a time of 53s377, the number 77 took the first place of the classification. George Russell He stopped the timer with 53s403 to finish second.
Max Verstappen finished in third place and took the great disappointment of the weekend. The Dutchman could not make a difference in the absence of Hamilton, although he was very close to Bottas’ time, just 56 thousandths. It is necessary to emphasize the time of Charles Leclerc, which finished just two tenths off the top spots and placed the Ferrari in fourth place.
Sunday race schedule
Starting at 11:10 AM in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Asunción, the Sakhir Grand Prix race will begin. For its part, in La Paz and Caracas it will be at 10:10 AM. In Quito, Lima and Bogotá it will be at 09:10 AM. Finally, in Mexico City at 08:10 AM. The transmission will be through ESPN or on the premium platform of Formula 1 (F1TV).