The new drawing imposed on the Sakhir circuit left unthinkable images. Furthermore, the absence of Lewis Hamilton left many journalistic bombs. That the Champion of the Formula 1 has been infected with coronavirus (COVID-19), made fans wonder the question that was asked Max verstappen a few weeks ago: can any driver on the grid win in a Mercedes?
So far the answer could not be found. George Russell he stayed with the two free practice sessions on Friday, but this Saturday he did not start on the right foot. Max Verstappen was left with the only practice session this Saturday and left the door open to win the pole position this weekend.
For its part, Valtteri Bottas ranked second. The Finn made an almost perfect lap, but had an error at the exit of the last corner that did not allow him to stay with the first place of the practice. However, Bottas breathed a little as his teammate, George Russell, did not have the best of the sessions and could barely be seventh to six tenths of the leader.
The third place of the test was occupied Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman is at a superlative level, as he was able to sneak between the cars Mercedes Y Red bull. However, the general performance of all the cars is very high and the parity will be total for the qualifying test. From first place to 15th there is only seven tenths of difference between the drivers.
Starting at 14:00 AM in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Asunción, the classification of the Sakhir Grand Prix will begin. For its part, in La Paz and Caracas it will be at 1:00 PM. In Quito, Lima and Bogotá 12:00 AM. In Mexico City it will be at 11:00 AM. The transmission will be through ESPN or the Premium Platform of Formula 1.