Formula 1 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix

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2020-12-06
16
Bahrain International Circuit
Sergio Pérez PER
Valtteri Bottas BOT
George Russell
lap 80 - 0:55.404
RUS

The 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix was won by Sergio Pérez of Racing Point.
Despite being on pole position in Bahrain, Valtteri Bottas could not convert this into a win.

The race in Bahrain was round 16 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 6 December 2020 17:10 GMT (raceday).

Clear
70.23°F
58%
21.26 mph
315°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 87 1:31:15.114 25
2 87 +10.518 18
3 87 +11.869 15
4 87 +12.580 12
5 87 +13.330 10
6 87 +13.842 8
7 87 +14.534 6
8 87 +15.389 4
9 87 +18.556 3
10 87 +19.541 1
11 87 +20.527 0
12 87 +22.611 0
13 87 +24.111 0
14 87 +26.153 0
15 87 +32.370 0
16 87 +33.674 0
17 87 +36.858 0
52 Engine 0
0 Collision 0
0 Accident 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 53.000
2 George Russell Mercedes +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.000
5 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +0.000
6 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +0.000
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +0.000
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.000
9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.000
10 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.000
11 Esteban Ocon Renault +0.000
12 Alexander Albon Red Bull +1.000
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.000
15 Lando Norris McLaren +1.000
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.000
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams +1.000
18 Jack Aitken Williams +1.000
19 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +1.000
20 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas F1 Team +2.000

driver positions through the laps

2020 Sakhir Grand Prix

The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which marks the 70th anniversary of the first Formula One season. The championship is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

The championship was originally due to start in March, but was postponed until July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was due to be contested over a record 22 Grands Prix, but as some races have been cancelled and new races were added to replace them, a total of 17 races were confirmed to be run. The season started in July with the Austrian Grand Prix and will end in December with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are the reigning World Drivers' and World Constructors' champions respectively, after they both won their sixth championship in 2019.


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The Mexican claimed his maiden F1 victory for Racing Point with a stunning charge from the back of the field in the Sakhir Grand Prix on Sunday.<br>But despite his success, which has left his team on the verge of securing third place in the constructors' championship, Perez is in danger of being out of F1 next year.<br>He is being replaced at the soon-to-be-renamed Aston Martin team by Sebastian ...

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Ever since his positive coronavirus test on the Monday after the Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton has hidden from the public spotlight and little has been revealed about his condition.<br>As part of Bahrain's coronavirus protocols, he has to stay in self isolation for at least 10 days in the Kingdom before he will be allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi.<br>Although Hamilton has said nothing about his ...

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1. George Russell is a real superstar<br><br>George Russell, Mercedes-AMG F1<br>Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images<br><br>Is this really something we only learned on Sunday in Bahrain? Perhaps not. But Russell's performance in the Sakhir Grand Prix proved beyond all doubt he is one of F1's top talents.<br>From the moment the 22-year-old jumped into the Mercedes W11 for the first time on ...

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Russell was drafted in to parent team Mercedes for the Sakhir Grand Prix after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19, stepping up from his regular seat at Williams.<br>Russell qualified second and dominated the majority of the race in Bahrain, leading a grand prix for the first time in his career, and looked on course for victory before a pit stop mix-up caused by a radio failure.<br>Russell ...

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Russell had looked on course to take a sensational victory for Mercedes in the Sakhir Grand Prix, after taking the lead at the start and appearing to have everything under control at the front.<br>But the race was turned on its head when Aitken, who had taken Russell's place at Williams, spun at the last corner and clouted the barriers – dislodging his front wing.<br>With the safety car called ...

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Williams regular Russell was drafted in by parent team Mercedes for last weekend's race after seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19.<br>Russell qualified second behind Mercedes teammate Bottas, but seized the lead off the line and opened up an eight-second lead shortly after the first round of pit stops.<br>But a mistake in the pits by Mercedes followed by a late ...

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The regulations are such that they will make it problematic for the currently-quarantined Lewis Hamilton to be able to compete in Abu Dhabi, even if he tests negative in the coming days.<br>On Monday, the entire F1 circus – apart from a handful of drivers and team VIPs travelling on private jets – will be flying from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi on 10 charter planes, amid tight restrictions.<br>The ...

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Russell had led for much of the race on the Bahrain outer loop, but it all went wrong during a late safety car period that was called after Jack Aitken spun and hit the barriers at the final corner.<br>Mercedes called both Russell and teammate Valtteri Bottas in to switch to medium tyres, but amid confused messaging to the pit crew the wrong tyres were fitted.<br>The two front tyres put on ...

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Hamilton was announced as having tested positive last Tuesday, handing George Russell the chance to enjoy a sensational weekend with the Mercedes team in the Sakhir GP.<br>While Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll were both quickly able to recover and return after missing races due to positive tests, Hamilton’s case is made more complicated by the strict regulations applied in both Bahrain and in Abu ...

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Leclerc was involved in a tussle with Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas as they ran up towards Turn 4 on the opening lap of the Bahrain race.<br>But he misjudged his braking point and locked up a front wheel, which resulted in him running into the back of Sergio Perez's Racing Point car.<br>Leclerc was out on the spot with damage to the front of the car, while Perez was able to ...

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In his first appearance for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in, Williams regular Russell dominated the majority of the race at the Bahrain International Circuit, taking the lead at the start.<br>Russell built up a lead of almost three seconds over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas through the opening stint before pitting, and ran over five seconds clear after gaining more time though the pit ...

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Mercedes accidentally fitted tyres belonging to Valtteri Bottas to Russell's car during Sunday's race at the Bahrain International Circuit, forcing the British driver to come back into the pits.<br>The front two tyres from Bottas' set of mediums were put on Russell's car as Mercedes double-stacked its cars in the pits after a mix-up caused by a radio failure.<br>It forced Russell into another stop ...

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In his first appearance standing in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Russell dominated the majority of the race after taking the lead from teammate Valtteri Bottas at Turn 1.<br>Russell sat over five seconds clear of Bottas following their sole planned pitstops, only for a safety car period to be called and neutralise the race.<br>Mercedes tried to double-stack its cars in the pits, only to mix up ...

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The Frenchman pulled off a well-executed one-stop strategy to grab second place at the Bahrain event behind race winner Sergio Perez.<br>And off the back of a season where he has faced some disappointment, and been surrounded at one point by speculation that he could lose his drive, Ocon said the result was incredibly important for him.<br>"I've no words. I cried on the line," said Ocon after the ...

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Russell and Bottas were running one-two when a crash for Jack Aitken left debris on the track at the exit of the last corner, and triggered a safety car.<br>Both Mercedes drivers were called into the pits to give them fresh tyres for the restart, thus protecting them from any cars behind that pitted and fitted new rubber.<br>Russell had a normal pitstop and exited safely, but after the stacked ...

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The Canadian had been running ahead of Esteban Ocon and teammate Sergio Perez when he left the pits following a change of tyres for the run to the flag.<br>But he ran slightly wide under braking for Turn 1 as he came out, and that allowed Ocon to get past him.<br>Then, being unable to find a way past his Renault rival, he got held up and Perez was able to close up on the pair of them.<br>As the ...

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Perez ran last at the end of the opening lap after being hit by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at Turn 4, but was able to fight his way back up the order for Racing Point.<br>Perez sat third before the safety car was deployed after Williams' Jack Aitken hit the wall and left his front wing at the final corner, prompting Mercedes to try and pit both of its cars.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Sakhir GP: Perez ...

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Esteban Ocon finished second ahead of Lance Stroll, with the Mercedes cars down in eighth and ninth – Valtteri Bottas, also delayed significantly in the pitstop fiasco, in front of Russell.<br>Perez also faces a post-race investigation over a lap one incident that eliminated Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, in which Perez was spun around and fell to the rear of the field.<br>At the start ...

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Mercedes’ Russell grabbed the lead with a brilliant launch off the startline, as pole-sitting teammate Valtteri Bottas toiled to fend off a quick-starting Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Perez after a big slide at Turn 2. But a safety car was required almost immediately, as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc collided with Perez at Turn 4 and Verstappen understeered into the barrier in avoidance of their ...

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Leclerc, Verstappen and Racing Point's Sergio Perez were left jostling for position on the straight from Turn 3 to Turn 4 on the first lap, going three-wide at one point.<br>But as Leclerc dived up the inside of Verstappen at Turn 4, the Ferrari driver locked up and ran into Perez ahead, sending both cars spinning.<br>Verstappen was forced wide as a result of the spins, running into the gravel and ...

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While predictions ahead of the weekend pointed to a troubled qualifying session with cars tripping over each other on the short outer loop layout, all three sessions on Saturday passed without trouble.<br>And early indications from practice running also suggest that overtaking in the race will not be easy as it originally looked, with the upper chicane section of track likely to spread cars ...

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Russell is having to squeeze into the W11 that has been optimised around Hamilton, who is four inches shorter, and is wearing race boots that are one size too small to help the situation. <br>He is also having issues with the clutch paddles on the Mercedes steering wheel being too small for his hands – although the team is understood to have made some modifications to help with ...

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Norris qualified a lowly 15th on Saturday at the Bahrain International Circuit after mistiming his final lap in Q2, with the gains made by other drivers shuffling him to the bottom of the order.<br>It left McLaren weighing up a potential change to Norris’s Renault power unit in order to gain fresh parts ahead of the race and the season finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.<br>FIA F1 technical ...

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In his first Mercedes appearance deputising for Lewis Hamilton following his positive test for COVID-19, Russell managed to qualify second for the Sakhir Grand Prix on Saturday, narrowly missing out on pole to teammate Bottas.<br>The 22-year-old said he felt “gutted” to have lost pole by just 0.026 seconds, but exceeded Mercedes’ expectations after the team told him ahead of qualifying it ...

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Aitken was drafted in by Williams as replacement for George Russell, who has been loaned out to Mercedes to stand in for Lewis Hamilton.<br>Having instantly got up to speed in Sakhir Grand Prix practice, Aitken was faster than teammate Nicholas Latifi in the first two runs in qualifying, before being pipped by less than one tenth of a second on their last effort.<br>Williams has seen enough ...

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The Racing Point driver suffered a suspected MGU-K failure in Bahrain last weekend as he looked on course for a podium finish.<br>The problem has forced his team to revert to a well-used power unit for this weekend’s Sakhir GP, and the current turbo hybrids produce less power when they are getting towards the end of their life.<br>Having qualified fifth for the race, one place behind Ferrari’s ...

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Grosjean was left with burns to his hands after a terrifying crash on the opening lap of last Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, escaping from a large fire that followed a collision with the barrier at Turn 3 recording more than 50G.<br>Grosjean was ruled out of this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix on Monday, but remained hopeful that he could race in Abu Dhabi and make his final appearance for Haas ...

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Albon is currently fighting for his Red Bull future as the team weighs up a possible swoop for free agent Sergio Perez for 2021, with a decision due to be made at the end of the season.<br>After scoring his second F1 podium in Bahrain last weekend, Albon’s form took a dip in qualifying on Saturday around the outer loop layout of the track as he was eliminated in Q2, finishing 12th.<br>It marked ...

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Ricciardo qualified seventh for the 87-lap race, where the short lap time will make life hectic for the drivers, and also put the pit wall under pressure to make the right decisions.<br>Ricciardo said that Saturday’s eventful F2 feature race gave him a good indication of how the grand prix might unfold.<br>“I think it's gonna put pressure on calls, whether it's safety cars or even when to ...

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With Russell having qualified on the front row in Bahrain after a last-minute call up by Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton, the young Briton looks on course to take the first points and potentially the first podium of his career.<br>And while many of his rivals say they are not surprised that Russell has done so well straight out of the box, Sainz believes that the situation proves that the ...

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The Frenchman remains concerned that he could suffer a repeat in the race as several teams struggled over the kerbs in the bumpy linking section of the outer circuit.<br>Gasly was an impressive third in Saturday’s FP3 session, and was then fifth in Q1.<br>However, he couldn’t maintain that momentum through the rest of qualifying after a heavy kerb strike cost him downforce, and ultimately ...

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Valtteri Bottas will start the race from pole position ahead of Mercedes teammate George Russell, who is standing in for Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time world champion tested positive for COVID-19.<br>Max Verstappen will line up third in the lead Red Bull.<br>When is the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix? <br>The Sakhir Grand Prix will be held on December 6 on the outer loop of the Bahrain ...

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After the Bahrain GP Ricciardo called the extensive replays of Grosjean’s accident and escape “disgusting”, pointing out how hard it was for drivers to watch while preparing for the restart.<br>F1 offered to talk to him about his concerns, and this week he met with director of marketing and communications, Ellie Norman.<br>“I spoke with Ellie on Thursday evening,” he said. “To be ...

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The Briton elected to go early for his first effort in Q2, but ended up aborting that lap when he felt that he had already lost too much time in the first sequence of corners.<br>For his second run, he failed to nail it through the same bends and could not put a representative lap time in – ending up 15th on the grid.<br>“Q1 run one was alright,” he said. “One mistake ...

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Grosjean is currently recovering from injuries sustained in the terrifying accident on the opening lap of last Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, where he escaped an impact with the barrier of 137 mph and a fire that engulfed the monocoque.<br>The Haas driver was ruled out of this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix due to burns to his hands, but has set his sights on racing in Abu Dhabi next weekend. It ...

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Russell qualified second behind Valtteri Bottas for the inaugural Sakhir race, which will take place on the 'outer loop' layout at the Bahrain International circuit, finishing just 0.026s from pole on his first outing for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in.<br>The decision had already been taken for Russell to wear race boots that are one size smaller than usual to make sure he fits into the ...

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Leclerc had squeezed through to Q3 after seeing Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel drop out in Q2 at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday, and was not expected to mix with the front-runners.<br>But a stunning lap saw Leclerc sit second after the first runs in Q3, outpacing both Mercedes drivers on the soft compound tyre and only trail the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.<br>Leclerc expressed ...

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The Finn edged out new teammate George Russell by just 0.026 seconds on the Bahrain outer loop track to allow the Mercedes duo to lock out the front row of the grid. Both cars will also start on the medium tyre after using it to get out of Q2.<br>On a weekend where Bottas has been under pressure not to be outperformed by Russell, who is standing in for Lewis Hamilton, he said he was happy he did ...

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In his first qualifying appearance for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in, Russell managed to qualify second, finishing just 0.026 seconds off the pole time.<br>It marked Russell's first appearance in Q3, having only previously qualified as high as 11th at this year's Styrian Grand Prix.<br>Russell said the race weekend had been "incredibly intense" as he got up to speed in the Mercedes W11 ...

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