Bahrain Grand Prix Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Welcome to the NTT IndyCar Series, Romain Grosjean. The nine-year Formula One veteran took part of his first major test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday. Not only that, it was the first time he was back behind the wheel following his horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix three months ago. Even from afar, his children were super excited to see their heroic dad back in a race car. “I’ve been sharing and talking with them a lot, and we made some video calls overRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Haas F1 Team reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi is set to make his Formula One debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix, filling in the for Romain Grosjean, who is recovering from burns sustained at the Bahrain Grand Prix. As a result of Monday’s announcement, Fittipaldi – grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi – will become the first third-generation driver to compete at a grand prix event. The 24-year-old Miami-born Brazilian has a unique racing background, which includes winning the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 championship, whereRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his 11th win of 2020 ahead of Red Bulls’ Max Verstappen and Alex Albon in the FIA Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, which was red flagged soon after the start due to a major crash involving involving Haas driver Romain Grosjean. When the lights went out at the start, Lewis Hamilton made a good start from pole position to take the lead. Front-row starting team-mate Valtteri Bottas got away poorly, however, and that allowed Verstappen to take second place. Sergio Perez who went around theRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost three tenths of a second to claim the 98th pole position of his career as Mercedes locked out the front row for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will line up third beside team-mate Alex Albon in an all-Red Bull second row.  Verstappen was the first to set a timed lap in Q, with the Dutchman setting an early benchmark of 1:28.885. The sparked the rest of the pit lane into life and the entire field soon took to the track.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports venues will be a ghost town around the world as Formula One, INDYCAR and NASCAR will not hold any form of racing this weekend and beyond due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. FORMULA ONE WON’T RETURN UNTIL END OF MAY A day after Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix was cancelled, the FIA announced that both the Bahrain Grand Prix (March 20-22) and inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix (April 3-5) will be postponed. Although the Dutch Grand Prix (May 1-3) would be the new first official race,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Bahrain Grand Prix weekend will go as planned on March 20-22, but it’ll be contested behind closed doors due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that’s affected several racing disciplines such as Formula E and MotoGP this year. Although Bahrain International Circuit regret the decision of not allowing people to attend the second round of the Formula One World Championship, safety comes first under these unfortunate circumstances. “In consultation with our international partners and the Kingdom’s national health Taskforce, Bahrain has made the decision to holdRead More
By FIA Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was denied a first Formula One victory by a late-race engine problem that allowed Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to sweep past and claim his first win of 2019. Leclerc had led for the bulk of the race, but in the closing stages began to slow and reported an engine problem that was quickly diagnosed as an issue with the turbo. His pace flagged dramatically and at the end of the 48thlap of the 57 scheduled, Hamilton powered past to claim the lead. He was followed byRead More
By FIA Charles Leclerc took the first pole position of his career, beating Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel by almost three tenths of a second as the Italian squad locked out the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Defending champion Lewis Hamilton was forced to settle for P3, 0.030 behind Vettel, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. At the start of the session Ferrari quickly seized control, with Leclerc taking P1 thanks to a lap of 1:28.495. Vettel slotted into P2, 0.238s behind his team-mate, while ValtteriRead More
By FIA Ferrari completed a clean sweep of practice session one-twos at the Sakhir Circuit, with Charles Leclerc running quickest in the final hour of practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver set a best time of 1:29.569 on the soft compound Pirelli tyres with a little under 20 minutes left in the session. He was immediately followed on track by team-mate Sebastian Vettel who slotted into P2 0.169s behind. The pace left all of their rivals in the shade, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton eventually becoming the Scuderia’sRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel edged team-mate Charles Leclerc by 0.035s as Ferrari continued to dominate the free practice sessions for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The early running in Friday’s early evening session was made by Mercedes with Valtteri Bottas topping the timesheet with a lap of 1:30.124 set on medium tyres. That left the Australian Grand Prix winner 0.079s ahead of FP1’s quickest man Charles Leclerc. Lewis Hamilton was third. Ferrari then took the initiative, sending both its drivers out on soft tyres for performance runs just before the half-hour mark.Read More