17:28: Questioned by the presence of Russell, Bottas He has stated that he is not concerned: “I have a contract for next year so I don’t feel any additional pressure. You could think of it that way, and From time to time there is speculation about George and that he will replace me. But I also have a chance to show that I deserve this seat”.
17:23: One of the attractions of today’s race will be to see if George Russell, who comes second, can fight for victory. Carlos Sainz had no doubt when asked about it: “I have no doubt that you can win the race by debuting, if it is with this Mercedes. With total security ”.
17:19: Today it has also been known that Grosjean will not be at the next grand prize: “For my health and safety it is better not to take the risk of running in Abu Dhabi”. “It is one of the hardest decisions of my life, but obviously one of the wisest “, has added the pilot of 34 years, thus saying goodbye to Formula 1.
17:14: Mick Schumacher, who will race at Haas next season, has been proclaimed Formula 2 World Champion at Sakhir today.
17:10: Good afternoon and welcome to the live narration of the 2020 Sakhir Formula 1 Grand Prix on OKDIARIO!
With Lewis hamilton drops after being positive for coronavirus; Bottas, Russell Y Verstappen, who will start the Sakhir Grand Prix first, second and third respectively, will seek to claim victory in Bahrain. In the case of Valtteri Bottas, he wants to do it ahead of a George Russell who has replaced Hamilton at Mercedes and who set the best time in Free Practice 1 and 2. Russell, for his part, wants to show that he can have a place in the German team in 2022; while Max Verstappen, in the fight for the runner-up that maintains with Bottas, wants to reaffirm itself as the main alternative to Lewis hamilton in the grill. Talking about Carlos Sainz, will start the race in eighth position.
With a McLaren that does not finish going well in Sakhir, the Madrilenian has admitted having pulled “mischief and tricks”To rank in the top ten. After his recent comebacks, it remains to be seen if Carlos Sainz is capable of improving his starting position in Bahrain during the race. At the moment, it already seems quite an achievement that he will be eighth if one takes into account that his teammate, Lando norris, is going to do it fifteenth.
It should be noted that with two races remaining in the World Cup, McLaren must defend a two-point lead over Racing Point to finish third in the Constructors’ World Cup. The drivers of the pink team, Sergio perez Y Stroll, will be fifth and tenth respectively. In front of Carlos Sainz Sakhir Grand Prix will start Ricciardo with his Renault and behind the Spanish will be Pierre Gasly cwith the Alpha Tauri, Leclerc, who will be Carlos Sainz’s teammate next season at Ferrari will start fourth in Bahrain ahead of Sergio Pérez and Kvyat.