Top ten pictures from the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Mick Schumacher, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

One Formula 2 driver commanded more attention than his Formula 1 counterparts: debutant Mick Schumacher.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Renault, Bahrain International Circuit
Daniel Ricciardo, Renault, Bahrain International Circuit

Daniel Ricciardo’s second weekend at Renault didn’t go an awful lot better than his first.

Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Pierre Gasly, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

Ricciardo’s Red Bull replacement Pierre Gasly isn’t having a smooth start to the 2019 F1 season either, though he managed to bag some points in Bahrain.

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Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

Charles Leclerc hinted at his potential on Friday, then ran rampant on Saturday, heading final practice and all three stages of qualifying. He beat team mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position by almost three tenths of a second.

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

Leclerc was impressively calm as he prepared to take a shot at winning his second race as a Ferrari driver.

Start

Start, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Start, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

Vettel out-dragged Leclerc to turn one, but within six laps his team mate was back ahead – despite Ferrari once again telling him to stay behind.

Carlos Sainz Jnr

Carlos Sainz Jnr, McLaren, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Carlos Sainz Jnr, McLaren, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

Carlos Sainz Jnr came off second-best when he clashed with Max Verstappen. Afterwards he admitted he was amazed the Red Bull hadn’t also been damaged.

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Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

The Renaults got far too close at turn one, Ricciardo tagging Nico Hulkenberg. Later on both cars retired at the same corner on the same lap with power unit problems.

Lando Norris, Kevin Magnussen and Pierre Gasly

Lando Norris, McLaren, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Lando Norris, Kevin Magnussen, Pierre Gasly, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

After slipping back at the start, Lando Norris rallied impressively to claim his first points finish in sixth.

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2019

Leclerc led the race with the poise of a season veteran but his power unit let him down. His face said it all afterwards.

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5 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix”

  1. Beautiful shot of the Renaults!

    1. Certainly a good shot of the difference in the tyres at that stage. What were they thinking?

  2. How on earth did the back of a head make it into the top ten photos of a whole race weekend? SMH

    1. @gardenfella72 because it shows how interested the press was to get some statements for Mick.

      1. @afonic I know the purpose of the photo. I’m just bemused that it made the top ten.

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