Sergio Perez starred in both Bahrain races – but only got the result he deserved in one of them. Here’s our verdict on the best and worst weekends from F1’s double-header in Sakhir.
All night long at the Sakhir Grand Prix it looked like Formula 1 was going to crown a new winner. And it did – but not the one which seemed set to clinch victory as the race headed into its final quarter.
Sergio Perez set a new record for the longest wait before winning a race, and became the first Mexican to win in F1 for 50 years. Here’s all the Sakhir Grand Prix stats.
A week of huge news stories preceded the Sakhir Grand Prix, and the race weekend itself added yet more drama to the closing stages of 2020.
Who was the best driver during the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
How much did the Safety Car help Sergio Perez in yesterday’s Sakhir Grand Prix? He was already on course for a podium finish without it despite ending lap one in 18th.
The 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in pictures.
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Racing Point move up to third place in the constructors’ championship following Sergio Perez’s victory in the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez has scored the first victory of his Formula 1 career despite a first-lap collision which left him 18th at the end of lap one, after a pit stop error cost George Russell the lead.
Sergio Perez won the Sakhir Grand Prix ahead of Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll.
There will be no team orders for Mercedes’ new driver line-up, and strategies look hard to predict for all teams, which points towards an unpredictable race.
Valtteri Bottas set a new record for the shortest ever lap in F1. And George Russell’s impressive performance meant Mercedes had the most closely-matched team mates.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas narrowly beat his new Mercedes team mate George Russell to pole position on the Bahrain Outer circuit, while Charles Leclerc starred for Ferrari.
Valtteri Bottas leads a Mercedes one-two ahead of team mate George Russell, followed by Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
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Max Verstappen put Red Bull on top in the final practice session for the Sakhir Grand Prix, relegating Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to second place by two tenths of a second.
George Russell, Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi and Sebastian Vettel are sporting new helmet designs this weekend – and Lando Norris’s much-delayed Turkish Grand Prix helmet finally turned up.
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