F1 Race Event: Bahrain Grand Prix
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Results

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1st position, with his trophy during the Bahrain GP

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Lewis Hamilton won his 96th F1 race at the 2021 Bahrain F1 GP today. He started from P2 and won a very exciting race at Bahrain International circuit for the sixth time. It was the 116th victory for the Mercedes team.

During the warm-up lap Red Bull driver Sergio Perez had a technical problem and almost retired when his car completly shut off. He was able to start the car again en drive on, but had to start from the pitlane.

The start of the race was without incidents until turn 3, when rookie Nikita Mazepin lost control of the Haas and ended up in the barrier. The first safety car of the season was a fact and the brand new Aston Martin safety car led the pack until the end of lap 3. Perez who was driving on last position choose to do a pitstop to get a fresh set of tyres medium.

The restart was exiting because race leader Verstappen waited until the very last moment before he slammed the gas. In this lap Pierre Gasly, who drove on P5, hit the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo and lost his front wing. The French driver was able to go on and pitted for a new nose and switched from medium to hard tyres. The other rookie at Haas, Mick Schumacher spun in turn 4 and also was able to go on.

Race leader Verstappen seemed to have a problem with the differential on the Red Bull RB16B. Hamilton on P2 and Bottas on P3 drove away from the midfield. In lap 12 the first "normal" pits tops took place Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc, Fernando Alonso and several others switched from soft to medium tyres.

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Lewis Hamilton VS Max Verstappen battle from start to finish

Hamilton pitted in lap 14 from medium to hard tyres. He dropped back behind Leclerc on P4, which wasn't ideal for him, because Verstappen drove the fastest lap of the race at that moment. His teammate Valtteri Bottas pitted in lap 17 and also switched to hard tyres. Sergio Perez was already on P3 and Bottas ended up behind him coming out of the pits.

Verstappen pitted in lap 18 and lost the lead to Hamilton who was putting in some great laps to get the lead. Verstappen didn't go to the hard tyre, but choose to use his new medium set. Perez did his second pitstop in lap 20 and switched to the hard compound. He lost a lot of places with his stop and came back to the track on P12.

Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Vettel and Alonso had a great fight for P7 now. The two former world champions and Sainz were switching places almost every lap. Hamilton pitted in lap 28 to go to a new set of hard tyres and Verstappen took over the lead again. Bottas had very bad pitstop in lap 31. His pitstop took over 10 seconds and cost him 3 places. The Finn now was driving on P4 and Norris took over his P3.

Alonso had to retire the Alpine in lap 34 due to an issue with the rear brakes. Verstappen did his last pitstop in lap 40 and again lost the lead to Hamilton. He came back on the track and had close a gap of 8.4s to Hamilton to win the race. In lap 52 the Dutchman was on Hamilton's tail and behind 1 sec to deploy his DRS to overtake the Mercedes for the win.

Hamilton showed the world his talents again and did a very good job in keeping Verstappen behind until the finish.

2021 Bahrain F1 GP Results
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Start grid 2021 Bahrain GP

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Classification 2021 Bahrain F1 GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:32:03.89756
2
25
233Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:32:04.64256
1
18
377Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:32:41.28056
3
16
44United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren01:32:50.36356
7
12
511Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull01:32:55.94456
11
10
616Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari01:33:02.98756
4
8
73Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren01:33:09.90156
6
6
855Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Italy Ferrari01:33:10.99756
8
4
922Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri01:33:29.58956
13
2
1018Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:33:30.61056
10
1
117Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:33:32.76156
14
0
1299Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:32:09.29556
12
0
1331France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine01:32:19.99555
16
0
1463United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams01:32:21.85455
15
0
155Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin01:32:42.43955
20
0
1647Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas01:33:20.70455
18
0
1710France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri01:27:41.86652
5
0
186Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams01:27:10.48951
17
0
DNF14Spain Fernando Alonso
France AlpineRear brakes32
9
0
DNF9Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
United States HaasSpun off0
19
0

Penalties: Sebastian Vettel (no. 5) received a 10 second time penalty for causing a collision

Fastest lap: 1:32.090 min by Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes no. 77 on lap 56


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7 F1 Fan comments on “2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Results

  1. David Gladwin

    No change then, for all the waffle. Just give Hamilton/Marcedes the Championships and be done with it. Even if we could is it going to be worth the entry to see preset mechanical mice running round the track?

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  2. Laura Daniel

    Lewis Hamilton deserves his place in F1 he works hard also max verstappen deserves his place well done boys good race can't believe vettel though seems to be going backwards in his career

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  3. djole

    asking max to return position was good decision by stewards, but then hamilton should get 30 seconds added as he went of track in turn 4 for like first 30 laps... if lets say grosjean was doing that they would disqualified him for sure, but hamilton never gets penalty, im so pissed when kimi gets all penalties, like he got drive through in baku for tuoching pit line, when hamilton did same but million times worse in germany he got nothing...

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  4. MichaelM

    I'm over it with the FIA.... One rule for Hamilton & Mercedes and another for everyone else. Baby Hamilton had been running wide for the whole race and nothing happen to him other than a little slap on the wrist; Verstappen went wide one because Hamilton forced him off the road and he gets the race taken away form him. This is corruption of the highest order!!!

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  5. Pekka

    It was established in the driver's briefing that going wide at turn 4 is permitted and will not be challenged. All the drivers knew this and, after the race, it was stated by numerous drivers and by FIA officials that this was the case.

    Why they changed their mind halfway through the race is anyone's guess.

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