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

Weather: dry  17.8°C
Tarmac: dry  21.9°C
Humidity : 51%
Wind : 0 km/h
Pressure: 1016.7 bar

Max Verstappen won his 55th F1 race during the 2024 Bahrain F1 GP today. The Red Bull driver started from pole and won the 20th race on the Bahrain International circuit for the second time. It was the 114th victory and the 29th 1-2 finish for the Red Bull Racing team.

Race Report

Dazzling Start to the 2024 F1 Season Under Bahrain's Night Sky

As the Formula 1 fraternity descended upon the shimmering Bahrain International Circuit for the inaugural race of the 2024 season, anticipation reached a fever pitch, not just among the roaring grandstands but also in the paddocks, where strategies were meticulously plotted. The Bahrain Grand Prix, a nocturnal spectacle under the floodlights, did not just signify the start of a new season; it epitomized the relentless quest for supremacy in the pinnacle of motorsport.

Max Verstappen, the reigning champion, commenced his 2024 campaign with an emphatic victory, continuing his dominion in the sport. The Dutch maestro, piloting his Red Bull with surgical precision, showcased why he is the benchmark, leading from pole to chequered flag and painting a masterpiece on the tarmac canvas. His triumph in Bahrain was not merely a win; it was a statement of intent, heralding yet another season where his competitors would need to conjure something extraordinary to dethrone him.

Yet, it was not a solitary Red Bull on the podium; Sergio Perez, Verstappen's teammate, carved his way through the field with a scintillating drive that saw him claim the second step on the podium. Perez's performance was a testament to his resilience and racing acumen, as he navigated through the pack, demonstrating tactical nous and overtaking prowess.

The podium was completed by Carlos Sainz in his scarlet Ferrari, who exhibited tenacity and skill to fend off challenges and secure a valuable result for the Italian marque. Sainz's performance was a silver lining for Ferrari, especially in the face of adversity as his teammate Charles Leclerc grappled with mechanical woes.

The race also shone a spotlight on the mid-field tussle, where every position was fiercely contested. McLaren and Mercedes showcased their competitive edge, with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton engaging in a strategic duel that enthralled the audience. The narrative of redemption and resilience was further embodied by Haas's Kevin Magnussen, who, despite a lackluster qualifying, demonstrated his caliber by finishing in a commendable twelfth position.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was not devoid of drama; the early incident involving Lance Stroll and Nico Hulkenberg set the tone for a race replete with twists and turns. It was a spectacle that underscored the unpredictability and thrill of Formula 1, a perfect overture to what promises to be an enthralling season.

As the podium celebrations unfolded, with Verstappen basking in the glory of victory, the Formula 1 world now turns its gaze to the upcoming Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The question on everyone's lips: Can anyone challenge the might of the Red Bulls?

In the grand chessboard of Formula 1, the Bahrain Grand Prix was a mere opening gambit, yet it offered a tantalising glimpse into the battles that lie ahead. The 2024 season has commenced with fervor, and if Bahrain was any indication, we are in for a riveting symphony of speed, strategy, and spectacle.

Classification 2024 Bahrain F1 GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:31:44.742 57
2 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull 01:32:07.199 57
3 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari 01:32:09.852 57
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 01:32:24.411 57
5 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes 01:32:31.530 57
6 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:32:33.200 57
7 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:32:35.066 57
8 81 Australia Oscar Piastri
United Kingdom McLaren 01:32:40.824 57
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:32:59.629 57
10 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:33:17.958 57
11 24 China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Sauber 01:31:51.501 57
12 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:31:53.058 56
13 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Italy Racing Bulls 01:31:53.700 56
14 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy Racing Bulls 01:31:54.224 56
15 23 Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams 01:31:56.628 56
16 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United States Haas 01:32:02.374 56
17 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine 01:32:16.192 56
18 10 France Pierre Gasly
France Alpine 01:32:17.159 56
19 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Sauber 01:33:07.972 56
20 2 United States Logan Sargeant
United Kingdom Williams 01:32:05.537 55

Fastest lap: 1:32.608 min by Max Verstappen in the Red Bull RB20 #1 on lap 56 @207.276 kph
Sector times were: S1: 29.741 sec, S2: 39.916 and S3: 22.951 sec

2024 Bahrain F1 GP Results
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Start grid 2024 Bahrain GP

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One F1 fan comment on “2024 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Race Results

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    An unfortunate temporary issue for Sargeant.
    Hulk threw up all chances by messing up his start & subsequently messing up T1 by trying to hastily make up for the lost positions.
    Good recovery by Stroll in the end.
    On a little light-hearted note, Tsunoda's radio rants returned even if they were understandable despite the battle being for non-point positions.
    The Ferrari battles were good & even somewhat aggressive.


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