F1 Race Event: Bahrain F1 GP
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

First Free F1 Practice Results 2020 Bahrain GP

Bahrain Sunset

Weather: dry  26.6°C
Tarmac: dry  27.5°C
Humidity : 42.3%
Wind : 2.2 m/s E
Pressure: 1017.7 bar

First practice for the first of to grand prix at Bahrain was driven under much higher temperature than last events. Bahrain plays host for two races before the final triple header of the season concludes in Abu Dhabi.

Lewis Hamilton topped FP1 ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez. Hamilton and Mercedes have wrapped up the titles but show there is still plenty to play for.

The Bahrain circuit is none for it's notorious turn 10. This is a hardpin with a hard braking zone which needs to be approached very gentle, because a bad approaches causes the front left to block and ruins the tyre very easily. It's referred to as one of the most difficult corners of the season. Peter Windsor did a nice feature about it which can be seen here.

The quickest lap time of last years FP1 was a 1:30.354 min set by Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari.

FP1 Times Table 2020 Bahrain GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:29.03340
277Valtteri BottasMercedes1:29.482+0.449s41
311Sergio PérezRacing Point1:30.000+0.967s31
455Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren1:30.018+0.985s31
510Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:30.049+1.016s34
633Max VerstappenRed Bull1:30.294+1.261s18
723Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:30.302+1.269s34
831Esteban OconRenault1:30.384+1.351s28
918Lance StrollRacing Point1:30.426+1.393s30
103Daniel RicciardoRenault1:30.508+1.475s30
1116Charles LeclercFerrari1:30.589+1.556s29
125Sebastian VettelFerrari1:30.628+1.595s24
1388Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo1:30.732+1.699s24
148Romain GrosjeanHaas1:30.832+1.799s28
1520Kevin MagnussenHaas1:30.854+1.821s29
1699Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:30.896+1.863s27
1726Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:31.020+1.987s37
184Lando NorrisMcLaren1:31.392+2.359s27
196Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:32.472+3.439s29
2040Roy NissanyWilliams1:32.801+3.768s27


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