Lap times 1st practice 2019 Bahrain F1 GP

Paddock during the Bahrain GP at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2019 in Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain.

Event: Bahrain Grand Prix
Track: Bahrain International Circuit

Weather: 28.5-28.3°C  sunny & dry
Tarmac: 50.6-44.3°C dry
Humidity: 16.3-21.2%
Wind: 1.0 m//s
Pressure: 1015.1 bar

First free practice for the 2019 Bahrain F1 GP was driven in daylight.  After 15 minutes nobody still had set a lap time on the very hot track in the Bahrain desert. It was Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen who set the first lap times. His first lap time was a 1:33.085.

Lance Stroll was the first driver to cause yellow flags when he spun in turn 4 with 1 hour to go. He collided into the barrier with his front wing and had to go back to the pits to check out the damage.

30 minutes into this FP1 session we saw both Ferrari drivers at the top of the time sheet. Sebastian Vettel was the quickest with a 1:31.747. His 10 years younger teammate Charles Leclerc was only 0,1 sec. slower on P2.

After Ferrari's performance it were both Mercedes drivers who topped the sheet. But Bottas and Hamilton didin't stay there for long as both Ferrari drivers even drove quicker lap times. Leclerc's time was even 1.2 sec faster than Hamilton's quickest lap.

Best of the rest was McLaren driver Carlos Sainz. The Spanish driver was only 0,1 sec slower than fresh Red Bull Racing driver Gasly.

At the end of the session Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg and Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi collided and spun of the track. They both could go on although the Alfa of Giovinazzi even was in the air for a second. Romain Grosjean had an front wing failure on the Haas in the end of the session and also had to go back to the pit for repairs.

Last year Daniel Ricciardo was the quickest driver in the Red Bull RB14. He clocked a 1:31.060 on soft tyres..

FP1 Lap Times 2019 Bahrain GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
116Charles LeclercFerrari1:30.35420Soft
25Sebastian VettelFerrari1:30.617+0.263s21Soft
377Valtteri BottasMercedes1:31.328+0.974s26Soft
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:31.601+1.247s23Soft
533Max VerstappenRed Bull1:31.673+1.319s21Soft
610Pierre GaslyRed Bull1:31.815+1.461s17Soft
755Carlos SainzMcLaren1:31.952+1.598s28Soft
827Nico HülkenbergRenault1:32.040+1.686s17Soft
926Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:32.339+1.985s24Soft
107Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:32.385+2.031s23Soft
113Daniel RicciardoRenault1:32.401+2.047s19Soft
1220Kevin MagnussenHaas1:32.602+2.248s21Soft
1323Alexander AlbonToro Rosso1:32.874+2.520s24Soft
1411Sergio PérezRacing Point1:32.885+2.531s20Soft
154Lando NorrisMcLaren1:32.945+2.591s29Soft
1699Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:32.949+2.595s22Soft
178Romain GrosjeanHaas1:32.994+2.640s22Soft
1818Lance StrollRacing Point1:33.518+3.164s16Soft
1963George RussellWilliams1:34.188+3.834s26Medium
2088Robert KubicaWilliams1:34.253+3.899s27Medium

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