Grand Prix 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Ruslan

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Anyone noticed how much better F1 is with a batch of new, young drivers making an effort?
It was always been that way. That is why we needs lots of teams and lots of drivers. Letting F1 shrink to 10 teams I think was one of the many big mistakes made by Ecclestone/Mosley. Hopefully we will have at least two new teams in 2021.
 
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Indeed, some accused me of being a grumpy old man as I constantly gripe about drivers hanging about too long but the sport needs refreshing on a regular basis. Even some of the pay drivers work well as mobile chickens, sorry chicanes.
 

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The driver monopoly we've pretty much had in place since 2007 when Schumacher retired is indeed on its last legs with only Hamilton and Vettel still really in play (Kimi is obviously still around). It's been held together by talent (obviously), PR and high paying sponsors but it has meant a generation of talented drivers have not had the opportunity to show if they were the real deal or not. If we'd had more competitive teams during this period the last decade of Formula One may have been a very different story.
 

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Testing results courtesy of Crash.net - https://www.crash.net/f1/results/917223/1/bahrain-f1-test-times-combined

Combined lap time results from the first Formula 1 in-season test at the Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain.

Mick Schumacher, George Russell and Carlos Sainz are listed twice having run for different teams/tyres programmes.

1. George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m 29.029s (Day 2 New C5) 101 laps

2. Sergio Perez MEX SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 1m 29.095s (Day 2 New C5) 61 laps

3. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m 29.319s (Day 2 Used C3) 103 laps

4. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 1m 29.379s (Day 1 Used C3) 69 laps

5. Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team 1m 29.795s (Day 2 Used C3) 53 laps

6. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda (Pirelli tyre test) 1m 29.911s (Day 2 N/A) 156 laps

7. Mick Schumacher GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m 29.976s (Day 1 New C5) 56 laps

8. Mick Schumacher GER Alfa Romeo Racing 1m 29.998s (Day 2 New C5) 70 laps

9. Alexander Albon THA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1m 30.037s (Day 2 Used C4) 214 laps

10. Lance Stroll CAN SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 1m 30.049s (Day 2 New C5) 68 laps

11. Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m 30.800s (Day 1 Used C3) 94 laps

12. Dan Ticktum GBR Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 1m 30.856s (Day 2 Used C4) 135 laps

13. Romain Grosjean FRA Rich Energy Haas F1 Team 1m 30.903s (Day 2 Used C4) 129 laps

14. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren F1 Team (Pirelli tyre test) 1m 31.006s (Day 2 N/A) 133 laps

15. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m 31.156s (Day 1 Used C3) 77 laps

16. Pietro Fittipaldi BRA Rich Energy Haas F1 Team 1m 31.209s (Day 2 Used C3) 68 laps

17. Jack Aitken GBR Renault F1 Team 1m 31.500s (Day 2 Used C4) 103 laps

18. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team 1m 31.584s (Day 1 Used C4) 45 laps

19. Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing 1m 32.067s (Day 1 Used C3) 53 laps

20. Nicholas Latifi CAN ROKiT Williams Racing 1m 32.198s (Day 2 Used C4) 100 laps

21. Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team (Pirelli tyre test) 1m 32.269s (Day 2 N/A) 60 laps

22. Robert Kubica POL ROKiT Williams Racing 1m 33.290s (Day 1 Used C3) 19 laps

23. George Russell GBR ROKiT Williams Racing 1m 33.682s (Day 1 Used C3) 27 laps

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix pole position record: Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m 27.866s (2019)

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix race lap record: Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m 33.411s (2019)
 
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