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My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments at the Sakhir Grand Prix.

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  • Russell fastest in VT1

  • Verstappen second

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    Second Free Practice (VT2)

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Another 43 minutes

- Verstappen is back on the road with a fresh set of soft tires.

Meanwhile, George Russell (54,713) is the fastest of all.

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Near miss!

😬Vettel spins and almost collides with Magnussen - the Haas driver does very well to stay out of his way!

#SakhirGP 🇧🇭 # F1

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Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 18: 11 - 4 December 2020

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Another 51 minutes

- Sebastian Vettel provides a yellow flag with a nice slider.

The German loses control of his Ferrari again and shoots into the gravel.

Kevin Magnussen's Haas can just avoid him.

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Another 52 minutes

- Pérez takes the fastest time of Verstappen on the soft tire.

The Mexican is a tenth faster than the Dutchman, who has not yet ridden on the fastest rubber.

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Hamilton still in bed with mild symptoms of the coronavirus


Lewis Hamilton is still in bed today, after testing positive for the corona virus on Tuesday.

According to his team boss Toto Wolff, the world champion in Formula 1 shows only mild symptoms.

"Lewis is in bed and not feeling great," Wolff said at a press conference ahead of the second training session in Bahrain.

"He is recovering. The first days with a corona infection are always crucial. His symptoms are relatively mild, he is fine."

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Another 63 minutes

- The stand:



  • Verstappen (M) - 55.043

  • Ocon (M) - 55.185

  • Bottas (H) - 55,321

  • Perez (M) - 55,346

  • Kvyat (M) - 55,349

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    Another 65 minutes

    - P1 for Max Verstappen!

    With 55.042, the Dutchman is a tenth faster than Ocon.

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    Another 66 minutes

    - And there is Max Verstappen for the first time.

    Esteban Ocon (55,185) is still the fastest.

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    Another 67 minutes -

    Russell is still taking it easy in his first timed lap.

    The Mercedes driver finds himself back in sixth place.

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    Another 70 minutes

    - George Russell is the first driver of the top teams to take to the track.

    Hamilton's replacement was fastest in the first session.

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    Another 75 minutes

    - Sebastian Vettel provides the first yellow flag in this session.

    The German loses control of his Ferrari and spins.

    He can continue his way without damage.

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    Another 78 minutes

    - The Red Bulls and Mercedes are still inside, while the Renault drivers determine the pace outside.

    Esteban Ocon (55.210) is the fastest, ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo (55.647).

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    Another 82 minutes

    - Sainz takes the fastest time from Fittipaldi.

    55,699 is now the time to beat.

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    Another 85 minutes

    - Pietro Fittipaldi is the first driver to set a time on the clocks: 56.949.

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    Another 90 minutes

    - Green!

    The second free practice for the Sakhir Grand Prix is ​​on its way.

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    The second free practice for the Grand Prix of Sakhir will start in Bahrain at 6.30 pm.

    George Russell, Lewis Hamilton's replacement this weekend, set the fastest time in the opening session.

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    All figures of the first free practice in Sakhir in a row.

    FP1 CLASSIFICATION ⏱️ @ GeorgeRussell63 tops an official race weekend session for the first time in his F1 career 👀 #SakhirGP 🇧🇭 # F1

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    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 12 - 4 December 2020

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    Mercedes substitute Russell immediately clocked fastest time in Bahrain


    Mercedes driver George Russell has no trouble getting used to his new car in Bahrain.

    The replacement of the corona-absent Lewis Hamilton immediately clocked the fastest time in the first free practice for the Grand Prix of Sakhir.

    With 54.546, the Briton is one tenth faster than Max Verstappen.

    Alexander Albon (54.811) completes the top three and Valtteri Bottas (54.868) finishes fourth.

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