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My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed about everything that happens during the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend.

Lots of fun!



  • First GP of 2021

  • LIVE:

  • First free practice

  • 16.00 hours:

  • Second free practice

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Another 24 minutes

- Verstappen makes a mistake in the first sector and can forget a good lap time.

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Another 25 minutes

- The stand: 



  • Norris - 1,31,897

  • Hamilton - 1.32.214

  • Verstappen - 1.32,453

  • Bottas - 1,332,709

  • Pérez - 1,332,766

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    Another 26 minutes

    - Look at it, P1 for Lando Norris!

    On fresh soft tires, the McLaren driver is three tenths faster than Hamilton.

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    Another 26 minutes -

    Hamilton does not improve his lap time, but Lando Norris is on the way quickly.

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    Another 27 minutes

    - Hey, Lando Norris is clocking a purple time in sector 1.

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    Another 28 minutes

    - Hamilton is the fastest of everyone in the first sector on his seven laps of old tires.

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    Hamilton sets the tone in the first two sectors, but in sector 3 Pérez is the fastest.

    FASTEST SECTORS Lewis 🚀🚀 Checo 🚀 #BahrainGP 🇧🇭 # F1

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    Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 11:56 AM - 26 March 2021

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    The drivers are nowhere near their fastest time of the test days, so don't draw any conclusions yet.

    That is possible tomorrow afternoon.

    # F1

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    Avatar Author Joost Nederpelt Moment of places 11:58 - 26 March 2021

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    Another 33 minutes

    - Hamilton is still 2.2 seconds slower than his fastest time during the test days.

    In short: these times don't say much yet.

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    Charles Leclerc is so far the only one who can keep up with the pace of the top teams.

    He concedes six tenths to Hamilton's fastest time.

    First timed laps on soft tires: # Charles16 1: 32.904 and # Carlos55 1: 33.557.

    # FP1 # BahrainGP🇧🇭

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    Avatar Author Scuderia Ferrari Moment of places 11:54 AM - 26 March 2021

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    We missed this.

    😍

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    Avatar Author Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Moment of places 11:51 - 26 March 2021

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    Another 44 minutes

    - Hamilton shows that it can be even faster.

    With 1.32.214, the Briton is three tenths faster than Verstappen.

    The score:



  • Hamilton - 1.32.214

  • Verstappen - 1.32,591

  • Bottas - 1,332,709

  • Pérez - 1,332,766

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    Another 47 minutes

    - P1 Max Verstappen.

    It doesn't say anything yet (does it?), But the Dutchman is immediately the fastest of everyone in his first timed lap.

    The score:



  • Verstappen - 1,32,591

  • Bottas - 1,332,709

  • Pérez - 1,332,766

  • Hamilton - 1.32.844

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    Another 48 minutes

    - Bottas dives with almost two tenths below Hamilton's time, but Verstappen is the fastest of everyone in the first sector ...

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    Another 49 minutes

    - Verstappen starts his first timed lap on the soft tire.

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    Another 51 minutes

    - With 1.32.884, Hamilton is three tenths faster than Pérez.

    Max Verstappen is now also outside.

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    Another 53 minutes

    - We immediately see times on soft tires.

    Sergio Pérez clocked 1.33,180 and tops the times list.

    Hamilton is also on the go soft.

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    Another 54 minutes

    - Lando Norris is the first to set a time: 1.33.361.

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    Billboards are still somewhat outdated in Bahrain.

    WHAT YEAR IS IT #BahrainGP

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    Avatar Author Mattzel89 Moment of places 11:33 AM - 26 March 2021

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    Another 57 minutes

    - Several drivers drive installation laps.

    Max Verstappen is still in the pits.

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    Another 60 minutes

    - Fernando Alonso is the first driver to hit the road this Grand Prix season.

    Many other drivers follow his trail.

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    GREEN!

    - The first free practice of this Formula 1 season is on its way.

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    We will immediately place a disclaimer with the first training.

    Because both qualifying and the race are held much later in the day and in different circumstances, the outcome of this session does not have to be representative for the rest of the weekend.

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    This season, the free practice sessions have been shortened from ninety to sixty minutes.

    The teams have less time to prepare for qualifying.

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    Mercedes must warm up the engines.

    In 75 minutes we will hopefully have a little more clarity about the relationships between the teams.

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    📢⬆️ Good morning W12!

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    Avatar Author Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Moment of places 11: 14-26 March 2021

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    Who will leave pole position in Bahrain on Sunday?

    • Lewis Hamilton

    • Max Verstappen

    • Valtteri Bottas

    • Sergio Pérez

    • Someone else

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    On to a phenomenal season!

    Your reporter on duty cannot wait.

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    The wait is over ... # F1IsBack # F1

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    Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 10: 31 - 26 March 2021

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    Two Aston Martin employees test positive just before the start of the F1 season


    Two Aston Martin employees were placed in isolation today because they tested positive for the corona virus in Bahrain.

    A spokesperson has confirmed this in conversation with the website 

    RaceFans

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    Aston Martin has not yet officially responded, but the spokesperson says that the news is correct and that the team has taken all measures to prevent further spread.

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