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  • Verstappen leads

  • Hamilton second

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in 5 days

15 more laps

- Fastest race

lap

Max Verstappen: 1.33.228.

This makes him a full second faster than Hamilton on the last lap.

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- Verstappen immediately records purple times in sector 2 and 3. The difference is only 6.6 seconds.

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17 more laps

- Verstappen makes his last pit stop!

The Dutchman returns the lead to Hamilton and switches to hard tires.

He is 8.3 seconds behind the Briton.

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Pitstop Sergio Pérez.

The Mexican switches to the medium bands and falls back to seventh place.

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19 more laps

- Hamilton is ordered to stick to the track limits.

If he goes too wide again on the exit of turn 4, it could put him in a time trot.

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23 more laps

- Verstappen will have to make a pit stop on his medium tires.

The question is whether Hamilton can finish the race on his hard tires.

The score:



  • Verstappen 

  • Hamilton +17.8

  • Bottas +16.9

  • Pérez +6.4

  • Sainz +7.2

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    23 more laps

    - Fernando Alonso is the second dropout of the day after Mazepin.

    The Spaniard has to come in because of braking problems.

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    Bottas is also making his pit stop and it is not going well!

    The car seemed to fall off the jack and the Finn falls behind Norris and Leclerc to P5.

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    The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Bottas +5.4

  • Hamilton +14.8

  • Norris +7.6

  • Leclerc +3.5

  • Ricciardo +4.9

  • Pérez 2.2

  • in 5 days

    28 more laps

    - Pitstop Lewis Hamilton!

    The Brit is thus returning the lead to Verstappen.

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    29 more laps

    - Verstappen is running into Hamilton!

    The difference is only 1.9 seconds.

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    30 more laps

    - Pérez also passes Stroll and climbs to seventh place.

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    32 more laps

    - Pérez continues his advance with an overtaking action on Sainz.

    The Mexican climbs to eighth place.

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    32 more rounds

    - Hamilton is recovering.

    The Brit's lap time is now equal to that of Verstappen.

    The score:



  • Hamilton 

  • Verstappen +3.9

  • Bottas +3.6

  • Norris +16.7

  • Leclerc +2.6

  • Ricciardo +5.4

  • in 5 days

    36 more laps

    - Verstappen is a full second faster than Hamilton in the last lap.

    The difference between the two drivers is only four seconds.

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    37 more laps

    - Pérez makes his second pit stop and switches to hard.

    He will try to finish the race.

    The score:



  • Hamilton

  • Verstappen

  • Bottas

  • Norris

  • Leclerc

  • Ricciardo

  • Stroll

  • Vettel

  • Alonso

  • Sainz

  • in 5 days

    📻 "Box, Max."

    A new set of Mediums and he's back out in P2 🔧 #BahrainGP 🇧🇭

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    in 5 days

    38 more laps

    - Verstappen has problems with the back of his car.

    "In some corners I have no grip at all."

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    39 more laps

    - Pitstop Max Verstappen!

    The Dutchman returns to the track seven seconds behind Hamilton and therefore gives the lead to the Briton.

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    40 more laps

    - Bottas makes his pit stop and comes back on track behind Sergio Pérez, who has already made an early pit stop.

    Verstappen is two seconds slower than Hamilton on the last lap.

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    41 more laps

    - Hamilton is three seconds faster than Verstappen in the last lap.

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    41 more laps

    - Hamilton is only twenty seconds behind Verstappen.

    If the Limburger were to make a pit stop now, he would probably come back on track behind Hamilton.

    in 5 days

    43 more laps

    - Verstappen is 22 seconds ahead of Hamilton.

    The Briton is by far the fastest driver on the track on his new tires.

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    44 more laps

    - Hamilton is now also making his pit stop!

    The Briton tries a so-called

    undercut

    on Verstappen.

    When will the Red Bull driver enter the pits?

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    45 more laps

    - Fernando Alonso is the first driver to make a regular pit stop.

    The Spaniard changes to the medium band and falls back to seventeenth place.

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    46 more laps

    - Pérez also outdoes Ocon and climbs to P12.

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    48 more laps

    - Leader Verstappen slowly but surely leaves Hamilton.

    The Dutchman is 1.8 seconds ahead of the seven-time world champion.

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    49 more laps

    - After Pérez came to a standstill in the warm-up

    lap

    , the Mexican is now catching up.

    The Red Bull driver rides in thirteenth place.

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    50 more laps

    - Fastest lap time Max Verstappen.

    With 1.35.902, the Red Bull driver is two tenths faster than Hamilton.

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    51 more laps

    - Bottas outsmarts Leclerc and climbs to third place.

    The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Hamilton

  • Bottas

  • Leclerc

  • Norris

  • Ricciardo

  • Alonso

  • Stroll

  • Sainz

  • Giovinazzi

  • in 5 days

    52 more laps

    - Verstappen is not happy.

    "We have a serious problem, so make sure you find it," said the leading Dutchman.

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    GREEN

    - The track has been cleared and the race will resume.

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    Virtual safety car

    - Gasly loses his front wing and leaves debris on the track.

    The virtual safety car neutralizes the race.

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    RESTART

    - Verstappen, Hamilton and Leclerc drive three thick to the first corner but all drivers keep their positions!

    Verstappen remains first, Hamilton second and Lecerc third.

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    54 more laps

    - The safety car comes in at the end of this round.

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    54 more laps -

    No problem Verstappen.

    "Everything is under control," Red Bull told the Dutchman.

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    54 more laps

    - Problem at Verstappen?

    The Dutchman reports that he feels a bit strange with his accelerator?

    in 5 days

    SAFETYCAR

    - The safety car neutralizes the race.

    Mazepin has been shot off the track and sees his first Grand Prix come to an end.

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    START

    - A Hare shoots off the track!

    Is that immediately a safety car?

    Verstappen retains the lead, Hamilton remains second and Charles Leclerc takes third place at the expense of Bottas.

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    START

    - Verstappen retains the lead!

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    Warm-up lap

    - Pérez has got his car running again and will start from the pits.

    On to the second chance.

    The cars roll onto the grid.

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    Warm-up round

    - Good luck for Sergio Pérez!

    The Mexican's car is running again and he turns his Red Bull into the pits.

    There will be an extra warm-up round.

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    Warm-up round

    -

    Pérez stops!

    The Mexican's engine is broken. 

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    Warm-up lap

    - The cars roll up the grid.

    The Bahrain Grand Prix - with Max Verstappen in pole position - is about to start.

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