F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel On the Pole at Bahrain

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel On the Pole at Bahrain

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel On the Pole at Bahrain


Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel’s engine problems that surfaced at the end of FP 3 did not carry into qualifying where he  pushed through to Q3, taking Pole position, and setting the lap record at Bahrain International Circuit with a 1:27.958.

Teammate, Kimi Räikkönen came 2nd fasted and lines up 2nd on the Grid.

Both Red Bull and MercedesAMG saw accidents and unreliability in their attempts.

Max Verstappen fell out in Q1, spinning into the wall and will start in 15th position.

MercedesAMG’ Valtteri Bottas managed 3rd, teammate Lewis Hamilton 4th, but with 5-place grid penalty for a transmission change starts 9th.

Toro Rosso-Honda will see its best race start of the season with Pierre Gasly benefiting from Hamilton’s penalty and starting in 5th, sharing the 3rd row with Haas’ Kevin Magnussen.

The Grid for Sunday’s race.

  1. Sebastian Vettel/Ferrari – 1:27.958
  2. Kimi Räikkönen/Ferrari – 1:28.101
  3. Valtteri Bottas/Mercedes – 1:28.124
  4. Daniel Ricciardo/Red Bull – 1:28.398
  5. Pierre Gasly/Toro Rosso-Honda – 1:29.329
  6. Kevin Magnussen/Haas – 1:29.358
  7. Nico Hülkenberg/Renault – 1:29.570
  8. Esteban Ocon/Force India – 1:29.874
  9. Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes – 1:28.220 (5-place grid penalty)
  10. Carlos Sainz/Renault – 1:29.986
  11. Brendon Hartley/Toro Rosso-Honda – 1:30.105
  12. Sergio Perez/Force India – 1:30.156
  13. Fernando Alonso/McLaren – 1:30.212
  14. Stoffel Vandoorne/McLaren – 1:30.525
  15. Max Verstappen/Red Bull – No Q2 time
  16. Romain Grosjean/Haas – 1:30.530
  17. Marcus Ericsson/Alfa Romeo Sauber – 1:31.063
  18. Sergey Sirotkin/Williams – 1:31.414
  19. Charles Leclerc/Alfa Romeo Sauber – 1:31.420
  20. Lance Stroll/Williams – 1:31.503

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Here are all the viewing details you need for 1 of the most entertaining races of the year; the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

Date: Sunday, 8 April

Time: 4:10p(BST) 11:10a (EDT)

TV Info: Sky Sports F1 (UK), ESPN2 (US)

Live StreamSky Go (UK), ESPN Player (US)

Enjoy the racing,

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