The first race of the 2021 season at the Formula 1 World Championship was held in Bahrain
The Bahrain Grand Prix was won by Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton.
VERSTAPPEN RELEASED TO THE SECOND PLACE OF THE RACE.
The Dutch driver of the Red Bull team Max Verstappen, who started the race over 57 laps at the 5.4 km International Bahrain Circuit in Sakhir Desert in the Northern Governorate, continued to lead until the end of the race, but after Hamilton after the second pit-stop joined the race.
Lewis Hamilton made no mistake after the leadership he achieved in the last rounds and reached the 96th victory of his career in the Bahrain Grand Prix with a time of 1.32.03.897.
NEW OWNER OF SCHUMACHER’S RECORD
The British pilot is also the new holder of the 5 thousand 111 laps leader completion record in the championship belonging to the legendary pilot Michael Schumacher.
Verstappen, who crossed the finish line 0.745 behind Mercedes pilot Hamilton, was second, while Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas from Finland was third, 37.383 seconds behind the leader.
SCHUMACHER’S SON MICK BECOMES 16TH
German driver Sebastian Vettel, who transferred to the Aston Martin team, finished the race in 15th place, starting from the last place on the grounds that he violated the rules in the qualifying rounds. Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, came in 16th in the first race of the F1 season with the Haas team.
The other driver of the Haas team, Russian Nikita Mazepin, failed to get a place in the first race of his F1 career by accident. After a long break with the Alpine team, Fernando Alonso, Nicholas Latifi of Williams, and Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri were the other drivers who could not complete the race.
RACE 2 IN ITALY ON APRIL 18
The second race of the season, which will be hosted by Italy in Formula 1, will take place on April 18.
After the Bahrain Grand Prix, the top 5 pilots and teams classification were as follows:
1. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain): 25 puan
2. Max Verstappen (Netherlands): 18
3.Valtteri Bottas (Finland): 16
4. Lando Norris (Great Britain): 12
5. Sergio Perez (Mexico): 10
1. Mercedes: 41
2. Red Bull: 28
3. McLaren: 18
4. Ferrari: 12
5. AlphaTauri: 2