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Verstappen wins 2024 F1 season opener in Bahrain

Verstappen wins 2024 F1 season opener in Bahrain


The 2024 System 1 World Championship received underway on Saturday with the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was held on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit.

Reigning world champion Max Verstappen transformed a pole place right into a win, and was largely uncontested for all 57 laps of the race. Fellow Pink Bull driver Sergio Perez completed second, some 22 seconds behind his teammate, whereas Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz claimed third, roughly 25 seconds behind the winner.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc began the race on the entrance row and completed in fourth regardless of his tires locking up on a number of events. The fourth-place end along with Sainz’s efficiency maybe foreshadows that Ferrari will present the most important competitors for Pink Bull this season. Rounding out the highest 5 was Mercedes-Benz AMG’s George Russell.

Russell was an actual standout on the day due to some spectacular passes, together with a daring transfer early on to move Leclerc. Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll additionally recovered from an early spin to complete within the factors. Haas’ Nico Hulkenberg bumped into the rear of Stroll’s automobile within the first nook.

2024 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

2024 System 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

There have been few different dramas, although Williams’ Logan Sargeant went off the monitor on the exit of Flip 4 on the tenth lap, which introduced out the yellow flag. Sauber’s Valtteri Bottas was additionally held up in pit lane for nearly a minute on account of a difficulty with a wheel nut.

Late within the race, RB, previously AlphaTauri, initiated some last-minute controversy by giving staff orders to Yuki Tsunoda to yield to Daniel Ricciardo, who had a contemporary set of sentimental tires. After expressing some shock over the radio, Tsunoda ultimately complied although Ricciardo did not handle to move Haas’ Kevin Magnussen who was forward on the time.

Following the previous weekend’s motion, Verstappen leads the 2024 Drivers’ Championship with 26 factors. Perez is second with 18 factors and Sainz is third with 15 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Pink Bull leads with 44 factors, versus the 27 of Ferrari and 16 of Mercedes. The following race on the calendar is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend.

2024 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

2024 System 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

Beneath are the complete outcomes from the 2024 System 1 Bahrain Grand Prix:

1) Max Verstappen, Pink Bull Racing
2) Sergio Perez, Pink Bull Racing +22.457 seconds
3) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +25.110 seconds
4) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari +39.669 seconds
5) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG +46.788 seconds
6) Lando Norris, McLaren +48.458 seconds
7) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +50.324 seconds
8) Oscar Piastri, McLaren +56.082 seconds
9) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin +74.887 seconds
10) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +93.216 seconds
11) Zhou Guanyu, Sauber +1 lap
12) Kevin Magnussen, Haas +1 lap
13) Daniel Ricciardo, RB +1 lap
14) Yuki Tsunoda, RB +1 lap
15) Alexander Albon, Williams +1 lap
16) Nico Hulkenberg, Haas +1 lap
17) Esteban Ocon, Alpine +1 lap
18) Pierre Gasly, Alpine +1 lap
19) Valtteri Bottas, Sauber +1 lap
20) Logan Sargeant, Williams +2 laps



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