Charles Leclerc said he was to blame for a first-lap collision with Sergio Perez which put the Ferrari driver out of the race and caused Max Verstappen’s retirement.
Romain Grosjean will not take part in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which was due to be his final F1 race.
Alexander Albon praised George Russell’s performance in his first qualifying session for Mercedes, saying his car looked “pretty nice to drive.”
RaceFans spoke to the Bahrain race promoter about competition from Saudi Arabia, the decision to race on the Outer track, and safety changes following Romain Grosjean’s crash.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is not concerned about potential rivalry between his drivers in today’s Sakhir Grand Prix, following George Russell’s arrival as a substitute alongside Valtteri Bottas
Daniil Kvyat and Romain Grosjean have spoken for the first time since they tangled at the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix, causing the Haas driver’s huge crash
There will be no team orders for Mercedes’ new driver line-up, and strategies look hard to predict for all teams, which points towards an unpredictable race.
Valtteri Bottas set a new record for the shortest ever lap in F1. And George Russell’s impressive performance meant Mercedes had the most closely-matched team mates.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas said he lost time on his final run because he didn’t have a slipstream, but praised new team mate George Russell who qualified just two-hundredths of a second behind him.
George Russell said Mercedes told him a top six result in qualifying would be fine for his first effort. He is still adjusting to the car and revealed he accidentally selected neutral during the session
Charles Leclerc used lessons from Pierre Gasly’s onboard camera to equal his best qualifying position of the year so far at at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
George Russell said he was disappointed to miss pole position by just two-hundredths of a second in his first weekend with Mercedes.
Valtteri Bottas narrowly beat his new Mercedes team mate George Russell to pole position on the Bahrain Outer circuit, while Charles Leclerc starred for Ferrari.
Valtteri Bottas leads a Mercedes one-two ahead of team mate George Russell, followed by Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
Follow the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix qualifying session on RaceFans Live.
Max Verstappen put Red Bull on top in the final practice session for the Sakhir Grand Prix, relegating Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to second place by two tenths of a second.
George Russell, Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi and Sebastian Vettel are sporting new helmet designs this weekend – and Lando Norris’s much-delayed Turkish Grand Prix helmet finally turned up.
Follow the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is among those who thinks the cost of Lewis Hamilton’s next Mercedes contract may come down after George Russell substitutes for him this weekend.