What a final race in Bahrain! Ferrari won the double, with Leclerc in first and Carlos Sainz in second. Hamilton finished third after seeing the Red Bulls in front of him retire due to problems with their car. Verstappen had battery issues and even managed to get the car into the pits by three laps, by the time it was in second. With this exit, Perez became Red Bull’s only hope to score with a driver on the podium in Bahrain, but in the first round of the last lap he ended up sprinting and the car… With all of this, Lewis Hamilton smiled, and rose to third. Behind the seven-time champion was George Russell, fourth, followed by Kevin Magnussen – what a Haas score!
Valtteri Bottas, who had already announced before the end of last season his departure from Mercedes, took Alfa Romeo to sixth place, and the team is still counting on Chinese (rookie) Guanyu Zhou for points (10). The Novice on these trips became the first Chinese driver to earn points in Formula 1. Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso also took points for the Alpine team, finishing seventh and ninth respectively. Yuki Tsunoda, the only AlphaTauri on track at the end, finished eighth after seeing Pierre Gasly leave with the car on fire.
Leave a small note of the performance of McLaren, Aston Martin and Williams. The three Mercedes-powered teams finished in the last six on the grid (with the exception of Gasly’s withdrawal and the retirement of Verstappen and Perez).
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