Following an encouraging pre-season take a look at, Verstappen continued to set the pace for Crimson Bull by going quickest in each free apply classes on the opening day of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
On the finish of FP2, McLaren’s Lando Norris was the Dutch driver’s closest competitor, with the pair cut up by simply zero.095s, whereas defending F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton held third place for Mercedes – however Norris doesn’t expect his team to stay within the combine towards Mercedes and Crimson Bull come qualifying.
With new Ferrari recruit Carlos Sainz Jr taking fourth place, Valtteri Bottas was shuffled again to fifth having been second quickest within the first session for Mercedes.
Sainz’s alternative at McLaren Daniel Ricciardo maintained the Woking-based staff’s spectacular begin to the Bahrain GP weekend in sixth place forward of F1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda who continues to catch the attention for AlphaTauri.
Lance Stroll led the new-look Aston Martin squad’s cost in eighth on the finish of the second session, with new team-mate Sebastian Vettel in 14th place, as Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) and Sergio Perez (Crimson Bull) rounded out the highest 10.
Fernando Alonso made a low-key begin to his return to F1 after two years away, with the Alpine driver 15th in FP2, one spot forward of fellow former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, after the Finn suffered a spin at Flip 2 halfway by way of the second session during which he suffered a damaged entrance wing.
What time does qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix begin?
Qualifying for Bahrain GP begins at 6pm native time (3pm GMT), utilizing the common Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format.
Date: Saturday 27 March 2021
Begin time: 6pm native time – 3pm GMT
How can I watch qualifying?
In the UK each F1 apply, qualifying and race is broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities F1, with qualifying protection beginning at 2pm GMT.
Autosport will likely be working a stay textual content protection of qualifying right here. [https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-bahrain-grand-prix-live-updates-final-practice-and-qualifying/709749/]
When can I watch the highlights?
In the UK Channel four is broadcasting highlights of qualifying for the Bahrain GP at 6:30pm GMT on Saturday. The complete programme will run for 90 minutes, overlaying each qualifying and wrapping up the most important speaking factors of the race weekend up to now.
For all the 2021 F1 season, Channel four will broadcast highlights of each qualifying and race on the Saturday and Sunday of every occasion. The highlights can even be obtainable on Channel four’s on demand catch up providers.
• Channel: Channel four
• Begin time: 6:30pm GMT
Will or not it’s on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each apply, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season will likely be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell and 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional stations.
Protection of the Bahrain GP qualifying will begin at 2:55pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional, obtainable on each DAB radio and the BBC Sounds app.
What is the climate forecast for qualifying on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit?
Hazy circumstances are forecast for Saturday night on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit however it’s anticipated to stay dry all through. Temperatures are set to be 29 levels Celsius at the beginning of qualifying.
Outcomes from FP2
Outcomes from FP1