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LIVE. Bahrain F1 GP: Verstappen retains first place, Leclerc tumbles, follow the race

The first Grand Prix of the F1 2024 season takes place this Saturday on the Sakhir circuit, for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Follow this first race of the year live.

The essentials

  • The start of the race smiled on everyone. Max Verstappen who kept é his first place just ahead of Charles Leclerc. The latter then suffered and lost places. 
  • Friday, during the traditional qualifying session, it was Max Verstappen who showed himself. the fastest and achievedé pole position.
  • The three-time reigning F1 world champion was however é worried since the start of the weekend, notably by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc 2nd on the grid but also by the Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. The Briton nevertheless failed in qualifying, only setting the 9th fastest time during Q3.


16:38 – Ocon gets fooled

French is required. to lean into turn 4 facing à Daniel Ricciardo and slide à 16th position in this Bahrain GP. 

16:36 – Ricciardo wide at turn n° 10

The Australian misses the rope point and ends up passing à outside. The Racing Bull driver pursues Esteban Ocon. 

16:35 – An update on the Alpine

After 20 laps in this Bahrain GP, ​​Esteban Ocon is in the lead. 15th place while Pierre Gasly is 19th. 

16:32 – Sainz is unleashedîn& oacute; !!

The Spanish driver makes a stunning start to the Bahrain GP. After having exceeded Leclerc, Sainz overtakes Russell with ease disconcerting and will chase away the second in the race, Sergio Perez. 

16:31 – The leader stops

Max Verstappen starts the 18th lap from the pits. The Dutchman has a huge margin and emerges with a comfortable lead ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez. 

16:30 – Sainz passes!

The Spaniard again overtakes his teammate in this GP of Bahrain. Charles Leclerc is having a particularly difficult start to the race. 

16:30 – New battle at Ferrari

Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc fight à again to gain fourth place. The Spaniard seems faster on the track at the start of the Bahrain GP. 

16:28 – Alonso stops

À At the end of the 15th lap of this Bahrain GP, ​​Fernando Alonso stopped. The former Renault driver emerges &agrav; 10th place just ahead of his teammate Lance Stroll. 

16:27 – Sainz in the pits

Max Verstappen's runner-up enters the pits and emerges just behind Charles Leclerc, whom he had overtaken. before the first burst of arrests. Max Verstappen is now ahead of Fernando Alonso on the 15th lap of this Bahrain GP. The Dutchman and the Spaniard still haven't stopped. 

16:26 – Perez climbs à sixth place

The Mexican arrives à to get ahead of Russell after having perfectly descended the British. Both drivers have new tires in this Bahrain GP. 

16:23 – The first stops ;ts to the pits

Leclerc is forced to pit after this very difficult start to the Grand Prix. The Monegasque changes his tires and precedes several drivers like Russell or Perez. 

16:21 – Sainz passes Leclerc

No team instructions at the time of the match. the two Ferraris are fighting for third place. Carlos Sainz is now ahead of his teammate. 

16:20 – Sargeant can start again

The Williams driver finally left in this Bahrain GP. The yellow flag is therefore over. 

16:19 – Sargeant à stop!

Yellow flag in sector 1 in this Bahrain GP. Logan Sargeant is à stopping in the first turn. Definitely a mechanical problem. 

16:17 – The Alpines have grabbed some a few places

At dawn of the 9th lap, Esteban Ocon is 16th, Pierre Gasly 17th.


What is the starting grid for the Bahrain GP 2024 ?

At the end of the qualifications held on Friday March 1, it was the three-time reigning world champion Max Verstappen who achieved the highest score. pole position, ahead of the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc. On the 2nd row, we find George Russell at the wheel of the first Mercedes and Carlos Sainz in the 2nd Ferrari. Disappointment for Lewis Hamilton in 9th and especially for the Alpine of Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly who bring up the rear in 19th and 20th rows.

At what time will the start of the Bahrain GP 2024 ?

See you this Saturday March 2, 2024 for the first Grand Prix of the season. The start will be given &agrav; 4 p.m. French time. The 20 drivers will set off for 57 laps of the track. of F1 at the Sakhir circuit. In this configuration, it measures a little longer than 5 kilometers (5412 meters to be precise).

On which channel to follow the GP of Bahrain 2024 ?

Once again, it is on Canal + that we will be able to follow the 24 Grands Prix of the 2024 season. The entire race will be broadcast. aired this Saturday on the main channel Canal+. Departure will be beforehand. by the show "La Grille" from 2:20 p.m., followed by the race then the podium scheduled for next week. 5:45 p.m. The Formula One broadcast will then summarize the race from now on. from 6 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116