F1 Sakhir GP 2020 Results & Highlights

F1 Sakhir GP 2020 Results & Highlights: Sergio Perez In An Extraordinary Display of Drive Wins The Sakhir GP As Mercedes Pit Stop Goof Up & Late Tyre Puncture Snatches Opportunity from Mercedes.

As expected Sakhir GP did deliver the a surprise as Sergio Perez brings out his maiden F1 race win. Sergio Perez won the Sakhir GP a stellar performance from Racing point as they see both of their drivers on podium. Estaben Ocon takes the second spot with a superb performance. The Mercedes were looking in complete control of the race before they performed a pit stop goof up. It cost both their drivers Valtteri Bottas & Georage Russell a F1 race win chance. Then a late rear tyre puncture in Russell cars took away any chance they had. It was a mixed race for George Russel who went down from race leader to finish 9th behind Bottas who also struggled as due to the pit stop goof up where he was called for pit stop but had to be sent on the same set of tyers.

 

Sergio Perez what a race after lap 1 who could have thought that he would end up winning the race. His pace was very strong in the very fist lap got relegated to 18th spot which was the last spot as Max & Leclerc race ended right after the incident in lap 1. To win the race from the back was of the pack was incredible, and achieved his first F1 win.

F1 Sakhir GP 2020 Results

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Sergio Perez with his stellar performance now has put up a strong contendership for the fourth spot in Drivers Standings.

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 332
2 Valtteri Bottas FIN MERCEDES 205
3 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA 189
4 Sergio Perez MEX RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 125
5 Daniel Ricciardo AUS RENAULT 112
6 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 98
7 Carlos Sainz ESP MCLAREN RENAULT 97
8 Alexander Albon THA RED BULL RACING HONDA 93
9 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN RENAULT 87
10 Lance Stroll CAN RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 74
11 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI HONDA 71
12 Esteban Ocon FRA RENAULT 60
13 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI 33
14 Daniil Kvyat RUS ALPHATAURI HONDA 32
15 Nico Hulkenberg GER RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 10
16 Kimi Räikkönen FIN ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 4
17 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 4
18 George Russell GBR MERCEDES 3
19 Romain Grosjean FRA HAAS FERRARI 2
20 Kevin Magnussen DEN HAAS FERRARI 1
21 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
22 Jack Aitken GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
23 Pietro Fittipaldi BRA HAAS FERRARI 0

F1 Sakhir GP 2020 Highlights

CHECO: “I’m speechless. I hope I’m not dreaming. Ten years it took me. I don’t know what to say. After the first lap the race was gone but it was about not giving up. I think we won today on merit”

ESTEBAN: “I’ve no words. I cried on the line. So many emotions going through my mind. It’s been a tough season. We’ve kept working hard, staying motivated. It’s important to believe in yourself. It’s hard work but it’s paid off”

TOP 10

  1. Perez
  2. Ocon
  3. Stroll
  4. Sainz
  5. Ricciardo
  6. Albon
  7. Kvyat
  8. Bottas
  9. Russell
  10. Norris
  • Perez is in control as Russell suffer rear tyre puncture

LAP 75/87

  • Current to 5 Perez, Russel, Ocon, Stroll & Bottas
  • Perez is the race leader after Mercedes Pit stop goof up
  • Bottas is on the older tyres.

LAP 60/87

  • Current top 5, Russell, Bottas, Perez, Ocon & Stroll
  • Perez taking full advantage as  he breezes past Stroll & Ocon
  • Driver trying to take advantage of virtual safety car
  • Nicholas Latifi get out of the race

Lap 45/87

  • The top 5, Russell, Bottas, Perez Albon & Sainz
  • Stroll pits and currently running at 10 as Estaben Ocon overtakes him
  • Ricciardo is still hunting Kvyatt
  • The race leader yet to pit

Lap 30/87

  • The current top 5 Russell, Bottas, Stroll, Ocon & Perez
  • Stroll takes the 5th place as Kvyatt pits and Kvyatt urrently running 10th
  • Perez takes 6th as Sainz pits as well and came out 9th
  • Sergio Perez showing exceptional pace beats Albon to claim 9 spot
  • Norris taken a pit spot and currently running

Lap 20/87

  • The current top 5, Russell, Bottas, Sainz, Ricciardo & Kayat intact
  • Landon Norris who climbed up to 9th place after starting from 19th lost to Albon & Perez
  • Sergi0 Perez climbed his way back to 10th place

Lap 10/87

  • The current top 5, Russell, Bottas, Sainz, Ricciardo & Kayat intact
  • Bottas fights back and reclaim his second spot back again.
  • Carlos Sainz befiely takes over Bottas for the second place
  • The current top 5, Russell, Bottas, Sainz, Ricciardo & Kayat
  • Safety care deployed.
  • George Russell takes the lead in the opening lap.

  • Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc out of the race.
  • Perez relegated down to 18th place

The cars are getting ready for the formation lap. Lando Norris will start 19th and Fittipaldi will start 20 both due to engine change.

 

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