Sebastian Vettel says he lost time on his final run in Q2 because he got too close to George Russell after trying to get a slipstream from the Williams.
Having locked out the front row in Bahrain last year, Ferrari are lapping 1.2 seconds slower this year, and their customers have also lost performance.
Valtteri Bottas says he was surprised by the gap between himself and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying, and suspects different set-ups on their cars may be responsible.
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in qualifying as Valtteri Bottas overcame Max Verstappen to take second place on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas will start second ahead of the two Red Bulls.
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Max Verstappen put Red Bull on top ahead of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, leading the Mercedes pair by almost three tenths of a second.
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Formula 1 drivers have been told race control will not police track limits at the exit of turn four for the remainder of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Formula 1 must avoid the “mistake” it made with the current engine rules when deciding the formula which will replace it.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has called on rivals to support a freeze on engine development and new rules to “converge” the performance between power units.
Pirelli have brought softer tyres to the Bahrain Grand Prix than last year, which could nudge teams towards two-stop strategies this weekend.
Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris have brought special helmet designs for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Pirelli has responded to criticism of its 2021 tyres by drivers including Lewis Hamilton, saying the test was “positive” despite this year’s cars not being optimised for next year’s rubber.
Lewis Hamilton has renewed his criticism of Pirelli’s tyres after sampling their latest compounds for the 2021 F1 season in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Alexander Albon says he could have avoided his heavy crash during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix by backing off more than he did when he ran wide.
Lewis Hamilton led the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix which was disrupted by a heavy crash for Alexander Albon.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said they will announce their 2021 drivers “soon”. Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin are favourites to take the seats.
Ferrari now back calls for a power unit freeze but suggest introducing different fuel flow rates to converge the performance between each and “help” less competitive manufacturers.