Sergio Perez starred in both Bahrain races – but only got the result he deserved in one of them. Here’s our verdict on the best and worst weekends from F1’s double-header in Sakhir.
Valtteri Bottas admitted his Sakhir GP performance risked making him look “a fool” as he spent much of the race behind team newcomer George Russell.
All night long at the Sakhir Grand Prix it looked like Formula 1 was going to crown a new winner. And it did – but not the one which seemed set to clinch victory as the race headed into its final quarter.
Sergio Perez set a new record for the longest wait before winning a race, and became the first Mexican to win in F1 for 50 years. Here’s all the Sakhir Grand Prix stats.
A week of huge news stories preceded the Sakhir Grand Prix, and the race weekend itself added yet more drama to the closing stages of 2020.
Who was the best driver during the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
How much did the Safety Car help Sergio Perez in yesterday’s Sakhir Grand Prix? He was already on course for a podium finish without it despite ending lap one in 18th.
Daniil Kvyat expects he will not be on the grid for the 2021 F1 season and is hoping to return with another team in the future.
If George Russell hadn’t been so alert to the opportunity to make a ‘free’ pit stop under the Safety Car, he could have been spared Mercedes’ error which cost him victory.
George Russell said he found it hard to believe how well his first race weekend with Mercedes was going, until a pit stop error cost him victory.
Esteban Ocon said his first podium finish in the Sakhir Grand Prix was an “awesome” result following the criticism he has faced since his return to F1.
Racing Point co-owner Lawrence Stroll says he hopes Sergio Perez is offered a drive with Red Bull next year after leaving his team.
The 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in pictures.
Sergio Perez says he faces losing his F1 drive at the end of the year partly because “not the best drivers are in Formula 1”.
George Russell said chances to win the Sakhir Grand Prix were taken away from him twice after leading more than half of the race.
What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc has been given a three-place grid penalty for the final race of the season for his collision with Sergio Perez during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Racing Point move up to third place in the constructors’ championship following Sergio Perez’s victory in the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez is convinced he would have won the Sakhir Grand Prix even if George Russell hadn’t suffered a late puncture.
Sergio Perez has scored the first victory of his Formula 1 career despite a first-lap collision which left him 18th at the end of lap one, after a pit stop error cost George Russell the lead.