Formula 1: Problems with the engine deprived Leckler first place in BahrainApril 1, 2019
The Monegasque driver confidently led the second race of the season, surprising his piloting skills, but the problems with the SF90 engine threw him to the third position. The first two places again for the pilots “Mercedes”. For events on the track Sakhir is following Motosport.
Charles Leclaire, who has been playing for the Ferrari since this season, started from pole position, but already at the beginning he missed his team-mate Sebastian Vettel and the Australian Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas ahead, and then Lewis Hamilton almost went ahead. On the sixth lap, the young rider took control of the situation and again became the leader, however, the failed motor-generator let him down, so that each lap cost him five lost seconds. In the end, Leclaire finished third. He also drove the best lap for the entire race.
Vettel and Hamilton went one after another periodically changing places, but in another attempt to get ahead the German car spun on the track, and then he lost the front wing and had to go into the pits. The pilots “Scuderia” that day was not very lucky.
Sebastian managed to break through in the last laps, but he was no longer in the top three, coming to the finish line fifth. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) also remained outside the top-3 because of the safety car, which was released after the Renault pilots, who collided with each other during the race, left the track.
The results of the second stage of Formula 1 are as follows:
1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1: 34: 21,295
2) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) – backlog 2,980
3) Charles LeClaire (Scuderia Ferrari) – 6,131
4) Max Verstappen – (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing) – 6,408
5) Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari) – 36,068
6) Lando Norris (McLaren) – 45.754
7) Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo Racing) – 47.470
8) Pierre Gasley (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing) – 58,094
9) Alexander Albon (Scuderia Toro Rosso) – 1: 02,697
10) Sergio Perez (Racing Point) – 1: 03,696
11) Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing) – 1: 04,599
12) Daniel Quat (Scuderia Toro Rosso) – 1 lap
13) Kevin Magnussen (Haas) – 1 lap
14) Lance Stroll (Racing Point) – 1 lap
15) George Russell (Williams) – 1 lap
16) Robert Kubica (Williams) – 2 circles
17) Nico Hulkenberg (Renault Sport F1) – did not finish
18) Daniel Riccardo (Renault Sport F1) – did not finish
19) Carlos Sainz (McLaren) – did not finish
20) Romain Grosjean (Haas) – did not finish
This same weekend in Argentina, the second stage of MotoGP took place, the winner of which was Honda’s racing team and current world champion Marc Marquez.
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