Vettel On Pole In Bahrain As Ferrari Lock Out The Front Row
Scuderia Ferrari’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit from pole position having set a qualifying time of 01:27.958s and starts the race just ahead of his team mate Kimi Raikkonen who was fastest in Q3 however he just missed out on the pole position and will start the race from the front row.
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas starts the race from third place having ended his Q3 run 0.166s behind Vettel with a lap time of 01:28.124s.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo starts the race from fourth place having set a time of 01:28.398s and will start the race just ahead of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly who secured his best career start as the Frenchman rolls off fifth having set a time of 01:29.329s.
The Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen starts the race from sixth place just ahead of the Renault Sport F1 Team’s Nico Hulkenberg.
The Sahara Force India Formula One Team’s Esteban Ocon starts the race from 8th place just ahead of defending world champion Lewis Hamilton who starts the race from ninth place for the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team thanks to a five place grid penalty.
The Renault Sport F1 Team’s Carlos Sainz rounds out the top ten for the Enstone based outfit. Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley starts the race from 11th place just ahead of Sergio Perez in the second Force India. It was a disappointing session for McLaren Renault and Fernando Alonso as the Spaniard starts the race from 13th place just ahead of his team mate Stoffel Vandoorne.
It was a disappointing session for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen as the Dutchman never made it out of Q1 having hit the wall and as a result he starts from 15th place despite setting a time that put him into Q2.
The Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean had a tough session as he will start the race from 16th place having set a time of 01:30.530s.
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson starts the race from 17th place just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Sergey Siroktin. Charles Leclec starts the race from 19th place for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.
Williams Martini Racing’s Lance Stroll rounded out the grid in 20th place with a time of 01:31.503s.