Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time in the opening session at the Sakhir circuit ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, round two of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The Australian set a fastest time of 01:31.060s ending the session just ahead of Mercedes Valtteri Bottas.
Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest for Scuderia Ferrari. The Iceman set a fastest time of 01:31.458s ending the session just ahead of team mate and current championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
Defending Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fifth fastest for the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team setting a time of 01:32.272s.
It was a great session for the Haas F1 Team as Romain Grosjean was sixth fastest with a time of 01:32/516s, with the Frenchman ending the session just ahead of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly.
The Renault Sport F1 Team’s Carlos Sainz ended the session in eighth place with a time of 01:32.885s.
Kevin Magnussen was ninth fastest for the Haas F1 Team with a time of 01:32.971s while Nico Hulkenberg in the second Renault rounded out the top ten with a time of 01:33.104s.
Fernando Alonso in the McLaren Renault ended the session just outside the top ten in 11th place just ahead of the Sauber F1 Team’s Charles LeClec.
McLaren Renault’s Stoffel Vandoorne was 13th fastest just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s pairing of Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley was 16th fastest with a time of 01:33.497s.
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson was 17th with a fastest time of 01:33.508s.
Sahara Force India’s Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon ended the session in 18th and 19th place respectively while Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen rounded out the order in 20th place having come to a stop on track having lost power in his car.