We made some steps forward but we couldn't compete with that last lap Max did. Qualifying: 0:00 - 1:00 JST; Race: 20:30 - 22:30 JST; Monday 29th March 2021. It will be a long and exciting race tomorrow though and we will see what we can do.". The whole Team worked tremendously hard over the winter to put us in this position and Honda and ExxonMobil have also done a stellar job for us. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) Posted by. We had mixed fortunes with the yellow flags at the end of Q1 with Nicholas being unable to use DRS on the final straight as a result, but George largely unaffected. The Bahrain International Circuit is the setting for the Formula 1 season opener in 2021, with qualifying set to get underway on Saturday afternoon. Once there, he only ran once and couldn’t quite get on the pace of the Alfa Romeo but it is still a decent start. Charles, Carlos and the whole team have tackled the start of the season working methodically and with determination, going into the smallest detail to get all the potential out of the package. Green Flag. Honda have also been working very hard this winter, just like every year. You are such a boss! 27.03.2021. Now we have to focus on preparing for what will be a long and difficult race, run in conditions that could be very different to those we have seen so far this weekend.”, BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF21 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. David Coulthard gets a cake in the face to celebrate his birthday from pole-sitter Max Verstappen after qualifying for the 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix. It was the 64th pole for the Red Bull Racing team. Add in that on race pace they look much closer to their rivals, and all is not lost ahead of the first race of the season. I have been struggling in FP2 and FP3 as I could not find the feeling with the car but I worked quite a lot on the driving and in qualy I was actually quite confident I would be able to do the lap I wanted. P2 puts us in a position to cause Red Bull trouble tomorrow. It is what it is. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images), BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing and The Netherlands during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. First one of the season, so I think we’re pretty happy with sixth and seventh for the team and getting to see where the car is – it’s a good position for tomorrow. On a positive note, the car felt better in qualifying and all the work we have done since testing is taking us in a good direction, so we have the potential to be faster. After a lacklustre FP3 which saw both drivers down the order, qualifying was a much better show from the Woking-based team. Formula 1 2021 Qualifying Race Live Telecast Information: F1 Bahrain GP 2021 Qualifying race Live telecast information is here. The plan for tomorrow is to attack and score points. Includes a corner-by-corner analysis together with dates and start times for all the sessions, together with details of previous winners of the race and current lap record. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen scored his 4th F1 pole position of his career, during the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying session today. It's hard to read where we are on race pace from the Friday long runs as we didn't land the car in the right window but we're fairly confident we've improved the rear grip so it will be less of a handful in the race. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images), Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team A521. F1 Replay 1080P FP1 / FP2 / FP3 / Qualifying / PreRace / Race / PostRace. The Bahrain International Circuit is the setting for the Formula 1 season opener in 2021, with qualifying set to get underway on Saturday afternoon. They are flat out all of the time and like us they just want to win. I think we’re still in a reasonable position and have the potential to make our way forward during the race.”, “We were fairly happy with the performance of both car’s this morning – having dealt with the problem on Yuki’s car overnight – and both drivers seemed happy with their cars during FP3. The latest Formula 1 news and news from other motorsport series you will find on RacingNews365.com, the world’s leading independent F1 website bringing daily news from the world of F1, as well as the top drivers including world champion Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo or youngsters like Lando Norris and George Russell.. The pedal just went long, it’s something we need to look into. For the first race of the year it’s important for us to show some good potential for the season ahead and I think we’ve managed to do that today. tweet. We have to finish it off tomorrow but if I can have a good start I’m confident we can do a good job.”, “Congratulations to Max and the Team on pole position as that’s the perfect way to start the season. The track ramped up, the soft-shod runners swept ahead and that left Perez tumbling down the order and out of the top 10 on his qualifying debut for Red Bull. "I don’t want to do somersaults or backflips just yet, but it’s certainly a nice start for the campaign and I think we’ll do alright tomorrow. Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & … 2 days ago. That’s when on his third attempt he spun – his rear brakes locked up. Q1 "I feel confident for tomorrow but it’s going to be difficult as other cars around us seem to be very strong in terms of race pace and are starting on mediums, so it’s going to be tricky to keep them behind. By Michael Lamonato March 27, 2021 9:32 AM. Q1 (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images), It was a mixed bag from Alpine, who still haven’t quite performed as their testing pace suggested. Posted by 2 days ago (NON TORRENT) F1 Bahrain Qualifying 2021. “It’s a great feeling to be on pole and I haven’t experienced a season start like this. The Brit, 36, moved level … We have two cars to battle against one Red Bull tomorrow. Two Ferrari cars in the top 10 in qualifying was a sight for sore eyes, the Scuderia last having managed that feat at Silverstone last season. I think we can be happy with where we are. The Red Bull driver will start from P1 for the first time in Bahrain. It’s a good reward for the team after the good work put in over the winter. It's just what the doctor ordered! Two cars into the top 10, and it was the new boy Ricciardo who ended up pipping his team mate by just 0.047s to sixth on the grid. Qualifying takes place during cooler track conditions here in Bahrain, but both cars performed well in Q1. I am really excited to get going for tomorrow’s race because the first race is always a little bit unpredictable and exciting. Qualifying: 0:00 - 1:00 JST; Race: 20:30 - 22:30 JST; Monday 29th March 2021. He’s put in a really good performance already this weekend, so I’m really pleased with that. © 2003-2021 Formula One World Championship Limited. Nicky couldn’t quite extract the same performance as George on this occasion, but he will start only two places back, and given his strong high fuel pace, he has an excellent chance to race with George. Close. Great work from the whole team, along with our colleagues from Mercedes, which allowed us to execute three very good qualifying sessions. Bahrain was a sample of one but that qualifying speed indicated that AlphaTauri has got its act together in 2021. share. We have been struggling all weekend to find the right balance of the car, as well as get some consistency and driveability. We’ll try to make up some positions from our starting spot but we have to be wary of the cars around us as some of our competitors are starting on the medium tyres so it will be a close race.”, “It was a very disappointing qualifying on our side of the garage. Pierre made that work – he was one of four drivers to get through to Q3 on the mediums – however, Yuki wasn’t able to extract the best from the tyre in the second session. RACE CENTRE: Bahrain Grand Prix, qualifying, live timings. We have a very good opportunity to achieve a good result as we saw how our performance was close to the cars ahead of us. HIGHLIGHTS, Hamilton wins epic season opener by just 0.7s after thrilling battle with Verstappen in Bahrain, HIGHLIGHTS: Watch all the action from the Bahrain GP as the fight for victory went down to the last lap. We’ll need to see how the weather is tomorrow, do our best and see what we can get out of the race. It was the 64th pole for the Red Bull Racing team. At least we are closer to Red Bull than we were in testing. Sebastian was unfortunate to come across two yellow flags on his final push lap, which ultimately cost him a place in Q2. He has it all to do tomorrow. Tomorrow, we still target points. FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Only, BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. In Q3, our tyre strategy meant Lance was only able to run once, but 10th on the grid leaves him well placed for tomorrow and he will be in the hunt for points. 8 comments. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images), BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Lance Stroll of Canada and Aston Martin F1 Team walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. F1 Bahrain GP 2021Qualifying race live stream will be available at F1 TV worldwide, Hotstar in India, In Asia it will be Fox+. “It’s a pleasant relief to get the first quali out of the way and get a decent result. He’s done everything asked of him so far this weekend, and now just needs to deliver on race day. The car had felt good coming from FP3 and the communication with the team was really good. Throughout qualifying I was feeling more and more comfortable. I’m really looking forward to the race now.”, BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan driving the (22) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT02 Honda leaves the garage during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. The Brit, 36, moved level … Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir, Bahrain, Qualifying Day. The teams are understood to … (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images). But in the final year of these regulations you need to push the needle further to not only beat Red Bull but also some of the other teams. There’s still a lot of work to be done, however. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: It’s probably a bit more of a race track than a qualifying track, so hopefully, after focusing a little bit on that throughout the weekend, we can be strong tomorrow.”, “We’ve got off to a good start in our first qualifying session of the year. Hopefully that won’t happen tomorrow. Both drivers looked good in Q1, but found themselves on the cusp of the top 10 in Q2 after opting to boldly run the medium compound tyres. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images), BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri prepares to drive in the garage during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. Using the links above you can find the full weekend schedule, including details of practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences and special events, plus the latest news headlines, circuit information and F1 race results. Alonso used all his experience to steer his A521 into Q3, but once there could only get on the pace of the Aston Martin. Close. It’s a shame to not be starting the race further up the grid but we know the race pace is there, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow. ANALYSIS: What does James Allison stepping back from Technical Director role mean for Mercedes? Browse through 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain GP results, statistics, rankings and championship … Overtaking is possible here so we will try our best to use strategy to help Sebastian fight his way through the field tomorrow.”, BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Aston Martin AMR21 Mercedes on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. The race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. My first lap in Q1 had quite a bit of margin for improvement, but on my second run there were two yellow flags, which made it impossible to progress to Q2. We need to put everything together – strategy, start, pit stops – and get the maximum out of our cars, but we can definitely aim for the points.”, “Our target was to put both cars in Q2 and we did it. After topping FP3, it really did seem Verstappen’s qualifying to lose and so it proved, the Dutchman laying down a mighty final lap to grab his fourth career pole by a huge four tenths of a second. The wind switched around 180 degrees and the car handled completely differently, but I still struggled out there. Formula One Calendar for 2021 season with all F1 grand prix races, practice & qualifying sessions. Dropping behind a Ferrari and an AlphaTauri wasn’t part of the plan, but it is a solid enough opening for the team as they seek a good start to their defence of third in the constructors’ championship tomorrow. We've got a good platform to build on now, I’m really happy with how we approached it as a team, not putting too much pressure on me. After seeing his first lap time deleted in Q2 for exceeding track limits, the pressure was on and the Mexican opted to remain on the slower medium tyre for his next run. ", "It was tough today and I am not completely satisfied. Formula1 Round 1 – Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 26-28 Mar 2020 Livestream and Full Race Online Free 720p HD online stream and replay 1080p Full HD. I had an issue with my brake-by-wire and I locked-up on the rears at Turn 1. level 1. I wasn’t totally confident with the car balance in any of the practice sessions this weekend. Pierre had two strong runs on the soft tyre in Q3 and is starting in a good place tomorrow to pick up some great points. We were a bit off the pace yesterday, but they could see I was just trying to figure it out. In qualifying, though, the temperature was a lot cooler and I was able to attack and feel the car a little bit better. By Michael Lamonato March 27, 2021 9:32 AM. THE 2021 Formula 1 season is UNDER WAY and Lewis Hamilton has dealt the first blow with victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The dedication of all those who have been in Bahrain since the test, as well as all those who have supported from the UK, is outstanding and testament to a great team spirit. The weekend is not over.”, “We have mixed emotions after today’s qualifying with Fernando in ninth and Esteban in 16th. save. You can also find broadcast information, with details of how and where you can watch the race on TV, or download the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix schedule to your mobile device. Latifi managed to beat the Haas pair but could have a long afternoon of it towards the back of the field. Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix, which takes place over 57 laps of the 5.412-kilometre Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on Sunday, March 28. On a positive side, it was nice to see Fernando going into Q3 and that’s a good start to the season for him. Mazepin had a tricky start to his F1 qualifying career, spinning twice in Q1 and even bringing out the yellows as the chequered flag fell which foiled a few flying laps from his rivals. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images), BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: The Red Bull Racing team celebrate the pole position of Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. Alfa Romeo seem to have a made a step up since the off season, helped by a more powerful Ferrari PU. "A very positive day for the team. But starting from third at this track isn't bad so I'm looking forward to it. best. However, the qualifying session for me was the best the car has felt so far this weekend. "The last couple of weeks in Bahrain have been intense and busy, but the team have worked very hard and as a result achieved a creditable result today, outpacing some fundamentally quicker cars. It’s only the first qualy of the year and it’s run in very strange conditions. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images), BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. There are still lots of positives to take-away from today – it was my first Formula 1 qualifying session and I’m feeling confident in the car. Bahrain Grand Prix, Friday 26th March 2021. We are starting inside the top 10 and with a good start, strong tyre management and well executed strategy, we can target some good points tomorrow. That meant the German departed at the first time of asking, but Stroll at last saved the team’s blushes by making Q3. Thanks so much. Verstappen tops Hamilton in F1 Bahrain GP qualifying. 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix - Post Qualifying Discussion. "There will be time to analyse qualifying in depth next week, but now I want to switch my full focus to tomorrow’s race. Even though we have made a step closer to the front of the field, the Alfa has made an even greater step, so I wasn’t expecting to get into Q2 today. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images), BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Carlos Sainz of Spain driving the (55) Scuderia Ferrari SF21 during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. Formula 1 chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali appears to have cleared the final hurdle for Formula 1's sprint qualifying trial in 2021. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images). ROUND 1: Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Length: 5.412 km (3.363 mi) Distance: 57 laps, 308.238 km (191.530 mi) Lap … In general, I was happy with my performance today, I’d say I was about 95 percent happy with my lap. Our job is to maximise all the opportunities and see what happens.”, “It was a good fight out there today and it is clear that the midfield has become even closer this year because a lost tenth or two will put you in Q2. Mr Saturday was at it again, Russell not just out-qualifying his team mate once again but also making it to Q2. “Not a bad result for the first qualifying of the year: of course, it could have been a bit better, as I made a couple of small mistakes here and there in my laps, but it could have been a lot worse. I’ll analyse the data tonight with my engineers, ahead of the race tomorrow, as I am continuing to learn from every lap that I complete. In the UK the live streaming will be available at All 4 & Sky Sports. My main focus is to learn and to gain experience and build on that for the future.”, “The conditions in qualifying were very tricky, they’d changed a lot from FP3. We were absolutely right to use the medium tyres in Q2 but unfortunately it just didn’t pay off and I didn’t deliver the lap I should have. There were some impressive runs on the soft tyre in the second race especially, as part of an alternative strategy that helped some drivers make big gains from the back of the field – influenced also by the safety car.”, Aston Martin sign last year’s super-sub Nico Hulkenberg as reserve driver for 2021, Wolff ‘very much hopes’ Hamilton stays with Mercedes in 2022 – and wants deal done by summer, New CEO Rossi promises Alpine will deliver ‘best ever car’ for F1’s new era in 2022, Ferrari hoping to become power unit ‘benchmark’ again with all-new 2022 engine, says Binotto, © 2003-2021 Formula One World Championship Limited.