Sakhir Grand Prix Jack Aitken finished 17th in the Sakhir Grand Prix, and Nicholas did not finish due to a suspected oil leak which the team are now investigating READ MORE We've had the Bahrain GP - now it's time to get up to speed with everything you need to know about the "It is a very difficult decision, but it is the best one for my future. SAKHIR (Bahrain): World champion Lewis Hamilton said he was devastated to miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain having tested positive for coronavirus. Formula 1: Sakhir Grand Prix. "What happens is not so much in my hands at the moment, but I know I want to keep going. Updated 2010 GMT (0410 HKT) December 6, 2020. Mercedes are prepared to give Romain Grosjean a test in one of their cars to close off his Formula 1 career. The second Silverstone race was named as a way to celebrate the 70th year of the F1 grand prix world championship. Lap 85/87. It proved to be a stunning day for Racing Point, too, with Lance Stroll finishing third -- the Canadian's third podium and the team's first-ever double podium. Renault's Esteban Ocon, meanwhile, placed second to secure his first-ever podium. READ: 'Proud to partner Bahrainis,' says F1 boss amid human rights criticism, Hamilton crowned world champion for a seventh time. Mercedes fix radio problem that cost George Russell a maiden victory in Sakhir Grand Prix. "Ten years it took me. Sergio Perez celebrates his winning his first Grand Prix on Sunday, December 6. I don't know what to say ... the luck hasn't been with us this year but we've finally got it and I think we won today on merit.". The Sakhir Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 6th December 2020 and is the penultimate race of the 2020 Formula 1 season. READ: Can Mick Schumacher emulate his father in F1? And when Mercedes chose to pit both Russell and Bottas during a safety car period, Perez moved into the lead. SERGIO PEREZ has won the Sakhir Grand Prix after George Russell cruelly suffered a flat tyre to deny him a shot at glory. SHARE. Full race results for the Sakhir Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit, round 16 of the 2020 F1 world championship season. 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. Share: 1. The race will be the sixteenth and penultimate round in the 2020 Formula One Worl… F1. (CNN)Sergio Perez secured his first ever Formula One win in a thrilling Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday. The next race of the 2020 F1 season is the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday, November 6. Full results from Free Practice 2 for the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, round 16 of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season. SHARE. But the 22-year-old had to pit twice late on -- first when his team informed him the wrong set of tires had been put on his car and then again when he suffered a puncture -- to rob him of victory. It has taken Perez 190 starts before securing victory, which finally came in a highly entertaining race that looked to be going the way of George Russell, another driver chasing a maiden F1 win. F1 Driver Ratings from the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. Russell switched from his usual Williams to Mercedes after. Sakhir Grand Prix – 5.10pm-7.10pm (Sky Sports F1 from 3.30pm) Highlights: Channel 4 at 10pm. Sergio Perez secured his first ever Formula One win in a thrilling Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday. SHARE. The 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix 2020) is a Formula One motor race that is scheduled to take place over 87 laps on 6 December 2020 on the 'Outer Circuit' configuration at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. TWEET. If I'm not in the grid next year, I will be back in 2022.". Lewis Larkam. MANAMA: Sergio Perez took full advantage of his rivals' misfortunes on Sunday (Dec 6) as he battled from last position to claim his first Formula One victory in a chaotic Sakhir Grand Prix. A nightmare evening for Mercedes opened the door for rivals at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, and it was Sergio Perez who took advantage to win his first-ever F1 race. Both Verstappen, arguably the pre-race favorite, and Leclerc were forced out of the race after the collision, but Perez rallied and quickly started gaining places through the grid. SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix. Stand-in driver Russell had Valtteri Bottas’s tyres fitted to his car due to a pit stop miscommunication We've had the Bahrain GP - now it's time to get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, which takes place over 87 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit's 3.543-kilometre Outer Track layout, on Sunday, December 6. Russell is flying through the field but is going to run out of laps. Race Notes. Homepage. © 2003-2020 Formula One World Championship Limited. SAKHIR, Bahrain — Sergio Perez stayed calm amid the chaos at a remarkable Sakhir Grand Prix to clinch his first Formula One career win Sunday in his 190th race.. Duration: 00:30 11/26/2020. Find race, driver, circuit and team information, as well as news and results. Lewis Hamilton tested positive for Covid-19. The Mercedes Formula 1 team seemed to have everything under control in the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday. Sergio Perez was the winner of a sensational 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix despite dropping to the back of the field in a first-lap melee, triumphing at the expense of a luckless George Russell a and a dismal performance by Mercedes who inadvertently, or not, destroyed a fairytale night. George Russell could be disqualified from the Sakhir Grand Prix because Valtteri Bottas' tyres were incorrectly fixed to his car during a manic pit stop mix-up. A nd welcome to our coverage for the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit. (CNN)Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for Covid-19. The victory was even more remarkable given Perez had dropped to the back of the grid after an incident involving Red Bull's. This is the first Formula One race on the this track configuration. olga Bozoglu/Getty Images Author. George Russell, center, led for much of the Sakhir Grand Prix. Russell's bad luck was Perez's gain. 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix. Perez sits atop the podium at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday, December 6. The 30-year-old Perez is without a team for next season having announced in September that he would be leaving Racing Point despite signing a three-year contract in 2019. Now facing a season without a team, Perez is confident he still has a future in the sport. He was under pressure from a charging Russell in the closing stages, but the puncture cost the Briton and saw him drop to the back of the grid. 7 Dec 2020. Last modified on Sun 6 Dec 2020 14.38 EST George Russell was robbed of a probable victory on his Mercedes debut after a puncture in the closing stages of the Sakhir Grand Prix. EMAIL. 2020 Bahrain and Sakhir Grand Prix Star Performers; Sakhir performance risked making me look a fool, admits Bottas; Perez makes his case for 2021 chance with masterful recovery drive for first win; Perez breaks Webber’s record with 190-race wait for first win; Paddock Diary: Sakhir Grand Prix Sakhir Grand Prix full race results A terrible twist for Russell It was an agonising day for Russell, who has impressed enormously on his debut for Mercedes. Sakhir Grand Prix: Mercedes open to Romain Grosjean test drive - BBC Sport. Jake Williams-Smith "It just gives me a bit more peace with myself, to be honest," he said of the win. Everything you need to know about the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. 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In a disappointing race for the usually dominant Mercedes, Russell eventually finished ninth -- his first championship points in F1 -- while Bottas finished eighth. Sergio Perez said he felt like he was dreaming after claiming an astonishing first Formula One victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Sergio Perez wins the Sakhir Grand Prix! "I'm speechless, I hope I'm not dreaming," Perez said after the race. You can also find broadcast information, with details of how and where you can watch the race on TV, or download the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix schedule to your mobile device. The Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain served up an unforgettable race of thrills, spills and drama as Mexican driver Sergio Perez took the checkered flag after a remarkable event in the desert. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1532277294912-0');}). "For my health and safety, it is better I don't take the risk to race in Abu Dhabi," Grosjean said in a video posted on social media. CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. HIGHLIGHTS, RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Watch all the action from Perez's brilliant maiden win in Sakhir, ‘I hope I’m not dreaming’ – Perez rendered speechless after ending 190-race wait for victory, Bahrain International Circuit – Outer Track. 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix: Mercedes tell Bottas 'we need to be better' “Secondly, Car 77 [Bottas] made a pit stop to change tyres only to find that the front tyres to be fitted to it, were on Car 63, so was sent out after considerable delay, with the tyres that were on Car 77 prior to the pit stop. Jack Aitken finished 17 th in the Sakhir Grand Prix, and Nicholas did not finish due to a suspected oil leak which the team are now investigating; Nicholas started 16 th on the soft Pirelli tyre, with Jack lining up 17 th on the medium compound; Jack ran a three-stop strategy, pitting first for the hard Pirelli tyre on … Jubilant Perez beats Ocon to maiden win, as Russell suffers heartbreak in Sakhir, RESULTS