Bahrain Grand Prix first practice: Pierre Gasly fastest at 2022 F1 surprise start, Lewis Hamilton seventh – World Today News

Pierre Gasly was the fastest at the first test in Bahrain

Pierre Gasly led AlphaTauri’s timing in the first practice of the new F1 season, and Lewis Hamilton was only seventh with Mercedes ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gasly set a time of 1:34.193 ahead of the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in Sahir’s afternoon heat, while George Russell’s other Mercedes finished fourth and world champion Max Verstappen fifth behind Red Bull.

Drivers will return to the track for a second practice session in Bahrain in the evening when track conditions are more representative of those the teams will face in qualifying on Saturday and Sunday’s race.

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Esteban Okon's Alpine side bridge broke at the start of the first practice session, causing alarm

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Esteban Okon’s Alpine side bridge broke at the start of the first practice session, causing alarm

Esteban Okon’s Alpine side bridge broke at the start of the first practice session, causing alarm

Bahrain Grand Prix Timesheet

Driver Command Time
1) Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri 1:34.193
2) Charles Leclerc ferrari +0.364
3) Carlos Sainz ferrari +0.418
4) George Russell mercedes +0.436
5) Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.549
6) Start a walk Aston Martin +0.621
7) Lewis Hamilton mercedes +0.750
8) Fernando Alonso Alpine +0.807
9) Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tauri +0.835
10) Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.857
11) Zhou Guangyu Alfa Romeo +0.860
12) Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.958
13) Nicholas Latifi Williams +1,451
14) Nico Hulkenburg Aston Martin +1.622
15) Alex Albon Williams +1.730
16) Lando Norris McLaren +2.111
17) Daniel Ricardo McLaren +2.209
18) Mick Schumacher Haas +2.343
19) Kevin Magnussen Haas +2.611
20) Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo No time

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Live streaming of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sky Sports F1

Friday 18 March
13:20: F3 qualifying
2:45 pm: 2nd Bahrain Grand Prix practice (session starts at 3:00 pm)
16:20: F2 qualifying
17:00: F1 Motor Show: Bahrain

Saturday 19 March
9:55 am: F3 sprint race.
11:45 AM: Bahrain Grand Prix third practice (session starts at 12:00 PM)
14:00: Preparation for qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
16:35: F2 sprint race.
5:35 pm: Ted’s qualification notebook.

Sunday 20 March
8:55 am: F3 special race
10:35 am: F2 cross-country race.
13:30: Grand Prix, Sunday: Bahrain
5:00 pm: Checkered Flag: Bahrain
6:00 pm: Ted’s notebook.
19:00: Highlights of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Many of our shows will also be simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix.

All Friday’s live streams will be available to watch on the Sky Sports Main Event, while Saturday’s qualifiers will air on the channel from 2:45 pm, alongside the F2 Sprint Race (4:35 pm) and Ted’s Qualifying Notebook (5:35 pm).