Formula 1 ROLEX- SAKHIR GRAND PRIX 2020-Race Result

POSDRIVERCARTIME/RETIREDPTS
1SERGIO PEREZRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:31:15.11425
2ESTEBAN OCONRENAULT+10.518s18
3LANCE STROLLRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES+11.859s15
4CARLOS SAINZMCLAREN RENAULT+12.580s12
5DANIEL RICCIARDORENAULT+13.330s10
6ALEXANDER ALBONRED BULL RACING HONDA+13.842s8
7DANIIL KVYATALPHATAHURI HONDA+14.534s6
8VALTTERI BOTTASMERCEDES+15.389s4
9GEORGE RUSSELLMERCEDES+18.556s3
10LANDO NORRISMCLAREN RENAULT+19.541s1
11PIERRE GASLYALPHATAURI HONDA+20.527s0
12SEBASTIAN VETTELFERRARI+22.611s0
13ANTONIO GIOVINAZZIALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI+24.111s0
14KIMI RAIKKONENALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI+22.153s0
15KEVIN MAGNUSSENHAAS FERRARI+32.370s0
16JACK AITKENWILLIAMS RACING +33.674s0
17PIETRO FITTIPALDIHAAS FERRARI+36.858s0
NCNICHOLAS LATIFIWILLIAMS RACINGDNF0
NCMAX VERSTAPPENRED BULL RACING HONDADNF0
NCCHARLES LECLERCFERRARIDNF0
Note – Russell scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race.

Sergio Perez incredibly wins the Sakhir GP after George Russell’s heartbreak. Russell was leading on Merc debut, but a botched pit-stop under Safety Car dropped him down the order. He made it back up to second but then had to pit again due to a slow puncture.
Safety Car was also deployed on the first lap as Perez and Leclerc collided. Verstappen crashed when trying to evade collision. Leclerc and Verstappen are out.

I can’t put it into words, to be honest. It wasn’t a nice feeling. I’ve had races where I’ve had victories taken away from me, but twice? I couldn’t believe it. I gave it everything I had.
“I was managing the race at the start. I felt confident, comfortable managing the gap to Valtteri. We had the muddle up in the pit-stop that put us on the back foot; I had to overtake. I think we still could have caught Sergio; we had such a tyre advantage; the car was so quick. Gutted. But incredibly proud of what we have achieved and happy to have had the opportunity.”

“Guys. I don’t know what to say. That was taken away from us twice. Honestly, it’s been a pleasure, and I’ve loved it, and honestly, I’m gutted. I’m absolutely gutted. But we’ll get this opportunity again. I hope we get this opportunity again. Thank you.”

Both Mercedes drivers were called into the pits to give them fresh tyre for the restart, thus protecting them from any cars behind that pitted and fitted new rubber.
Russell had a usual pitstop and exited safely, but after the stacked Bottas drove forward into the box. Before he left, the mechanics realized that Russell’s tyres had been fitted at the front – so the stop was aborted, and the hard tyres which Bottas had been using were fitted to the car again.

Russell had left with the front tyres of Bottas on his car, and he was then told that he had an incorrect tyre fitted, and he came into the pits in the next lap for a fresh set, before rejoining the safety car queue.
Russell eventually finished ninth, having been delayed further by a late puncture.

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