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 Lewis Hamilton tested positive for Covid-19. 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. Mercedes are prepared to give Romain Grosjean a test in one of their cars to close off his Formula 1 career. READ: Can Mick Schumacher emulate his father in F1? 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. F1. F1 Driver Ratings from the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. (CNN)Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for Covid-19. (CNN)Sergio Perez secured his first ever Formula One win in a thrilling Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday. 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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1532277294912-0');}). SHARE. © 2003-2020 Formula One World Championship Limited. 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. "It just gives me a bit more peace with myself, to be honest," he said of the win. Sergio Perez secured his first ever Formula One win in a thrilling Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday. Stand-in driver Russell had Valtteri Bottas’s tyres fitted to his car due to a pit stop miscommunication Full results from Free Practice 2 for the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, round 16 of the 2020 Formula 1 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. 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. A nd welcome to our coverage for the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit. 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. Jubilant Perez beats Ocon to maiden win, as Russell suffers heartbreak in Sakhir, RESULTS The second Silverstone race was named as a way to celebrate the 70th year of the F1 grand prix world championship. Now facing a season without a team, Perez is confident he still has a future in the sport. 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.". Find race, driver, circuit and team information, as well as news and results. 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. Updated 2010 GMT (0410 HKT) December 6, 2020. Russell is flying through the field but is going to run out of laps. 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): World champion Lewis Hamilton said he was devastated to miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain having tested positive for coronavirus. The victory was even more remarkable given Perez had dropped to the back of the grid after an incident involving Red Bull's. Duration: 00:30 11/26/2020. 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.. TWEET. The next race of the 2020 F1 season is the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday, November 6. "It is a very difficult decision, but it is the best one for my future. CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. Full race results for the Sakhir Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit, round 16 of the 2020 F1 world championship season. 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. 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. And when Mercedes chose to pit both Russell and Bottas during a safety car period, Perez moved into the lead. Sergio Perez wins the Sakhir Grand Prix! 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. "Ten years it took me. Jake Williams-Smith Sergio Perez said he felt like he was dreaming after claiming an astonishing first Formula One victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Lap 85/87. "I'm speechless, I hope I'm not dreaming," Perez said after the race. Sakhir Grand Prix – 5.10pm-7.10pm (Sky Sports F1 from 3.30pm) Highlights: Channel 4 at 10pm. 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. The race will be the sixteenth and penultimate round in the 2020 Formula One Worl… This is the first Formula One race on the this track configuration. Everything you need to know about the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. Race Notes. EMAIL. The Sakhir Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 6th December 2020 and is the penultimate race of the 2020 Formula 1 season. Mercedes fix radio problem that cost George Russell a maiden victory in Sakhir Grand Prix. 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. Russell switched from his usual Williams to Mercedes after. SHARE. 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. Lewis Larkam. 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Perez sits atop the podium at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday, December 6. Renault's Esteban Ocon, meanwhile, placed second to secure his first-ever podium. 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. Sergio Perez celebrates his winning his first Grand Prix on Sunday, December 6. 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. olga Bozoglu/Getty Images Author. Homepage. Formula 1: Sakhir Grand Prix. "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. "What happens is not so much in my hands at the moment, but I know I want to keep going. We've had the Bahrain GP - now it's time to get up to speed with everything you need to know about the SERGIO PEREZ has won the Sakhir Grand Prix after George Russell cruelly suffered a flat tyre to deny him a shot at glory. READ: 'Proud to partner Bahrainis,' says F1 boss amid human rights criticism, Hamilton crowned world champion for a seventh time. The Mercedes Formula 1 team seemed to have everything under control in the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on Sunday. George Russell, center, led for much of the Sakhir Grand Prix. 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 … 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 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. 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. In a disappointing race for the usually dominant Mercedes, Russell eventually finished ninth -- his first championship points in F1 -- while Bottas finished eighth. 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. Russell's bad luck was Perez's gain. 7 Dec 2020. Sakhir Grand Prix: Mercedes open to Romain Grosjean test drive - BBC Sport. SHARE. 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. If I'm not in the grid next year, I will be back in 2022.".