F1 racing, Bahrain GP statistics: Ferrari expires after 45 stages, strange stars from China

(Sports news, F1 racing news) With comprehensive new technical regulations, 2022 is expected to see a new dawn in Formula 1. And it has been shown in Bahrain with a series of statistics. surprise after 57 exciting races in Sakhir. Here are some of the most notable statistics from the opening leg of the new season.

Qualifying run: Haas returned to Q3, Leclerc won 2nd pole in Bahrain

The duo Ferrari and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) had a decisive competition for the first pole position in 2022, despite having taken the lead in all previous running sessions, but in the end “Bus” had to accept the position. 2nd place, interspersed between the two handlebars of the “Italian war horse”. Charles Leclerc had two poles with Ferrari last year, and this time was the second pole at the Sakhir circuit in his career.

First 1-2 win in 910 days for Ferrari

Verstappen is in P2, the position of the race winner 12 months ago (Lewis Hamilton). Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz ranked 3rd, helping Ferrari to have both cars in the top 3 for the first time in this new decade. Ferrari and Red Bull occupied the top 4 when Sergio Perez was the one left to start the second row.

Mercedes demonstrated the difficulty of catching up with the competition with the technical problems remaining on the W13. That leaves Hamilton in 5th, his worst ranking since 2009, and no driver outside of the top 4 has ever won on the ‘regular’ race structure of the Bahrain circuit.

The new team of driver #44, George Russell is only ranked P9, his finishing position in the Sakhir GP race he raced for Mercedes 2020.

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183rd Podium for Hamilton

Surprise in 6th place was Valtteri Bottas, as driver #77 got his 10th consecutive top 6 start in Bahrain and also the highest ranking for Alfa Romeo since P6 of compatriot Kimi Raikkonen in Belgium GP 2019. Bottas lined up with his former teammate, Hamilton, and beat his replacement at the “silver arrow”, Russell.

Kevin Magnussen on his return leg for Haas F1 immediately reached Q3, his first for the team since Brazil 2019 and also his highest individual achievement since Monaco three years ago. Besides, young driver Mick Schumacher also has the highest rank on 7th day – P12, and is only 0.363s away from Q3. “Old general” Fernando Alonso ranked 8th, the highest starting position in Bahrain since 2013.

Lando Norris finished 13th in the faster McLaren, meaning the British team is absent from the top 12 for the first time since Turkey 2020. Daniel Ricciardo also has his first time behind his teammate in Bahrain. “Super Sub” Nico Hulkenberg excellently beat teammate Lance Stroll to 0.255s at Aston Martin, although both were eliminated in Q1 (P17 and P19) for the 2nd time in the last 3 races.

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Magnussen returned and immediately made it to the top 5 for Haas

Mercedes engine proved to be weaker than Ferrari when there were 6 cars using their engine outside the top 12, including 4 slowest positions. In contrast, Ferrari has 4 cars in the top 7, including the pole winner.

Main race: “Ferrari” won, Red Bull suffered a bitter defeat

The winner of the opening race finished the season in runner-up place from 2017 to 2021. In the wake of the weekend’s performance, Ferrari is going through a 45-race winning streak – a winless record. The second longest in Ferrari history, after a streak of 59 consecutive races from Spain 1990 to Germany 1994. Ferrari’s last victory was also a 1-2 result for the Italian team (Singapore 2019 with Sebastian Vettel and Charles). Leclerc).

Leclerc is the first Monaco driver to rise to the top of F1’s individual rankings. This is his third win in 81 F1 GP starts previously. The last time Ferrari led all laps of a race was in Belgium 2018. He had a hat-trick when he won the pole, won the race, achieved the fastest lap in this race, along with the title of Driver of the Year. The best part is voted by fans.

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Bottas has an impressive debut with Alfa Romeo

With P2 on the second Ferrari, Carlos Sainz had the 3rd best career result (before that he reached P2 at Monza 2020 and Monaco 2021). Hamilton has a better result than he scored in the opening race of 2020, the year #44 drivers won their 7th world championship (P4 in Red Bull Ring, Austria in 2020). Hamilton ran only 5 laps in podium position out of 57 laps.

Kevin Magnussen is ranked P5 – only the fifth time a Haas car has entered the top five of a race, and the first time after the team has scored just three points in the 2020-2021 season. Bottas’ sixth place is also the best result for Alfa Romeo since Brazil 2019, where Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi finished 4th and 5th respectively.

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The defending champion was empty-handed in the opening leg

Of the six fastest cars, four are powered by Ferrari engines, a huge step forward for the Italian manufacturer. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) is in 7th place and has the 5th point in a row, since the end of last season. Meanwhile, with teammate Alonso’s P9, the French team scored with both cars for the fourth time in the last five races.

The Red Bull duo had to give up early for the first time since the Austrian stage in 2020. This is the 3rd time in the last 9 years, they are empty-handed in the opening stage. The effort in the final rounds has helped rookie Chau Quan Vu (Alfa Romeo) become the 66th driver in history to score points at the F1 debut stage.

Yuki Tsunoda scores in Bahrain for the second consecutive season. In contrast, Pierre Gasly had the fourth time in five competitive seasons that he could not score or give up in the opening race. Mick Schumacher (P11) achieved the best result of his F1 career. The first score for the “descendants” of the Schumacher family will only be a matter of time.

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