Spectacular first F1 qualifying, Leclerc signs the pole position and Vestappen second, Sainz third. Bad Mercedes.
It starts in a more spectacular way than it can be, F1 proposes the return of Ferrari that manages to make pole position with Leclerc, according to Verstappen but above all three thousandths from the second is Sainz. The third place of the Spaniard is the meaning of the goodness of the single-seater from Maranello.
The Alfa Romeo with Bottas also did well and the Haas significantly improved with Magnussen. Bad Mercedes that are missing almost a second from Ferrari and Red Bull. Gasly enters the top ten with Fernando Alonso.
The results of the qualification
This is the F1 starting grid:
1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari1: 30.558
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing + 0.123
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.129
4 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing + 0.363
5 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes + 0.680
6 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo + 1.002
7 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team–
8 Fernando ALONSO Alpine + 1.637
9 George RUSSELL Mercedes + 1.658
10 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri + 1.780
11 Esteban OCON Alpine- – Q2
12 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team- – Q2
13 Lando NORRIS McLaren- – Q2
14 Alexander ALBON Williams- – Q2
15 Guanyu ZHOU Alfa Romeo- – Q2
16 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri- – Q1
17 Nico HULKENBERG Aston Martin- – Q1
18 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren- – Q1
19 Lance STROLL Aston Martin- – Q1
20 Nicholas LATIFI Williams- – Q1
We remind you that we no longer start with the Q2 compound, but there is freedom of choice for the start of the first Bahrain Grand Prix.