Lewis Hamilton broke a new record for Formula One, won the onslaught of Max Verstappen in the late game and won the Bahrain Grand Prix in the first stage of the season. It was held in Sakhir on Sunday.
The British ranked second, only behind Verstappen, but took advantage of two early stops and gained an advantage through different strategies. Vertappen tried everything on cooler tires, but Hamilton refused. Therefore, he won the 96th professional game. Valteri Bottas (Benz) of Finland took the podium.
Quebec Lance Stroll (Lance Stroll) played two games. After attacking in the first part of the game, he climbed to eighth place, and then he had to deal with the worn tires at the end of the game.
The young Canadian has passed the two-time world champion Alonso from the beginning. He has surpassed the Spaniard twice, and the Spaniard will return to F1 this season. However, the boss was forced to retire after the 33rd lap.
Stroll entered the second stop earlier than his direct competitors, and he lost momentum late in the game. Carlos Sainz’s son (Ferrari) and Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) took the opportunity to surpass him. He finally finished tenth, which is the position he occupied on the starting line.
Stroll said in a statement: “I am very happy to leave here, but it is fair to say that we want to do better today.” We performed well in the first half of the game and gained the position. I feel very comfortable in the car. “
“We slowed down in the second half of the hard tyre game, but there are still many positive aspects. I also like fighting, especially with Fernando. [Alonso] Right from the beginning. We know that there are areas that can be improved, and all the knowledge we learned over the weekend will help us in the next games. “
Stroll’s Aston Martin teammate Sebastian Vettel initially started in 18th place due to the yellow flag in qualifying. However, because he did not slow down sufficiently when waving the flag, he was punished, so he started from the last position.
He climbed to 14th on the first lap and tried a one-stop strategy. However, he was fined 10 seconds after hitting Esteban Ocon (High Mountain), thus eliminating any possibility of achieving good results. He completed the first game for Aston Martin in the 15th tier.
As a result, Aston Martin ranked sixth among manufacturers due to a 1 point at the end of the Persian Gulf game.
The next race is the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix held in Imola on April 18.