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Bahrain GP (2019)

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Leclerc explains defiance of Ferrari's Bahrain order

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has explained why he defied his team's instruction to stay behind Sebastian Vettel in the early stages of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Tech review: The final word on Bahrain GP updates

We cast our eye over the technical developments made by the teams up and down the pitlane in Bahrain, while also marveling at some of the innovations that are otherwise unseen during a race weekend. The amazing illustrations of Giorgio Piola also takes our understanding to a new level, click through the images below…

Was Leclerc's Bahrain reaction a 2019 title 'campaign speech'?

Through his composed and graceful reaction to his Bahrain Grand Prix heartbreak, Charles Leclerc took another step towards making Ferrari his team and himself its main championship hope.

What Vettel errors say about his ongoing Hamilton battle Bahrain GP
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What Vettel errors say about his ongoing Hamilton battle

Sebastian Vettel's spin in Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix was a reminder of the mistakes that cost Ferrari in the 2018 title race. 

Five things we learned from the Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP
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Five things we learned from the Bahrain Grand Prix

Motorsport Network’s Julia Piquet gives her top five takeaways from Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, round 2 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.

Leclerc's Bahrain GP Ferrari engine problem explained Bahrain GP
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Leclerc's Bahrain GP Ferrari engine problem explained

In the aftermatch of Charles Leclerc's heartbreaking loss of a first Formula 1 victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, there was confusion over the nature of his Ferrari's problem.

Tech verdict: The Bahrain tweaks that kept Mercedes in the game

Mercedes made several changes in order to get the best from its W10 in Bahrain, which ended with a 1-2 finish. Let’s delve into the technical details and check out the most important changes that it made...

The Ferrari problem masked by Leclerc’s Bahrain failure

Although Charles Leclerc's maiden Formula 1 victory was taken away by a mechanical fault, his pace was outstanding. Had Leclerc won, could Ferrari have justified Vettel as its team leader after his lacklustre display?

Perez: Bahrain GP should be "the bottom" for Racing Point

Sergio Perez says he hopes that the Formula 1 race in Bahrain was the “bottom” for Racing Point, having struggled amid a difficult weekend for the team.

Stroll "fireball" distracted Albon in Bahrain start

Alex Albon says driving through a shower of sparks felt like "a fireball" at the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix, in which he scored his first Formula 1 points.

Ferrari's Bahrain edge goes beyond straightline speed

Ferrari may not have won the Bahrain Grand Prix, but its performance impressed our technical expert, who believes the team learned a lot from its Melbourne struggles.

Ricciardo not yet in tune with "different beast" Renault

Daniel Ricciardo hopes this week’s post Bahrain test will allow him to iron out some struggles he is having in getting the most out of his new Renault.

Red Bull searching for "magic password" for "tricky" RB15

Red Bull says it is hoping to find a "magic password" that will unlock the sweet spot of its RB15, which has a tricky narrow set-up window.

Bahrain GP: Best of team radio

Recall the Bahrain Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Five megastars who – like Alonso – couldn’t stay away from F1

Fernando Alonso says he had no intention of returning to Formula 1 when he said “bye-bye” in 2018, but he is certainly not the first driver to be tempted back from ‘retirement’.

Vettel: Spin battling Hamilton "nothing to do with pressure"

Sebastian Vettel has denied his spin during battle with Lewis Hamilton in the Bahrain Grand Prix was related to mounting pressure following the multitude of mistakes he made last season.

Bahrain Grand Prix driver ratings

Three drivers achieved full marks for accomplished performances in Bahrain, but while the majority of runners earned high scores, those who were convincingly outperformed by their teammates fared badly

Magnussen says Haas' pace in Bahrain was "hopeless"

Kevin Magnussen said the pace of his Haas in the Bahrain Grand Prix was "hopeless", as he was lost for explanation about where the team's speed had gone.

Piola's picks: Mercedes and Ferrari's new upgrades

The Formula 1 season is just two races old but the leading teams are well into the development war. Here Giorgio Piola looks at the updates from Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren and more

Plastic bag on front wing hindered Bottas in Bahrain GP

Formula 1 championship leader Valtteri Bottas has revealed a plastic bag getting stuck in his front wing contributed to a “super difficult” Bahrain Grand Prix.

How "outlier" Leclerc left even Hamilton impressed

Third place does no justice to Charles Leclerc's Bahrain Grand Prix. This was a weekend in which he repeatedly showed why he will reset the Formula 1 pecking order not just in the long term, but in the 2019 title battle

Verstappen "didn't have a single lap" where car handled well

Max Verstappen said "didn't have a single lap" where his Red Bull Formula 1 car handled well during a Bahrain Grand Prix he felt like he was just "surviving".

Ferrari "disappointed but not unhappy" after Bahrain GP

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says his outfit leaves Bahrain "disappointed but not unhappy" after a bittersweet Formula 1 weekend.

F1 Debrief: All you need to know after the Bahrain GP

Good morning. Welcome to our F1 Debrief after the Bahrain Grand Prix – your quick wrap-up of all the important stories that have taken place in the last 24 hours. Click on the links for each story...