Bahrain Grand Prix Training One: Pierre Gasly fastest in F1 2022 surprise start, Lewis Hamilton seventh – Reuters Sports News


Pierre Gasly was fastest in the first tests in Bahrain

Pierre Gasly finished first on the AlphaTauri timeline in the first practice session of the new Formula 1 season, while Lewis Hamilton finished just seventh for Mercedes ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gasly led Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz’s Ferraris in the daylight heat of Sakhir in 1:34,193 while George Russell’s fellow Mercedes finished fourth and world champion Max Verstappen fifth for Red Bull.

The drivers will return to the track for the second practice session in the Bahrain evening, when track conditions better represent what the teams will face in Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday’s race.

More coming soon…

Esteban Ocon's Alpine sidepod broke at the start of first practice, raising a red flag

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Esteban Ocon’s Alpine sidepod broke down in the early hours of first practice, raising a red flag

Esteban Ocon’s Alpine sidepod broke down in the early hours of first practice, raising a red flag

Bahrain GP training calendar

driver Set Time
1) Pierre Gasly Alpha Taurus 1:34,193
2) Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.364
3) Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.418
4) George Russell mercedes +0.436
5) Maximum Verstappen Red Bull +0.549
6) Start walking Aston Martin +0.621
7) Lewis Hamilton mercedes +0.750
8) Fernando Alonso Alp +0.807
9) Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Taurus +0.835
10) Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.857
11) Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +0.860
12) Esteban Ocon Alp +0.958
13) Nicholas Latifi williams +1.451
14) Niko Hulkenburg Aston Martin +1.622
15) Alex Albon williams +1.730
16) Lando Norris McLaren +2.111
17) Daniel Ricardo McLaren +2.209
18) Mick Schumacher haas +2.343
19) Kevin Magnussen haas +2.611
20) Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo There is no time

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Bahrain GP live schedule on Sky Sports F1

Friday, March 18
13:20: F3 qualifiers
14:45: 2nd practice of the Bahrain GP (session starts at 15:00)
16:20: F2 Qualification
17:00: F1 Motor Show: Bahrain

Saturday, March 19
9:55: F3 Sprint race
11:45 am: Third practice of Bahrain GP (session starts at 12:00)
14:00: Preparation for the Bahrain GP
16:35: F2 Sprint race
17:35: Ted’s proficiency notebook

Sunday, March 20
08:55: F3 Feature Race
10:35: F2 cross country race
13:30: Grand Prix Sunday: Bahrain
17:00: Checkered flag: Bahrain
18:00: Ted’s notebook
19.00: Highlights of the Bahrain GP

Many of our shows will be broadcast simultaneously on the Sky Sports Main Event and the Sky Sports Mix.

All of Friday’s live action can be watched on the Sky Sports Main Event, while Saturday’s qualifiers will be on the channel from 14.45pm along with the F2 Sprint Race (4.35pm) and Ted’s Qualifying Notebook (17.35pm).