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FP1: Ferrari lead the time sheets for the first practice session ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix

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By Harry Schofield



Ferrari was on top of the leader board on the first free practice session in Bahrain.


Many drivers were hesitant to go out first as the circuit is very dusty with the sand storms overnight.


Racing Point’s Lance Stroll had a moment and hit the barriers causing some front wing damage.


The two Mercedes of Bottas and Hamilton was 3rd and 4th on the time sheets.


Williams still struggling with the car in the bottom two again nearly 4 seconds of the pace.


There will be some light at the end of the tunnel for Williams as Patrick Head is returning to the team as a consultant.



FP1: Times Bahrain 2019


1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:30.354

2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.263s

3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.974s

4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1.247s

5  Max Verstappen Red Bull 1.319s

6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1.461s

7  Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.598s

8  Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.686s

9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.985s

10 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 2.031s

11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 2.047s

12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 2.248s

13 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 2.520s

14 Sergio Perez Racing Point 2.531s

15 Lando Norris McLaren 2.591s

16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 2.595s

17 Romain Grosjean Haas 2.640s

18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 3.164s

19 George Russell Williams 3.834s

20 Robert Kubica Williams 3.899s

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