Key takeaways from the first two practice sessions at the Bahrain GP » FirstSportz

Max Verstappen during FP2 in Bahrain
Max Verstappen during FP2 in Bahrain

The 2022 F1 season has officially started today with the start of the first race weekend of the season in Bahrain. the Bahrain Grand Prix is performed at the Bahrain International Circuit in the heart of the vast Sakhir Desert. The first two practice races in Bahrain have concluded with results that have already excited fans for the remainder of the 2022 F1 campaign.

Alpha Tauri Pierre Gasli topped the timesheets in today’s opening practice session with a fastest lap time of 1:34.193 minutes. He was 0.364s quicker than Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who secured P2 in FP1. Behind the Monaco racer was teammate Carlos Sainz, closely followed by Mercedes’ newly hired driver George Russell in P4. Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton was well behind his teammate Russell in P7 in FP1 today.

Lessons learned from the two training sessions in Bahrain

Pierre Gasly during FP1 in Bahrain
Pierre Gasly during FP1 in Bahrain

Italy-based racing team Ferrari, who have been firm favorites this season, continue to impress as Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished P2 and P3 in both practice sessions in Bahrain. Their F1-75 has shown spectacular pace and appears to be way ahead of the general porpoise problem felt mainly by the last 8 consecutive Constructors’ Championship Mercedes.

Recently crowned world champion Max Verstappen the fastest lap in FP2 at a timing of 1: s, while driving on soft tires 31.936. The newly recruited Mercedes driver George Russell seems much better to deal with the problem of the harbor porpoise as his teammate Hamilton by securing in both practice sessions P4. Alfa Romeo continued to stress its reliability problems in FP1 with its C42, as Valtteri Bottas managed to complete only two laps. Haas seems to have that guarantee in FP2 places in the top 10 a fantastic time with the two riders Mick Schumacher and the recent F1 returnee Kevin Magnussen.

Esteban Ocon Alpine was the first red flag in FP1 due to a dramatic issue in the right body of the A522 departed on the main straight of the Bahrain International Circuit. The French racing team still has no final conclusion about the cause of the incident, but it must be resolved as quickly as possible to achieve the main race positive results on Sunday.

Also read: 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice 2 results: Max Verstappen leads the session, Ferrari continues its dominance in the top 3 Key takeaways from the first two practice sessions at the Bahrain GP » FirstSportz

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