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Sebastian Vettel on pole in Bahrain, Stoffel Vandoorne set to disappoint

Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain the polepositie conquered. For the belgian Stoffel Vandoorne was the with a fourteenth time, a disappointing qualification. Max Verstappen crashed.

The first part of the qualification, especially in the character of the crash of Max Verstappen. The Dutchman went slightly too heavy on the kerbstones, and the Dutchman’s control of his F1 car, lost, and he with his Red Bull RB14 in the bandenmuur ended up.

Due to the crash we got a red flag at a time when both Ferrari’s at the top standing, followed by Bottas and Verstappen. The Dutchman retired with his crash, however, themselves from. Vandoorne was thirteen, and team-mate Fernando Alonso seventeenth.

When qualifying resumed it was we got a press lock of Q1. There was, after all, still fought to advance to the second part of the qualification. Eventually reason Vandoorne and Alonso the fourteenth and fifteenth time. Both mclaren’s little to Q2 and especially Fernando Alonso crawled through the eye of the needle. Grosjean drove off after Alonso, after all, to the thousandth of a exactly the same time as the Spaniard: 1:30.530.

After the first runs in Q2 was Vettel all the way at the top. The German was a tenth ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. More down, it was on the twelfth and thirteenth place, however, mainly shivering for Alonso and Vandoorne. During their second run, they had to try to achieve a place in the top ten, and Q3 to conquer.

Alonso and Vandoorne succeeded in to their lap time improve, but also the competition did that. Both mclaren’s out in Q2 and with a thirteenth and viertiende time for Alonso and Vandoorne, we may speak of a disappointing qualification.

In Q3, when the polepositie is fought, reed Sebastian Vettel despite a mistake a provisional besttijd. Team-mate Kimi were times popped up a moment later, directly under Vettel’s time, Hamilton put his Mercedes in third place. The top three was this just a thick tenth of each other.

There was, however, a second, final attempt at the polepositie to conquer and the big question was whether someone under the 1:28.101 would go.

And that was the case for Sebastian Vettel went into his Ferrari is still faster than his Finnish team-mate. Were times had to be satisfied with the second time. The first full weekend for Ferrari.

Valtteri Bottas still managed to get Lewis Hamilton to go beyond making the Brit happy to have the fourth time. Hamilton will, however, still a gridpenalty of five places for changing his gearbox. The Brit will be so only on the ninth place start. Hamilton should, therefore, format for catching up tomorrow.

1. THE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:27.958
2. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:28.101 +0.143
3. FI Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:28.124 +0.166
4. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.220 +0.262
5. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:28.398 +0.440
6. FR Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:29.329 +1.371
7. DK Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 1:29.358 +1.400
8. THE Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:29.570 +1.612
9. FR Esteban Ocon Force India 1:29.874 +1.916
10. ES Carlos Sainz jr, Renault, 1:29.986 +2.028
11. New zealand Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:30.105 +2.147
12. MX Sergio Perez Force India 1:30.156 +2.198
13. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:30.212 +2.254
14. BE Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:30.525 +2.567
15. EN Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing no time
16. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 1:30.530 +2.572
17. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:31.063 +3.105
18. RU Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:31.414 +3.456
19. MC Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:31.420 +overdue 3,462
20. CA Lance Stroll down Williams 1:31.503 +3.545

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