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Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 report highlights: Pierre Gasly sets pace for opening 2022 training session

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly set the pace in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as the 2022 Formula 1 season – featuring revolutionary new cars – kicked off…

The Frenchman used the soft tires to pump in 1m 34.193secs, 0.364secs ahead of the medium-sized Charles Leclerc, who had 360 degrees rotate When he was on the medium tires before recovering, with his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz in third.

Mercedes captain George Russell was fourth, 0.4sec off the lead but a quarter of a second faster than his teammate and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (P7).

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World champion Max Verstappen started his title defense with the fifth fastest time, as the Red Bull driver rolled through four sets of tires while maintaining FP2’s soft compound.

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1: 34.193

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Charles
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+ 0.364 seconds

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+ 0.418 seconds

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+ 0.436 seconds

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Red Bull Racing

+ 0.549 seconds

Lance Stroll finished sixth for Aston Martin, with teammate Nico Hulkenberg – who is Standing for Sebastian Vettel After his compatriot tested positive for Covid-19 – again in 14th place.

Fernando Alonso was eighth, ahead of AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda, with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finishing 10th. .

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The session was only a few minutes ago when Esteban Ocon’s Alpine Throwing its updated lateral structure on the main rectum. Due to the large amount of debris strewn across the track, the session was marked in red.

Ocon returned to the track to finish 12th, ahead of Williams led by Nicholas Latifi, who was two places and three tenths faster than his new teammate Alex Albon (P15).

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McLaren – who upgraded the front brake duct after they had several problems in testing – had a very low session with Lando Norris 16 and Daniel Ricciardo, who has recovered from Covid-19, 17th.

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Mick Schumacher headed Haas teammate Kevin Magnussen – who took a late call to replace Nikita Mazepin this season – for 18th, three-tenths between the duo.

Valtteri Bottas had a tough session, Alfa Romeo failed to score. He retreated into the pits after reporting a misfire on the initial mount roll, and as he was getting out again, he headed straight to the garage again.

FP2 follows at 1800 local time as we start to see how teams stack up in Sakhir.

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