Racing Point driver Sergio Perez won the Formula 1 (F1) GP Sakhir at the Bahrain International Circuit, Monday (7/12) early morning WIB.
Perez finished front after conquering 87 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit with a time of 1 hour 31 minutes 15.114 seconds. Perez beat Esteban Ocon who finished second and Lance Stroll who occupied the last podium at F1 Sakhir GP.
The race this time was initially controlled by the Mercedes duo George Russell and Valtteri Bottas. Russell and Bottas were very comfortable in the front position.
However, Mercedes’ dominance was disrupted as soon as the safety car entered the track. Russell had to return to pit couple of times because Mercedes technicians mistakenly installed the tires that were supposed to be used for Bottas’ car.
The entry of the safety car and technician errors meant that Russell and Bottas fell to fourth and fifth midway through the race. This situation was exploited Perez who started the race from fifth position.
Perez was able to appear fast and secured the first position, taking advantage of mistakes that occurred in the Mercedes camp. Perez was able to move up to first position as well because of the collision between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc on the first lap and failed to continue the race.
Despite being in first position, Perez had received threats from Russell. The racer who replaced Lewis Hamilton was able to push into second place and stick to Perez.
However, Russell made a mistake in trying to get close to Perez. The car he was driving had a twist and had to lose the opportunity to compete for the champion of the F1 Sakhir GP series.
Russell was still able to continue the race but he had to settle for only finishing ninth. Meanwhile, Perez was able to finish in frontof Ocon and Stroll who were right behind him.
F1 Sakhir GP results:
1. Sergio Perez
2. Esteban Ocon +10,518 seconds
3. Lance Stroll +11.869 seconds
4. Carlos Sainz +12,580 seconds
5. Daniel Ricciardo +13,330 seconds
6. Alexander Albon +13,842 seconds
7. Daniil Kyvat +14.534 seconds
8. Valtteri Bottas +15,389 seconds
9. George Russell +18.556 seconds
10. Lando Norris +19.541 seconds