F1 LIVE: The 2020 Bahrain GP - Hamilton on pole, Perez starts in P5 next to Albon

29-11-2020 13:30
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F1 LIVE: The 2020 Bahrain GP - Hamilton on pole, Perez starts in P5 next to Albon

It's time for the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. Can Max Verstappen attack Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas? Or will Hamilton drive to victory again, two weeks after securing his seventh F1 World Championship? Alex Albon and Sergio Perez line-up next to each in what could be a battle for the Red Bull seat next season. Follow all the action in our liveblog! 

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In an exciting qualifying session yesterday, Hamilton took his 98th career pole position. The Brit was also fastest in the free practice sessions on Friday, though Max Verstappen fired a warning shot with a P1 in the final practice session. Yet the 2020 World Champion couldn't be beaten when he put his car on pole in Saturday's qualifying session.

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Albon and Perez are fast

Alexander Albon starts in fourth place. The Red Bull driver can look back on qualifying with satisfaction. The British-Thai will be hoping to hold on to this position and support Verstappen with a strategy which can attack the Mercedes. Sergio Perez continues his good form, by starting from fifth place. He will be attacking Albon on the first lap to prove he should be Verstappen's teammate next season.

Will this be the last Bahrain GP for the Mexican? On Sunday, he announced a press conference for Monday night. It is unclear what will be discussed, but Perez's options within Formula 1 are diminishing.

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