My love of motorsports and Ferrari also translates to disciplines other than the Ferrari Challenge Cup. We recently witnessed the inaugural race of F1 2021, the Bahrain Grand Prix. How did Team Ferrari perform?
Qualifying in Bahrain 2021
In qualifying for the race, the Ferrari drivers showed that they not only have the talent but the cars to challenge for the top places in the constructors’ and drivers’ standings in the second part of the season. This season it is Charles Leclerc and Carlos Saintz at the wheel of the SF21. For the former, this is his second season at the helm of a Scuderia Ferrari F1 car, while the talented Spaniard is making his debut in the colors of the red bulls. In the qualifying both drivers showed even pace and had it not been for some bad luck in Q3 Carlos Saintz would have probably finished much better. In the end, Charles Leclerc was 4th, right next to Valterri Bottas, while Carlos Saintz finished 8th, next to the young Englishman Lando Norris
Bahrain 2021 race
The race itself went without a hitch for the Ferrari drivers…unfortunately. You can see that the car is fast, but the Mercedes or Red Bull is lacking a lot. From Charles Leclerc’s initial position, which was 4th in the end he ended up 6th. The young Spaniard, Calos Saintz defended 8th place and together for Scuderia Ferrai brought 12 points. As for the first performance of this duo, it’s not a bad result, taking into account the huge problems from last season, where in the car next to the Frenchman sat the former, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. As far as the race was concerned, this time Ferrari made sure that the pit stops were quick and the tires and car were managed smoothly. Both drivers did not suffer much on the track and the final result is optimistic.
Will the next race bring better places for the Ferrari F1 duo?
The next race will be held on 18 April at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino, which is located near the Italian city of Imola. You are already invited and rooting for your favorite car brand!