Scuderia Ferrari will be looking to bounce back in Bahrain after being comprehensively outperformed by rivals Mercedes at the Australian Grand Prix. Having seen Sebastian Vettel win the previous two races in Melbourne, the red cars were absent from the podium last weekend and will now hope to fully exploit the potential of the SF90 car, knowing that the Bahrain International Circuit features different characteristics.
Sebastian Vettel won from pole in Bahrain 12 months ago, before going on to secure pole positions in the following races in China and Baku as well. When one thinks of a desert, everyone thinks of sand, but in this small island state on the Persian Gulf, the terrain is predominantly rocky and explosives were required to prepare the ground for the race track. This Grand Prix has been on the calendar every year since 2004 with the exception of 2011 when it was cancelled because of civil unrest. Occasionally, it has been the first race of the season, while this time it marks the second round of the Formula One season.
Join us for the latest updates and results from the Bahrain International Circuit, as the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.