Or a look back, to be precise. As the second round of the 2019 Formula One season approaches, we take a look at last years Bahrain Grand Prix. Fresh off the back of some seriously successful testing at the Barcelona Formula One circuit, Ferrari were tipped as favourites at Bahrain.
It was a masterclass drive from ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who made his soft tyres last an epic 39 laps. This would be Vettels fourth win at the Bahrain International Circuit and the 49th of his career. Vettel looked cool and collected as he took the chequered flag, but it was anything from calm inside the cockpit. Fighting of a resurgent Bottas with fresher tyres, it was a win that almost didn’t happen. Bottas attempting, and ultimately failing, to take the initiative on the final lap. Vettels class shone through, and Lewis Hamilton was demoted to the final podium step.
Further down the field, Ferrari stalwart Kimi Raikonnen was forced to retire from the race in peculiar circumstances. Not only was he fitted with three supersoft tyres and one soft, but he inadvertently ran over one of his mechanics in the process. A race to forget for the 38 year old.
Practice for the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix starts on Friday morning at 11am UK time. Qualifying will begin at 3pm, and the race will be at 4.10pm UK time.