That’s all for today!
So we close our ticker for today too. As a reminder: the clocks are changed at night, don’t forget! The race will start tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. CEST. We will of course be there for you from noon with a new ticker edition to get you in the right mood for the first Grand Prix of the year. And on our portal there is still a little more to do this evening.
But at this point it was. Have a nice evening, sleep well and see you tomorrow!
Then and now
Have you always wondered what the 20 Formula 1 drivers looked like as children? Here is the answer! Some drivers are easier to recognize than others …
A reader would like to know: “If Vettel is actually relocated, Aston Martin could install a new engine etc. and call the whole thing a 4th unit, so that Vettel has one component up his sleeve?” No, you can’t. When the engine is changed, it is simply “counted up”. So you cannot “prefer” a fourth engine. After the first comes the second, then the third and so on.
How Schumacher spends his evening
What do the pilots actually do when all of the day’s appointments have been completed? Anyway, Mick Schumacher is playing a game of chess! I dare say that not all 20 Formula 1 drivers do that 😉 In Bahrain, by the way, it is already 11pm. Accordingly, our ticker day is slowly coming to an end.
Mercedes: Better tomorrow than on Friday?
Andrew Shovlin explains after qualifying: “After Friday’s long runs it is difficult to say how good our race pace is compared to the other teams. On Friday we didn’t have the car in the right window, but we are confident that we will Improved rear grip. That should make it less difficult to drive in the race. ”
“We’re not on pole tomorrow, but both of our cars are up front and we have an extra set of hard tires available. Hopefully that will give us a few opportunities,” said Shovlin, who explains: “All in all, it was a good one Performance of the drivers and the team. That should put us in a strong position for tomorrow. “
Speaking of penalty points …
Vettel goes into the new season without a “previous burden”. Here is the complete overview:
Photo gallery: With these penalty points, the drivers go into Formula 1 2021
What is Vettel threatening?
The “good news” is that in such a case there is only a risk of relegation on the starting line-up and a few penalty points. Vettel can cope with that, because tomorrow he would only start from P18 anyway. It doesn’t get much further back …
Investigation against Vettel
That too: Now an investigation has been launched against Vettel. He is said to have ignored Masepin’s yellow flag in turn 1 at the end of Q1. We actually thought the subject was through. But earlier it was probably only about the other yellow flag through Sainz. Therefore, Vettel has to answer to the race stewards tomorrow. Not his day today …