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2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
In a season (and year) of unprecedented disruption and chaos, sometimes it is nice to have a little bit of normality. Ever since its introduction to the F1 calendar in 2004, the Bahrain International Circuit has been a mainstay, featuring in every season with the exception of 2011.
The 2020 edition of the race will take place a lot later in the year than usual on the 29th November and be the 17th race on the calendar, whereas usually it is one of the first. The grand prix will take place at night under the floodlights as it has done since 2014
This race will use the traditional Grand Prix circuit that has been used most years since the races inception in 2004 and has been a fan favourite for a long time. This is a power-hungry circuit that features 4 big straights and 3 DRS zones to allow for great wheel to wheel racing and good overtaking.
There are a few heavy breaking zones at the end of the straights and a tricky middle sector that has a combination of slower and medium speed corners.
Due to the power-hungry nature of the circuit and the dominance of the Mercedes engine this season it is highly likely that one of the Merc drivers are to come away with the win this time round.
With this in mind, last year’s race winner and runaway World Championship leader, Lewis Hamilton will undoubtedly be big favourite given the dominance he has enjoyed over his teammate Valteri Bottas this season. There is a chance that this is the race in which Hamilton will clinch is 7th F1 World Championship and draw level with the great Michael Schumacher.
Valteri Bottas, the nearest title challenger, will be looking to try and ensure this does not happen but will have to quickly improve on his race form to have a chance of ousting Hamilton.
The driver with an outside chance of winning this race on pure pace is Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who has one win under his belt already this season. The Red Bull has lacked pace in comparison to the Mercedes this year but has been consistently drawing closer and will be looking to draw level in the near future. However, this is a track that really does suit Mercedes so it is probably not the place it will happen.
Verstappen’s teammate Alex Albon has struggled for pace this season but will be in with at least a decent chance of the podium if he can get on top of the car early.
The Renault’s have looked particularly good at similar tracks to Bahrain this season so star driver Daniel Ricciardo and his teammate Esteban Ocon will be in with a good shot of getting on the podium.
McLaren and Racing Point also have good cars this season and podium finishes for their drivers should never be ruled out, with a 3/4 of them (exception of Sergio Perez) already achieving this feat this season.