THE SAKHIR GRAND PRIX is going down TODAY – however there is not any Lewis Hamilton.
The reigning champion has tested positive for coronavirus and been replaced by fellow Brit George Russell for Mercedes.
In the meantime Romain Grosjean will miss the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after his horror crash final weekend.
- Race time: Sunday, 5.15pm
Observe ALL of the most recent updates beneath…
George Russell might face a penalty after a tyre combine up as Bottas’ tyres have been placed on his automobile.
Mercedes’ double-stacked within the pit and this might flip the race on its head.
Sluggish pit from Bottas and this can be a catastrophe.
The brakes have been on hearth as he left the pit, he is gone from second to fifth.
Bottas with a quickest lap of 56.5 as he good points on George Russell.
Entrance wing loss from Jack Aitken, digital security automobile shall be out to take away the particles.
F1 journalist Ben Hunt reacts to a superb George Russell stat from this season.
Sergio Perez breezes previous Ocon to take third – what a restoration from his spin in lap one.
Nonetheless 25 seconds again from Bottas in second, Russell nonetheless out in entrance.
The Racing Factors swap locations in fourth as Perez overtakes Stroll.
Albon as much as sixth.
Norris and Vettel use the protection automobile to pit.
We’re up and operating once more.
Latifi has pulled over in flip eight, the yellow flag is being waved.
Security automobile is out now.
Russell has now led for extra laps than anybody else on this F1 season apart from Bottas and Hamilton.
Kvyat pits and permits Ricciardo into fourth.
Ocon and Stroll in a battle for sixth and seventh now.
Vettel as much as eleventh forward of Gasly.
8.5-second lead for Russell now from Mercedes teammate Bottas.
Stroll trying to overtake Ocon in eighth.
Alex Albon proven a black and white flag.
Bottas in to pit, out in second.
Russell has needed to change an influence setting popping out of the pit which could have price him some invaluable time.
However he is simply set a 56-second quickest lap.
Bottas due for a pit quickly and Russell is out in second.
Ricciardo making an attempt to overhaul Kvyat in sixth.
Russell heads to the pits.
New quickest lap from Ocon in ninth.
Stroll switches to medium tyres.
He is unable to maintain Ocon at bay after the Frenchman’s early pit cease.
Esteban Ocon pits and switches to laborious tyres.
26 seconds now between Bottas in second and Stroll in third.
LeClerc admits he was at fault for his and Verstappen’s first-lap exit from the race as he speaks to Sky.
Verstappen in flip is vital of his Ferrari counterpart.
Russell with a 2.6-second lead over Bottas because it stands.
Bottas and Russell anticipated to pit within the subsequent few laps as their tyres start to wrestle.
Ricciardo with a DRS benefit however unable to get previous Kvyat to take eighth.
Russell and Bottas nonetheless out in entrance with greater than 20 seconds to Stroll in third.
Sebastian Vettel pits, Norris and Latifi overtake.
George Russell laps for the primary time in his profession.
Lando Norris overtakes Jack Aitken into twelfth.
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