Leclerc looks to continue revival at Bahrain GP


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2020 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2020 Bahrain Grand Prix 

Bahrain International Circuit
Sakhir, Bahrain 
Sunday, 29 November 2020
 
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc will be hoping to continue his revival at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
 
Leclerc has improved gradually in recent months having narrowly missed out on a podium finish, crossing the finish line in fourth at both the Portuguese Grand Prix and Turkish Grand Prix in recent weeks. 
 
The 23-year-old boasts two podium finishes this season and he will be keen to secure his maiden win of the season in Sakhir. 
 
Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the recent Turkish Grand Prix and he was followed by Sergio Perez of Racing Point and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
 
Hamilton is placed at the top of the Drivers' Championship standings having successfully defended his Formula One world title.
 
Bottas is still placed second on the table, while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen remains third on the standings.
 
Leclerc is placed fifth on the Drivers' Championship standings - three points behind fourth-placed Perez with three races remaining this season. 
 
Sergio Perez of Racing Point
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The Monegasque driver explained why he made an error in trying to defend on a wet patch of track at the Turkish Grand Prix. 
 
"In Turn 9 we were very competitive and Sergio on that lap made a mistake. So in Turn 10 I tried to go around the outside, but the grip was very poor," Leclerc told Autosport.
 
"The Racing Point in general with the slipstream was very quick on the straights, so he managed to be on the right side, and I locked up at the end. 
 
"To be honest, looking back at the data I didn't do anything crazy. Same braking point, same pressure, but obviously it was more wet on the inside," he added. 
 
"So it's completely my mistake. I should have anticipated that, so I went straight. It was actually very difficult to make the corner anyway. Which I fortunately did. And yeah, that's it."
 
Mercedes, who have been crowned 2020 Formula One world constructors champions, are placed at the top of the standings with an unassailable lead of 504 points.
 
They are followed by second-placed Red Bull and third-placed Racing Point, who have accumulated 240 points and 154 points with three races remaining. 
 

2019 Bahrain Grand Prix results: 

 
Winner: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes  
Runner-Up: Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes 
Third-Place: Charles Leclerc - Ferrari 
 

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Published: 11/27/2020