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5:30 p.m

Debut in the Ferrari

Carlos Sainz’s inflamed appendix is ​​giving Formula 1 a new face: 18-year-old Oliver Bearman was called up for the traditional Ferrari racing team at short notice and was able to celebrate an impressive debut after just a few hours of preparation. Although the Brit only started from P11 today, in yesterday’s Q2 he was only 36 thousandths slower than record world champion Hamilton. His performance in today’s race will be watched like a hawk. Maybe the future of motorsport is here.

5:20 p.m

Top 10 complete

The top 10 is completed by George Russell and Lewis Hamilton as well as Yuki Tsunoda and Lance Stroll. The two Silver Arrows in particular are likely to be annoyed, as they are probably only enough for the extended field of pursuers. Lance Stroll is also likely to be dissatisfied, as he has already lost over six tenths to his experienced teammate. Tsunoda, on the other hand, is starting in the top 10 for the first time this season and will hope that the race pace is better this time. Last week he lost three positions during the race.


Favorite Verstappen

New year, new luck, but at least at the front everything seems to be back to normal this year. After his victory in the first race in Bahrain, Max Verstappen will start from pole position again today. The Dutchman took over three tenths each from Charles Leclerc, Sergio Pérez and Fernando Alonso. There was even a small gap of two tenths behind the leading quartet, through which Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris were able to move into P5 and P6 in their McLarens.

Hello from Saudi Arabia!

Good day and welcome! After the start in Bahrain, Formula 1 continues in quick succession. The second race of the season starts today at 6:00 p.m. at the Jeddah Street Circuit.