Lewis Hamilton top in Bahrain Grand Prix first practice

It was held in daylight with qualifying and the race in the dark. The test tyres added to the complexity of the session, with Hamilton and Bottas using the 2020 medium tyres to set their fastest times, while others used soft tyres or the test tyres, which were 2021-spec medium compound tyres. The second session, held at the same time as qualifying and the race will take place, is likely to be more representative as teams simulate qualifying and race performance. And Bottas struggled early on with locking his inside front wheel at Turn 10, which has a tricky entry zone in which drivers have to brake and turn, destroying his first set of tyres and damaging his second.

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