Race Notes – Verstappen takes Red Bull 1-2

Max Verstappen won the season opener at the Bahrain Grand Prix in his Red Bull-Honda, winning over his team mate Sergio Perez by seconds. Gasly pits for hard tyres, Norris pits for hard tyres the next lap. On lap 15 Verstappen pits from the lead for another set of soft tyres and rejoins second. On lap 21 Perez sets fast lap at 1m37.240s, and the 137.169s. On the next lap Perez pits from second place for hard tyres and rejoins still in second. On lap 37 Verstappen pits from the lead for hard tyres and rejoins still in the lead. At lap 40 Verstappen leads Perez by 11.5 seconds, followed by Leclerc (24.2s), Sainz (33.6s), Alonso (36.0s), Hamilton (37.1s), Stroll (43.3s) and Russell, Bottas and Albon in tenth.

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