Updated: Dec 14, 2020
From last position on the first lap to the victory at the end, Checo for the win!
Before the race start
George Russell, the British driver replaced Lewis Hamilton for the Sahkir GP, after he had been diagnosed with Covid-19, we wish a good and safe recover for the champ.
So in Williams, George was replaced by Jack Aitken, the British-Korean driver, currently racing in F2 for the Campos Racing team, as for the Haas, the Brazilian, Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of the great first Brazilian champion in F1, Emerson Fittipaldi, two times champion, in 1972 and 1974 for McLaren, replaced Romain Grosjean for this race. Brazil does not have a driver in F1, since 2017, 3 years ago.
Romain Grosjean unfortunately will not race the last race of the year, as it was considered too dangerous for his integrity to participate of the last race, on the next week, December 13th, 2020.
The race start with Vatteri Bottas in the front and George Russell in the second position, Verstappen in third, Leclerc in fourth and Peréz in fifth.
Russell start very well and assumed the first position before the first curve, some meters later, an incident involving three cars, Verstappen, Leclerc and Peréz, too bad for the Dutch and the Monégasque, both crashed into the barriers and the Mexican went to the end of the grid.
The safety car enter in the track, so the race restart on the lap 6, when Carlos Sainz almost passed Bottas to assume the second position, did a mistake, allowing the Finnish to reassume the second post.
The race was incredibly fast, the track is the second shortest used by the F1, the shortest is Monaco.
During the pit stop sessions, Mercedes did a big mistake, putting both of their cars behind the others, so Bottas suffered with his tyres, finished the race in 8th, just ahead of the great Russell, who had a great performance, if wasn't by the mistake of Mercedes, he would probably win the race, but the luck and the great work of Sergio Peréz, made him climb from the last position to the win, 1st place for him, first victory in his career and a win for Mexico too, he is the first Mexican to ever win since the past 50 years of F1 history, well done.
First podium for Esteban Ocon from Renault, he finished in 2nd, just ahead of Lance Stroll, the team mate of Peréz, did great, finishing in 3rd, ahead of Carlos Sainz in 4th, who almost passed him on the last laps.
At the end, George Russell got the fastest lap of the race, getting the extra 1 point (fastest lap award 2020).
Please, invite you all to watch the highlights of the Sahkir GP on the link below, it worth watching!
Next Grand Prix
The next race will be next weekend in Abu Dhabi, for the Abu Dhabi GP, it will be the Round 17 of this 2020 Season, the last round! So we will be racing again from December 11th to 13th, with the race on Sunday, Dec. 13th, at 5:10 pm local time (09:10 pm in Taiwan). Next F1 post: felipeleiva.com/post/f1-round-17-abu-dahbi-gp-2020