The Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain on Sunday November 29, 2020 (11/29/20).
Fans can watch the event for free via a trial run fuboTV.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: Bahrain Grand Prix
Which: Formula 1
When: Sunday November 29, 2020
Time: 10:10. HEY
Or: Bahrain International Circuit
Direct: fuboTV (free try).
More information on Formula 1, via Associated Press:
After winning a tough race to tie Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula 1 championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton has been to contain his emotions.
His voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team on the radio moments after crossing the finish line at the Turkish Grand Prix, while under the helmet tears began to accumulate.
“All of these emotions were going through me and I was trying to stop them,” Hamilton said at his post-race press conference. “I was thinking about my whole career, from the age of five when I was driving a go-kart, since we won the British Championship, coming home with my dad and singing ‘We Are The Champions’ and dreaming of being here. “
Moments after victory # 94 and title # 7, he was sitting in his car with his head in his hands.
“It really touched me and I burst into tears. I couldn’t get out of the car because I just couldn’t believe it, ”said Hamilton. “I didn’t want the visor to go up and people to see tears fall, because I had always said that I would never let you see me cry.” I remember seeing drivers cry in the past and I was like, “I’m not going to do this”. But it was too much. “
Speaking shortly after his victory, Hamilton wiped away tears as he prepared for the podium.
“I’m definitely a little lost for words,” he said, thanking his family. “I dreamed of it when I was a kid. It is way beyond our dreams.
Hamilton only had one title, with McLaren in 2008, when he replaced Schumacher at Mercedes in 2013.
“Dream the impossible. You have to pursue it and never give up, ”Hamilton said. “It’s for all children who dream of the impossible. You can do it.”
Hamilton only needed to finish ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas to seal his sixth title for Mercedes, and Bottas placed 14th after a poor start.
The British rider started from sixth place but still won a fourth race in a row and the 10th of another extremely dominant season.
“I know I often say it’s beyond the wildest dreams, but all my life secretly I’ve dreamed that high,” Hamilton said. “It was so far-fetched. I remember seeing Michael win those world championships. Getting one, two or even three is so difficult.
“Seven is unimaginable. There is no end to what we can do together, me and this team.
Hamilton placed around 30 seconds ahead of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who passed teammate Charles Leclerc for his first podium of a tough season.
“It’s a bit of a surprise to get the podium, but I’m definitely very happy,” said Vettel. “It was quite intense but a lot of fun.”
It was also Perez’s first podium of the campaign, while his teammate Lance Stroll finished only ninth despite leading from pole position for much of the 58-lap race.
Quadruple F1 champion Vettel was quick to congratulate his longtime rival, crouching by his cockpit and shaking his hand as he spoke.
Hamilton won his first title with Mercedes in 2014, and all since, with the exception of 2016, when his then-teammate Nico Rosberg beat him in a fierce battle that saw teenage karting friends come together. scramble.
“Surely one of the greatest achievements in the history of the sport,” Rosberg said on Twitter. “Congratulations Lewis and enjoy the celebrations with your family and friends.”
Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted that Hamilton was “the greatest sportsman this country has ever produced”.
The ride started from pole position ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on a resurfaced and skidding circuit not used in F1 since 2011.
“It was a big test for me,” said Hamilton. “I don’t remember ever competing in an ice race.
A chaotic start saw Verstappen clinch as Hamilton moved up to third to lose grip and get passed by Red Bull’s Alexander Albon and Verstappen. Vettel took a good step from 11th to third, but Bottas spun around and fell.
The virtual safety car was activated on lap 13 after Antonio Giovinazzi from Alfa Romeo pulled over to the side of the track.
The impatient Verstappen pushed too hard behind second Perez and lost control to go twice on the track. He boxed again for new tires on lap 19.
Halfway through the race, Stroll and Perez beat Hamilton but lost ground. Stroll came in for new tires on lap 37 and Hamilton used the DRS to pass Perez a lap later and take the lead.
Stroll’s tire change backfired and he was quickly passed by the two Ferraris, while Bottas spun at the back of the field for the fourth time.
On a humiliating day for the Finnish rider, he was passed by Hamilton towards the end.
The next step for Hamilton is signing a new contract, and he has hinted that contract negotiations will begin soon.
“It’s definitely something we need to address,” he said. “I wanted to put it aside and wait for the job to be done. Probably in the next few weeks … But we’ll get there, I’m sure.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)