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Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez left a good taste in the mouth in the practices prior to the Bahrain GP

Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez during the practices for the Bahrain GP.

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Before the start of Formula 1 this Sunday, March 5, at the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit, the Mexican driver Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez dominated and left a good taste in the mouth in the practice sessions that took place today, Friday.

In the first, Pérez was lord and master of the training sessions by achieving a record of 1:32.758. In second place came Spaniard Fernando Alonso with a time of 1:2.196 and his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen finished with a time of 1:33.375.

For the second batch, ‘Checo’ was overtaken by Alonso and the Dutchman Verstappen and he had to occupy third place. In fourth place finished one of the Mexican’s rivals last season, the Monegasque Charles Leclerc. However, Pérez was one of the figures on the first day of free practice.

Failed in the tests

The training sessions this Friday in the Middle Eastern nation were not only marked by the good times of the ‘Czech’, but also by a small accident suffered by Carlos Sainz. With 20 minutes remaining in practice, the Spaniard ended up doing a high-speed 360-degree turn at turn nine. However, he was able to quickly recover and continue on his way to the box.

This F1 season will be the longest in history with 23 Grands Prix. Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez will seek to match or improve the records of his previous campaign in which he finished in third position in the drivers’ championship.

The Mexican was overtaken by the Monegasque Charles Leclerc in a section that ended up being controversial after the controversy with Max Verstappen which hurt him in his aspirations to second place.

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