Ricciardo sets the pace in first practice session

Fernando Alonso

"Yesterday our race pace didn't look bad in second practice but it wasn't as good as it was in FP1 or what it is now so it is encouraging to know that I believe our auto will be better than it was yesterday".

It all leads up to Sunday's race, which starts at 4.10pm BST and where Hamilton and Vettel will again expect to lead the pack.

Ricciardo will start the race in fourth courtesy of a grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton having posted a 1:28.398 lap-time, under half-a-second slower than pace-setter Sebastian Vettel.

But Verstappen's chances were shattered in the first qualifying session as he crashed into the barriers after losing the rear end of his auto at turn two.

Daniel Ricciardo finished qualifying for the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix frustrated after coming close to leading drivers' pace but ultimately ending up fifth.

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"We know that is tougher for us in the race than on one lap performance", said Gasly.

The Finn was summoned to the stewards afterwards for an unsafe release from the pits but escaped a grid penalty with Ferrari picking up a 5,000 euro (US$6,136.50) fine instead for the misdemeanour.

The Australian was 0.3 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.4 seconds faster than Raikkonen. The British driver had a tricky session, twice taking his Mercedes too wide on corners and finishing more than one second behind Ricciardo.

Team-mate Max Verstappen did not log any substantial mileage in FP1, spending most of the session in the garage with an electrical problem, before beating Ricciardo to fifth place in FP2 by 0.006s.

The Red Bull driver had put in a time good enough to get him through to Q2, and was completing a second high-speed lap to help sort out some engine settings.

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And Verstappen says the reason he was out on track was to try and solve a mapping issue that had been costing him time when trying to run in qualifying specification.

"Well I studied the data immediately when I came out of the auto because for me it was also a big surprise what happened", Verstappen said.

Fans will hope for a better spectacle than Australia, where the race was criticised for a lack of overtaking or exciting action.

"That's also what happened to me in third practice".

Vettel won in Melbourne, profiting from an error by Mercedes to finish ahead of Hamilton.

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