George and Lewis will start the Bahrain Grand Prix P3 and P9 respectively after a tight qualifying session in Sakhir.

Just half a second separated the top nine on the final timesheets, with both drivers setting their best lap on a new set of the Soft compound tyres at the end of Q3 – George with a 1:29:485, and Lewis with a 1:29:710.

Both cars navigated the first two sessions, though there was an anxious wait at the end of Q2 as Lewis and George were the last two cars to cross the line, and both were outside of the top 10 starting their final runs.

That meant we have had both cars in Q3 for the past 12 seasons and sets up an exciting battle tomorrow night, with little to choose between the teams during all four sessions so far this weekend.

“Good work everyone, it’s an important one tomorrow,” said George on the radio to the team at the end of the session.

Source and info : Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team