It’s not that the Italian squad had a shocking weekend, but it’s definitely not the result they had in mind coming to Bahrain last week – although it started well with Nyck de Vries taking P4 in the qualifying session. Things were worse for Sean Gelael, whose session was shortened following a mechanical issue. The loveable Indonesian qualified P19, but did not let it hamper his spirits; he drove flawlessly up to seventh place on Saturday, one place behind teammate de Vries. The Dutchman made a strong start from P4 to muscle his way up to P2, but then did not manage his pace well and finished sixth. The next day, he got off the line perfectly to get into the lead of the Sprint Race into Turn 1, before later opting to pit for Soft tyres to rejoin in thirteenth place. De Vries displayed great overtaking manoeuvres to move up to P5 at the chequered flag, grabbing the fastest lap along the way. Meanwhile, Gelael suffered heartbreak after stalling on the starting grid from the front row, ending the day in P16. Expect the PREMA pair to fight at the front in Baku!