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FP1 HIGHLIGHTS: All the action from the first practice session of the 2021 season at the Bahrain GP

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Formula 1 is back after the long winter break, with the drivers hitting the Bahrain International circuit on Friday for the first practice session of 2021.

And as they did in pre-season testing two weeks ago, it was Red Bull that led the way, with Max Verstappen posting the fastest time of the new, shortened one hour FP1 session - down from 90 minutes from last year.

FP1 report: Verstappen quickest in first practice in Bahrain as 2021 season gets up and running

The Dutchman was just ahead of Valtteri Bottas on the time sheets, as Mercedes look to get their car sorted after a tricky time at testing.

Lando Norris was third quickest for McLaren, just ahead of reigning champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hit play in the video above to see all the on-track action from the first official session of the 2021 season...

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