For a dead rubber event, the penultimate round of the 2020 Formula 1 season has an unusually high number of storylines to track. And the main one for the Sakhir Grand Prix is at Mercedes, where Valtteri Bottas has been joined by George Russell after Lewis Hamilton's positive test for COVID-19 following his win in the first Bahrain race.
The headlines after the first two practice sessions of F1's third repeat venue visit in this most unusual of seasons - although of course this weekend action is taking place on the shorter, 2.202-mile 'outer loop' layout - show that Russell is on top.
He was the fastest driver in both FP1 and FP2, but, as ever in F1, it's not quite as simple as it looks. Although, it was fairly obvious to see that Bottas went faster in FP2 before having his best time deleted for running too wide at the exit of Turn 8, where the outer loop re-joins the traditional Bahrain track.