Connect with us

Bahrain GP

Vettel holds off Hamilton charge to win Bahrain GP

Published

on

Ferrari speedy Sebastian Vettel holds off Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton charge to win Bahrain Grand Prix. Five-second penalty cost the Brit Hamilton top podium.

The Finn, Bottas third after starting on pole; Max Verstappen crashes out with brake failure;F1 rookie Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz crashes out.

Hamilton was punished for slowing down Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo as the pair advanced the pitlane.

The Brit apologized the pit-lane incident – “It was my fault,” says Lewis Hamilton of his slow entry into the pit lane which earned him that five-second penalty. Vettel now has 68 points to Hamilton’s 61.
Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas finished in third position, with Kimi Raikkonen crossing the line in fourth.

Bottas, the first Finn to start from pole in nearly a decade, blasted out of the blocks to retain his lead on the long run down to turn one.

Vettel believes an aggressive pit-stop policy proved crucial in cutting Bottas’ lead at the front, and putting the pressure on Hamilton.

“It was a great team effort today and I felt like we are quick. I tried to put Valtteri under pressure. But the early pit stop worked.

“When the safety car came I was like “not again!” I thought we would have lost the advantage but I had a good feeling yesterday. Lewis was obviously a threat again towards the end but the car was a dream today.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F13 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F13 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F13 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F13 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

34Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F13 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

650SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F14 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...

2018 F15 days ago

Ricciardo admits 2019 Red Bull contract ‘likely’

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo now says it is “likely” he will stay at Red Bull in 2019. Earlier, the Red Bull driver...

2018 F15 days ago

Alonso no fan of proposed expand points system

44SharesFernando Alonso says he is not sure changing the points system is a good move for F1. Over the British...

2018 F15 days ago

Renault felt like F2 engine – Verstappen

105SharesMax Verstappen says he feels as though he has been relegated to Formula 2. In the Honda era, Fernando Alonso...

2018 F16 days ago

Rosberg reveals what difference at Ferrari engine

1Share2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says the engine is what is making the difference at Ferrari this year. The...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media