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Vettel holds off Hamilton charge to win Bahrain GP

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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.”

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