Two In A Row For Vettel As He Just Beats Bottas To Victory In Bahrain
Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took his second victory in a row at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday evening. The four time world champion who started his 200th Grand Prix from pole position held off a last lap charge from Mercedes Valtteri Bottas to take his tenth win for Ferrari and the 49th of his Formula One career.
Valtteri Bottas finished the race in second place just ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton who completed the podium for the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team.
It was a fantastic day for Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly who scored his best ever Formula One finish in fourth place for the Honda powered team beating the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen who did a great job for the American team to finish the race in fifth place just ahead of the Renault Sport F1 Team’s Nico Hulkenberg.
Following a poor qualifying performance, McLaren Renault had a fantastic race with both Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne finishing in the points in seventh and eighth respectively.
It was a fantastic race for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team as Marcus Ericsson ended the race in ninth place for the Swiss based outfit. Sahara Force India’s Esteban Ocon took the team’s first point of the season rounding out the top ten.
The Renault Sport F1 Team’s Carlos Sainz ended the race in 11th place just ahead of Sergio Perez’s Force India while Brendon Hartley ended the race in 13th for Toro Rosso.
Charles Leclerc ended the race in 14th place in the second Alfa Romeo Sauber. Romain Grosjean was 15th for the Haas F1 Team with Williams Martini Racing’s Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin rounding out the order for the Grove based outfit.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen retired from the race following an incident in his final pit-stop which saw one of his mechanics injured with it confirmed following the race that the mechanic has broken his leg. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo both retired from the race.