Defending Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took an unlikely victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit after the 57 lap race ended up a safety car after both Renault drivers stopped on track with failures.

Valtteri Bottas came home in second place giving Mercedes their second 1-2 finish of the season.

Pole sitter Charles Leclerc had a heartbeaking race as he suffered a turbo failure resulting in him missing out on his debut win but managed to survive the race to score a third place finish.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen finished the race in fourth place just ahead of Sebastian Vettel who recovered from a spin and front wing failure to come home fifth.

It was a fantastic day for McLaren Renault as Lando Norris scored his first world championship points with a sixth place finish.

Alfa Romeo Racing’s Kimi Raikkonen was seventh just ahead of Pierre Gasly. Alex Albon scored his first points in Formula One coming home in ninth place just ahead of SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team’s Sergio Checo Perez who rounded out the top ten.

Antonio Giovinazzi ended the race in 11th place just ahead of Daniil Kvyat and the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen.

Lance Stroll was 14th just ahead of George Russell while Robert Kubica rounded out the order in the second Williams in 16th place.

The Renault F1 Team’s Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg retired from the race as did Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean.

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