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Bahrain F1 Grand Prix: Vettel Beats Hamilton, Confirms the Return to Form of Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel scored his second victory of the season on Sunday in Bahrain.  Starting from third place behind the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, the German in a Ferrari, who won the first race in Australia last month, in particular benefited from a five-second penalty suffered by Hamilton

And two for Sébastien Vettel and Ferrari. After his success in Melbourne, opening the season end of March, the German recurred in Bahrain on Sunday. The quadruple world champion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) won before the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to take the top spot of the World Championship before the British and the Finns.Starting from third position on the grid, Vettel was first filed in Hamilton ultimately right before making a solid race. He knew also take full advantage of a five second penalty inflicted by Hamilton race stewards for driving too slowly in the pit lane. A sanction that the British driver pays dearly and without which it might be imposed on the Sakhir circuit.

Following his first career pole position, Valtteri Bottas never seemed able to win and was much slower than his teammate. Of the French drivers, Romain Grosjean (Haas) finished 8th, 10th Esteban Ocon (Force India). Note the new Calvary Fernando Alonso forced to abandon the third in as many races in the last laps with his McLaren.

Overall standings
1. Sebastian Vettel (GER / Ferrari) the 308.000 kilometers in 1:33: 53 373 (average: 196.979 km / h)
2. Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 6,600
3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) to 20 397
4. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN / Ferrari) to 22 475
5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Red Bull-TAG Heuer) to 39 346
6. Felipe Massa (BRA / Williams-Mercedes) to 54,326
7. Sergio Pérez (MEX / Force India-Mercedes) to 1: 02606
8. Romain Grosjean (FRA / Haas-Ferrari) 1: 14,865
9. Nico Hülkenberg (GER / Renault) 1: 20.188
10. Esteban Ocon (FRA / Force India-Mercedes) 1: 35 711
11. Pascal Wehrlein (GER / Sauber-Ferrari) 1 lap
12. Daniil Kvyat (RUS / Toro Rosso-Renault) at 1 lap
13. Jolyon Palmer (GBR / Renault) 1 lap

Fastest lap
Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 32798 46th round (average: 209.953 km / h)
Retirements
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL / McLaren-Honda) 1 motor revolution
Kevin Magnussen (DEN / Haas): head-to-tail 10th round
Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull): head-to-tail lap 12
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Toro Rosso): accident 13e tour
Lance Stroll (CAN/Williams): accident 13e tour
Marcus Ericsson (SWE / Sauber) gearbox 51st round
Fernando Alonso (ESP / McLaren-Honda): 55th round mechanical problem (classified)

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