Sebastian Vettel took control of the race from start to finished and managed to win the Bahrain Grand Prix and secure his 49th victory in this 200th Grand Prix start. Lewis Hamilton had to fight from 9th place on the grid to complete the podium together with teammate Valtteri Bottas.
The two Red Bulls had such a disappointing day as both cars had to retire with Max Verstappen picking up a puncture whilst Daniel Ricciardo had to face a car failure. -Lewis Hamilton had to start from 9th at grid due to a 5-place penalty.
Disaster struck for Kimi Raikkonen as his car hit one of the mechanics as he pulled away from the pits. The mechanic suffered shinbone and fibula fractures and because this was Raikkonen’s second incident, he was ultimately stopped from racing.
Here are the race results:
|4||10||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||57||+62.234s||12|
|7||14||MCLAREN RENAULT||56||+1 lap||6|
|8||2||MCLAREN RENAULT||56||+1 lap||4|
|9||9||SAUBER FERRARI||56||+1 lap||2|
|10||31||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||56||+1 lap||1|
|12||16||SAUBER FERRARI||56||+1 lap||0|
|13||8||HAAS FERRARI||56||+1 lap||0|
|14||18||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||56||+1 lap||0|
|15||35||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||56||+1 lap||0|
|16||11||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||56||+1 lap||0|
|17||28||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||56||+1 lap||0|
|NC||33||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||3||DNF||0|
|NC||3||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||1||DNF||0|