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Bahrain

Mixed Day in the Desert for Ferrari

 

Sebastian Vettel made it two out of two for Ferrari as he took victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix. But it wasn't the easiest day for the team.

Vettel started his 200th grand prix from pole, which he achieved by setting a new lap record in Qualifying. He pulled away at an early stage and showed that he wasn't to be messed with.

It was a tough day for Red Bull, who saw both of their drivers retire before Lap 5. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen both found their cars mysteriously stopping on the side of the track.

Vettel may have been leading the way but things weren't running so smoothly for teammate Kimi Raikkonen. When he came in to make his second and final pit stop on Lap 37, a freak accident occurred. The mechanic responsible for the right rear tyre struggled to make the change. Kimi got the green light to leave the pit box and wiped the mechanic out in the process. Although the mechanic remained conscious, he suffered a badly broken leg. Meanwhile, Kimi was unhurt but retired due to safety concerns.

Ferrari put all of their efforts into supporting Vettel and helped him to secure his second race win of 2018. Despite the good result, Vettel's podium celebrations were muted in respect of his injured mechanic.

 

Driver of the Day: Sebastian Vettel

Result:

1 Sebastian Vettel - 1:32:01

2 Valterri Bottas

3 Lewis Hamilton

4 Pierre Gasly

5 Kevin Magnussen

6 Nico Hulkenberg

7 Fernando Alonso

8 Stoffel Vandoorne

9 Marcus Ericsson

10 Esteban Ocon

11 Carlos Sainz

12 Charles Leclerc

13 Romain Grosjean

14 Lance Stroll

15 Sergey Sirotkin

16 Sergio Perez

17 Brendon Hartley

18 Kimi Raikkonen    DNF

19 Max Verstappen   DNF

20 Daniel Ricciardo   DNF