The German raced to the victory by a mere 0.699s ahead of Valtteri Bottas and for the final 10 laps, it looked as if it was the Mercedes driver who would take it.
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I still think he's an important player". "He's been training and he's not going to let his motivation levels drop off". Defender Nacho will miss out for Real as he has not recovered from a muscle problem suffered against Los Palmas.
Red Bull's race unravels early: Red Bull's race went south pretty quickly. Tracks such as Sakhir play more to the driving style on the Finnish driver, and out qualifying his Mercedes teammate in Lewis Hamilton would give him a confidence boost after a crash at Melbourne.
Verstappen's auto lost power and stopped on the track in the first session.
That should theoretically allow him to go longer in the race before needing to pit, opening up strategic possibilities Mercedes might be able to exploit in the event of a safety vehicle, like Ferrari did in Australia.
At the previous race in Australia, Ferrari's rivals Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport demonstrated a clear pace advantage, but on the smoother Bahrain International Circuit, Vettel suggests that Ferrari now fully understands their vehicle.
Raikkonen, however, faced a post-race investigation into a possible "unsafe release" of his auto, by Ferrari, following a routine pit-stop late in the session.
The mechanic was taken to the circuit medical centre with a suspected broken leg. The team subsequently tweeted that he had been transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
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A frantic start saw Vettel hold the lead but Raikkonen got passed on the first corner by Bottas. Mercedes' decision to go for the more durable medium tires and a one-stop strategy, compared to Ferrari's move to bolt on softer rubber in anticipation of a two-stop race, brought the evening alive.
Vettel's win pushed him up to 50 points in the drivers' standings, 17 ahead of Hamilton, with Bottas third on 22 points.
The Australian was 0.3 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.4 seconds faster than Raikkonen.
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