Ferrari fined 50000 euros after mechanic suffers leg break

Ferrari fined 50000 euros after mechanic suffers leg break

The victor in Bahrain has started on pole on five of the past 13 occasions.

Bottas began to claw back time and was just two seconds back when Ferrari brought the race leader in for a change of tyres.

Hamilton came to Bahrain knowing he was in for a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, so he needed to be on his game - with a flawless auto - to minimise the damage and give himself the best chance in the race. With the VSC on track, Verstappen managed to crawl back into the pits. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) +0,4406.

A Virtual Safety Car would be needed to clear the Australian's RB14 away and it would be at the restart when Hamilton used DRS and a double slipstream to pass Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Ocon all on the main straight and into the first corner. Raikkonen could not respond and will line up second.

Raikkonen then made a second stop that threatened to inject a strategic variable into the lead fight but ended up removing him from the picture.

Max Verstappen squeezed Hamilton too hard exiting Turn 1 after passing him at the start of the second lap damaged his left-rear wheel, which caused a puncture. The Scuderia Ferrari driver started the race on pole and continued to hold on to the top spot with a lead of0.699s, resisting the charge from Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in the final stages.

The German marque have taken pole position for the past five years, but face a tall order to win the race this year.

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Raikkonen was immediately ordered to pull over as the mechanic received initial treatment in the pit lane.

This left Vettel to contend with the silver arrows on his own as both Mercedes drivers comitted to a one-stop strategy, forcing the German to run his set of soft tyres to the ragged edge. But with Mercedes on a one-stopper and Ferrari seeming to be two-stopping, the playing field was a lot more even than it looked. Vettel pitted in the early stages to switch to softs, followed by Raikkonen in the next lap.

Magnussen dropped to 10th when he came in for his second stop and wasn't impressed with his team-mate Romain Grosjean.

Raikkonen came in for his second tire change of the race after 36 of 57 laps of the 5.4-kilometer (3.3-mile) desert circuit, but the left rear tire was not secured properly.

"A bit sad because one of our mechanics got injured", Vettel said.

Vettel was nearly overtaken by Bottas on the last lap but made a crucial blocking move and won by only 0.6 seconds for his 49th career win.

Hamilton was disappointed that the incident cost him a very possible victory but Vettel was also not fully satisfied with his vehicle which lacked Mercedes' pace. Hamilton, who voiced his frustrations over the radio on several occasions, completed the podium in third place.

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