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Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir April 17-19, 2015

Total laps 57
Lap distance 5.412 km
Track Conditions Dry

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Free practice 1  April 17 - 14:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 12:00 BST
Free practice 2  April 17 - 18:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 BST
Free practice 3  April 18 - 15:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST

Qualifying  April 18 - 18:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 BST
Race  April 19 - 18:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 BST

Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 57
2 Räikkönen FL FIN Ferrari 57
3 Rosberg GER Mercedes 57
4 Bottas FIN Williams 57
5 Vettel GER Ferrari 57
6 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 57
7 Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 57
8 Perez MEX Racing Point 56
9 Kvyat RUS Red Bull 56
10 Massa BRA Williams 56
11 Alonso ESP McLaren 56
12 Nasr BRA Alfa Romeo 56
13 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 56
14 Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo 56
15 Maldonado VEN Lotus F1 56
16 Stevens GBR Manor 55
17 Merhi ESP Manor 54
Retirement
electrical Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 33
wheel bearing Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 29
Not started
Button GBR McLaren 0

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Fireworks light up the Bahrain night sky as we wait for the podium ceremony.

Hamilton jumps around as he joins the podium, ahead of the English national anthem. Raikkonen his usual cool self up there.

Not much enthusiasm from Raikkonen in spraying the rosewater. Get that man a bottle of vodka, someone.

Hamilton receives the trophy with a big grin. Ferrari is catching up but nothing has changed in front - he's the man to beat and it's hard to see where Rosberg is going to turn the tide.

Lap 57

Hamilton has started his final lap but he's reporting a brake-by-wire issue. His lead is six seconds, surely enough for the win. Hamilton will nurse this one home.

"Caution on the brakes," Peter Bonnington tells him.

Raikkonen takes a huge chunk out of Hamilton but nowhere near enough as Lewis Hamilton wins the Bahrain Grand Prix. Raikkonen second, Rosberg third.

Bottas, cool as anything under pressure, holds off Vettel for fourth.

"Fantastic job Lewis, fantastic job!" Peter Bonnington tells the race winner.

Ricciardo has finished sixth but brakes down just after the pit straight! His engine started smoking just as he completed the final turn.

"You were great, Kimi! I'm proud of you," says Arrivabene. "Yeah, thanks everybody" comes a classic Raikkonen response.

"Sorry about the brakes, Nico. Happened at the worst time." Confirmation Rosberg was also suffering with brake problems.

Lap 56

Raikkonen just outside of the DRS zone as he starts the penultimate lap.

Rosberg runs wide at Turn 1 and Raikkonen gobbles up second position! Rosberg looks like he'll fight it back but Raikkonen has the pace advantage.

Replay suggests Rosberg just missed his braking point.

Very contrasting emotions on the Mercedes and Ferrari pit walls.

Bottas two laps away from a brilliant fourth. Vettel doesn't look like he can get close enough for a pass.

Lap 55

Kvyat puts himself into ninth ahead of the Rosberg/Raikkonen battle - Massa can't fight back because of the blue flags.

That seems to have hurt Raikkonen more than Rosberg but not by too much. The gap nearly one second as Rosberg runs very wide at the top of the hill at Turn 12.

Lap 54

Raikkonen now under two seconds behind Rosberg.

Former team-mate Alonso is just one position away from a point - but Kvyat is some 15 seconds clear in tenth.

Hamilton getting the news Rosberg is now under threat from Raikkonen. The Finn getting closer and closer to the Silver Arrows.

Lap 53

Three seconds between Rosberg and Raikkonen, but he knocks two tenths off in the first sector alone, and then another huge chunk in the middle sector.

Hamilton approaching two lapped cars.

Replays show Vettel coming oh-so-close to driving into the back of Bottas at Turn 1. Very late on the brakes from the four-time world champion and he's really struggled this afternoon.

Full commentary: Race Qualifying