Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir April 20-22, 2012

Total laps 57
Lap distance 5.412 km
Track Conditions Dry / 29C

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Free practice 1  April 20 - 10:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 08:00 BST
Free practice 2  April 20 - 14:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 12:00 BST
Free practice 3  April 21 - 11:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 09:00 BST

Qualifying  April 21 - 14:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 12:00 BST
Race  April 22 - 15:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel FL GER Red Bull 57 3
2 Räikkönen FIN Lotus F1 57 3
3 Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 57 3
4 Webber AUS Red Bull 57 3
5 Rosberg GER Mercedes 57 3
6 di Resta GBR Racing Point 57 2
7 Alonso ESP Ferrari 57 3
8 Hamilton GBR McLaren 57 3
9 Massa BRA Ferrari 57 3
10 Schumacher GER Mercedes 57 3
11 Perez MEX Alfa Romeo 57 3
12 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 57 3
13 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 57 3
14 Kobayashi JPN Alfa Romeo 57 3
15 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 56 3
16 Petrov RUS Caterham 56 3
17 Kovalainen FIN Caterham 56 4
18 Button GBR McLaren 55 5
19 Glock GER Manor 55 3
20 de la Rosa ESP HRT 55 3
21 Karthikeyan IND HRT 55 4
brakes Senna BRA Williams 54 4
puncture Maldonado VEN Williams 25 3
hydraulics Pic FRA Manor 24 1

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Massa is stood by his car out on track - he's stopped too. Not many made it back to the pits today!

Christian Horner congratulates Raikkonen before heading out on to the podium. Red Bull got its strategy spot on today and Vettel delivered as we were used to seeing him last season

After Raikkonen, my drive of the day has to go to di Resta. Skipped FP2, used tyres to get in to Q3 and then put in a great performance to two-stop his way to sixth place just two seconds behind Rosberg.

There's a lot of crowd noise from the main grandstand. While we can question the morals behind being in Bahrain, it's certainly delivered another exciting race.

Trophies are raised on the podium and it's a hugely popular second place for Raikkonen. Schumacher still searches for his first podium after his return - it took Kimi just four races.

As the rose water is sprayed it's time to sign off. Four different race winners from four different teams from the opening four races of the season - what a year this is shaping up to be. Lotus has shown that it will be able to challenge for victories too. I don't know about you but I can't wait for the next race! Stick with for all the reaction to the race, thanks for joining us.

Lap 57

Vettel begins his final lap and is cruising towards his first win of the season with Raikkonen 3.3s behind. It's been a really well judged race by Red Bull. Alonso catching di Resta now, the gap down to 0.8s for sixth place.

Vettel crosses the line to take victory and immediately stops the car at the pit exit. Raikkonen comes home second with Grosjean third - a great day for Lotus - and Webber makes it four fourths in a row.

Di Resta holds on for a quite brilliant sixth place on a two-stop strategy, Alonso just 0.2s behind him and Hamilton in eighth. Massa scores his first points in ninth place while Schumacher rounds out the top ten.

Vettel runs down the pit lane and salutes the crowd as he goes. It's worth remembering that Raikkonen started in 11th place, so second is still a fantastic drive even if it's a shame he couldn't challenge for victory. Grosjean and Raikkonen enjoy the adulation in parc ferme

Lap 56

The closest battle on-track is between Perez and Schumacher for 10th - one second between them

Lap 55

As you were at the front. Alonso has pulled 1.3s ahead of Hamilton while Rosberg is told that he has a broken exhaust. Button comes back to the McLaren pit and retires

Lap 54

Raikkonen closes the gap to 3.1s with three laps remaining. Surely too little too late. After Button's problem di Resta has some breathing space - five seconds over Alonso.

Senna pits and retires as Button says his engine or exhaust sounds strange. Schumacher has been promoted to tenth place

Lap 53

Button is within DRS-distance of di Resta at the start of this lap. Remember what happened to Raikkonen in China when his tyres went off - di Resta will be praying the same doesn't happen to him. He's reprieved though as Button has a puncture! Left rear, he pits and didn't lose too much time out on track but that's dropped him to 13th place

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