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Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir April 14-16, 2017

Total laps 57
Lap distance 5.412 km
Track Conditions Dry

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

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

Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel GER Ferrari 57 2
2 Hamilton FL GBR Mercedes 57 2
3 Bottas FIN Mercedes 57 2
4 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 57 2
5 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 57 2
6 Massa BRA Williams 57 2
7 Perez MEX Force India 57 2
8 Grosjean FRA Haas 57 2
9 Hülkenberg GER Renault 57 2
10 Ocon FRA Force India 57 2
11 Wehrlein GER Sauber 56 1
12 Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso 56 2
13 Palmer GBR Renault 56 2
14 Alonso ESP McLaren 54 3
Retirement
Ericsson SWE Sauber 50 2
Stroll CAN Williams 12 1
Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 12 1
Verstappen NED Red Bull 11 1
Magnussen DEN Haas 8 0
Vandoorne BEL McLaren 0 0

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Another tense race we've been treated to there, but once again Ferrari showing it's not afraid of making aggressive calls on strategy. It won them a race in Australia and it's done so again here.

Hamilton looking disappointed before going onto the podium, didn't see much interaction between himself and Bottas.

Lap 57

Hamilton has eased off the pace, which is clear to see from his on-board. He'll rue that penalty, it was very avoidable, but the story of this race needs to include Ferrari once again nailing their strategy.

Sebastian Vettel wins the Bahrain Grand Prix!

Bottas holds on to third position.

Lap 56

Has Hamilton cooled his charge? It seems so, he's coming up behind those two cars in front.

Raikkonen has closed to within three seconds of Bottas, who has been really struggling this evening.

Hamilton clears those two cars but he's got a lot of track to make up if he wants to get close to Vettel in a lap and a half!

Lap 55

Alonso dives out of the way of Hamilton's car. If only this race was a few laps longer we might get a proper wheel-to-wheel scrap to the end. The gap is back up to six seconds, so this is Vettel's race.

Alonso complaining about an engine problem. He's coasting back to the pit lane. Hard not to feel sorry for him at the moment...

Lap 54

Blue lights flashing for these backmarkers as Vettel comes down the pit straight but neither men in front of him move over. The man in front is Alonso! He's in no mood to let a Ferrari through, but he does eventually at Turn 4.

Hamilton now 6.1s behind. He's not going to do this...

That's game over, surely, as Vettel has put three backmarkers between himself and the Mercedes driver.

Hamilton is going to rue that five-second penalty! That's going to be the gap at the end of this race.

Lap 53

Vettel's lead currently 7.8s. Double-waved yellows only to clear that Sauber, so this one is going to go to the flag. Great to see two drivers pushing to the finish in a race for the lead!

Vettel now has a train of three cars in front of him.

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