Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix

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A Ferrari team mechanic was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by Kimi Raikkonen's auto during a botched tire change at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

With margins tight between Scuderia Ferrari and Mercedes, Vettel suggests the next race in China may be just as tough. The Finn closed in on Vettel's tail on the final lap but despite looking to the inside at Turn 1, he couldn't make a move stick and had to settle for second.

In the race, Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly was best-of-the-rest behind only Vettel and Mercedes pair Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. He was left with a rear left puncture and limped back to the pits for new tyres before retiring the auto due to damage from the early incident.

This left Vettel, who got away from the line brilliantly ahead of Bottas and then Raikkonen, untouched until the first round of pit stops. The mechanic waiting to fit the new one had his back to the light and would have been unaware that it had turned green and had no time to step out of the way as the 38-year-old pulled out of the pits. The mechanic was taken to hospital to treat a broken leg soon after.

Red Bull had an terrible race, with Ricciardo and Verstappen retiring within six laps.

There were also celebrations at Sauber, with Sweden's Marcus Ericsson finishing ninth for his first points since 2015 and the Swiss team's first of the season, but gloom at Williams whose drivers finished last.

His three wins last season all came after he had led from the start.

But following home someone on badly worn tyres is not a great look either, and sadly it is becoming increasingly apparent that Bottas is a very good driver, but not a great one.


At the restart on lap four, Hamilton went on the attack and a lap later overtook Alonso, Hulkenberg and Ocon into Turn 1 with an impressive move up the inside.

Magnussen was quickly passed for P5, which turned to P4 once Gasly was dealt with. Hamilton then pitted, also for mediums, which left both Mercedes on a one-stop strategy and Ferrari requiring another stop each.

Bottas' hopes of claiming Mercedes' first win of the year grew as the Finn closed the gap between himself and Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton finished third and Mercedes team-mate second in the action-packed grand prix yesterday.

Although the German won the season-opening Australian GP, he stated after the race that he lacked a "bit of confidence" in his SF71H. It was the second time the team had been involved in an unsafe release from a pit stop during the weekend.

"We had nothing to lose trying to stay out and trying to win", explained Vettel as he analyzed his long run on deteriorating tires.

Vettel was the first of the top four to pit, coming in on lap 18 and handing the lead to Bottas. Red Bull had more trouble, with Daniel Ricciardo's auto stopping at the side of the track too, which meant that the team had a double retirement.

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