2018 Bahrain Grand Prix

Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Round:
2
Weather:
Hot and dry. Night race
Laps:
57
Fastest Lap:
Bottas, 1m33.740
Country:
Bahrain
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report

Pace and stealth zig-zagged their way through this race, each vying for the primary route to victory. Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari ultimately had both covered – but Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas and a confusing tyre picture made them work oh-so hard for it.

Mercedes were not the quickest in Bahrain – but they believed there was still a way they might beat Ferrari: by cunning and stealth. That plan got off to a great start as Bottas went around Kimi Räikkönen’s outside to slot straight into second as Vettel ran off into the floodlit night.

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