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Motorsport Formula 1 2018: Discussion Thread (1 Viewer)

Major Tom
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Round 2 - Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel has claimed his second successive win at the start of 2018 after holding off Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas for victory in an epic Bahrain GP.

Vettel won after running an extended second stint on soft tyres ahead of the one-stopping, medium-shod Mercedes cars of Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.
Ferrari switched Vettel on to a one-stop strategy of his own midway through the race when it became clear he would lose out to Bottas and potentially Hamilton if he pitted again.

Bottas caught the faltering Ferrari in the closing stages but could not find a way past Vettel as the four-time world champion eked out his ailing tyres.

Kimi Raikkonen retired from third place after a botched pit-stop in which a Ferrari mechanic suffered a double-leg break.

On a disastrous evening for the Red Bull team, both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen retired on the opening laps. Ricciardo's car suffered a catastrophic loss of power while Verstappen's RB14 was severely damaged after a collision with Hamilton's Mercedes.

Verstappen later blamed Hamilton for the clash, arguing the world champion hadn't given him sufficient room.
Result
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.699s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 6.512s
4 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 63.717s
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 74.264s
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 84.906s
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1 LAP
8 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1 LAP
9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1 LAP
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 1 LAP
11 Carlos Sainz Renault 1 LAP
12 Sergio Perez Force India 1 LAP
13 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1 LAP
14 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1 LAP
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1 LAP
16 Lance Stroll Williams 1 LAP
17 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1 LAP

Did not finish
Raikkonen Ferrari wheel
Verstappen Red Bull crash
Ricciardo Red Bull loss of power

Cracking race and plenty of positive results throughout the field.

Biggest losers this round are Williams and Red Bull .

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