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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain after Leclerc loses power

 Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain GP from Bottas, after Leclerc loses power.

Lewis Hamilton clinches a victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix after an engine problem in a runaway in Ferrari driving by Charles Leclerc's.

Leclerc had dominated after re-taking the lead following a poor start and was on course for a maiden victory when his hybrid system failed.

Hamilton closed an eight-second deficit within three laps and swept by for his first win of 2019 with nine laps to go.

Leclerc would have slipped down to fourth behind Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen but was saved by a late race safety car.

Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain Grand Prix from Bottas, after Leclerc loses power

Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 Race result

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 25pts

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 18pts

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 16pts*

Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 12pts

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 10pts

Lando Norris (McLaren) 8pts

Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) 6pts

Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) 4pts

Alex Albon (Toro Rosso) 2pts

Sergio Perez (Racing Point) 1pt

*Extra point for fastest lap

Best Quotes from Bahrain Grand Prix

Leclerc: "It happens. Unfortunately today was not our day. But I am extremely confident. The team have done amazing job. We have been lucky on an unlucky day with the safety car. Very hard to take but we will come back stronger."

Valtteri Bottas, who still leads the championship, finishing P2, says: "Yeah I mean as a team we got lucky today we kept it together.
"The hard work at the factory is paying off I had a difficult race as the balance of the car was everywhere and I made a few mistakes.
"I never will give space, the first lap was good I had a lock-up in turn one."

Race winner Lewis Hamilton says: "Today was a really, really hard job and the team were incredible. It was a devastating race for Charles.
"We were lucky today. I gave it everything in the race. This guy [Leclerc] has a lot of race wins coming in the future."

  When the Next Formula 1 Race? 

The Chinese Grand Prix in two weeks' time - F1's 1,000th race. After the huge changes in form between Mercedes and Ferrari in the first two grands prix, it is hard to predict.

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