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Bahrain GP (2018)

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Vettel escapes penalty for driving too slowly

Sebastian Vettel has been cleared by the Bahrain Grand Prix stewards after being investigated for driving too slowly on an in-lap during Formula 1 qualifying.

Renault engine blameless in Verstappen's Bahrain Q1 crash

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has confirmed there was no car or engine issue when Max Verstappen crashed out in the first segment of qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

FIA worried by "dangerous" flying Haas bodywork

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting admits that he was not happy with the way Romain Grosjean’s Haas shed bits of bodywork during the Bahrain GP, citing it as "potentially dangerous".

Strategy Report: Did Mercedes pull a punch in Vettel fight?

James Allen analyses the Bahrain Grand Prix, a far more interesting race strategically than in Melbourne, and wonders if Mercedes could have been more ruthless.

Mercedes admits response to Vettel strategy was “too slow”

Mercedes has admitted that it lost its chance to beat Sebastian Vettel to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix because it was ‘too slow’ to realise the Ferrari driver would try a one-stop strategy.

Red Bull demands "fast and reliable" engine after Bahrain failure

Red Bull’s motorsport boss Helmut Marko has demanded a “fast and reliable engine” after the Renault failure that ended Daniel Ricciardo’s Bahrain Grand Prix after one racing lap.

Ranking all F1 teams after the Bahrain GP

Ferrari is doing all the winning so far in 2018, but there is a big reason it can't be considered the star from last weekend. In Bahrain there was another team that deserves top billing, and it's another blow for McLaren

Bahrain GP statistics: Vettel wins on his 200th F1 start

All important statistics and figures from the second round of the 2018 Formula 1 season, the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton urges better communication after Bahrain "no man's land"

Lewis Hamilton says that Mercedes has to work on improving in-race communication with its Formula 1 drivers on the back of two frustrating races in Melbourne and Bahrain.

Issue #25 of GP Gazette is now online

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, covering all of the action from an enthralling Bahrain GP.

Verstappen responds to Hamilton “dickhead” gibe

Max Verstappen has shrugged off Lewis Hamilton’s remark in the drivers’ room ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix podium ceremony, after being shown a clip of the moment Hamilton reacted to their collision.

Hamilton: Verstappen not making mature decisions

Lewis Hamilton has questioned Max Verstappen's maturity after their clash in the Bahrain Grand Prix, suggesting that someone with greater experience would have brought points home for Red Bull on Sunday.

Bahrain Grand Prix driver ratings

There were two deserving perfect 10s near the front of the field, while other drivers perhaps left a little bit too much on the table to warrant higher scores this time.

Ricciardo: Bahrain DNF shows F1 "rips your heart out"

A dejected Daniel Ricciardo says the implosion of Red Bull’s Bahrain Grand Prix within the first two laps shows how Formula 1 “can rip your heart out”.

How Mercedes squandered a 90 percent victory chance

Sebastian Vettel pulled off one of his greatest F1 victories in Bahrain, but a defeated Mercedes was left with a nagging feeling that this was a race it let slip through its fingers.

Sirotkin: "We looked like idiots" in Bahrain

Formula 1 rookie Sergey Sirotkin says that he and his Williams team "looked like idiots" after a poor Bahrain Grand Prix.

Injured Ferrari mechanic undergoes successful surgery

The Ferrari mechanic who suffered a broken leg during Kimi Raikkonen’s race-ending pitstop in the Bahrain Grand Prix has successfully undergone surgery.

Force India scores first points of 2018 in Bahrain

Force India scored its first points of the 2018 Formula 1 season in the Bahrain Grand Prix, with Esteban Ocon finishing tenth.

F1 Debrief: All you need to know from the Bahrain GP

Good morning. Welcome to your morning Motorsport F1 Debrief from the Bahrain Grand Prix - your quick wrap-up of all the important stories from a thriller in the desert.

Perez, Hartley penalised for formation lap error

Formula 1 stewards have penalised Sergio Perez and Brendon Hartley 30 seconds each for not following correct procedure on the Bahrain Grand Prix formation lap.

Ferrari hit with hefty fine for pitstop incident

Ferrari has been fined 50,000 Euros for the botched pitstop that ended with one of its mechanics suffering a broken leg at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes).

Gasly's drive "made a man out of him" - Marko

Pierre Gasly's drive to fourth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix "made a man out of him", according to Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko.

Vettel defends Hamilton's "dickhead" remark

Sebastian Vettel has launched a strong defence of Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton over comments the Mercedes driver made about Max Verstappen straight after the Bahrain Grand Prix.