All eyes on Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton is hoping he can turn things "upside down" and rescue a podium finish after starting a scheduled ninth on the grid for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vettel still held a five-second advantage as the race entered its final 10 laps but Bottas began closing in, and got within DRS range on the penultimate lap, setting up a grandstand finish.

Vettel was nearly overtaken by Bottas on the last lap, but made a crucial blocking move and won by only 0.6 seconds, reported AP.

Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso afforded it reason to be cheerful though: Pierre Gasly was an incredible fourth place for Toro Rosso on only the team's second start with Honda power. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) +1.400s 8.

With Verstappen out, Hamilton expertly jumped up three places, passing Sebastian Ocon (Force India), Fernando Alonso (McLaren) and Nico Hulkenberg (Renault).

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There would be light contact between the Mercedes and Red Bull, however, with the Dutchman picking up a puncture, at the same time up ahead, his teammate Daniel Ricciardo was pulling over to the side of the track after his auto shutdown.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in the opening running here in the desert, but the Australian had to make do with sixth under the lights of the Sakhir circuit in the second session. Vettel was fourth and Hamilton fifth.

"I go when the light is green, I don't see what happens behind", added Raikkonen.

At the previous race in Australia, Ferrari's rivals Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport demonstrated a clear pace advantage, but on the smoother Bahrain International Circuit, Vettel suggests that Ferrari now fully understands their auto.

Raikkonen was later investigated by race stewards for an unsafe vehicle release following a pitstop. Ferrari said the mechanic was taken to the hospital for treatment with a broken leg.

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The two Ferrari men were comfortably clear by more than half a second of the two Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and his team-mate and defending champion Briton Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel clocked 1:27.958 to take pole, with Valterri Bottas third ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and world champion Hamilton.

It was still a good recovery for the McLarens to secure double points once again, but the deficit to Toro Rosso will be of concern at a home race of sorts with the team under Bahraini ownership.

Vettel's victory ensures he has maximum points from the first two races, with Hamilton - who called Verstappen a "d***head" after seeing a replay of their clash - second in the standings but already 17 points adrift.

Last year's pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas, who crashed out of qualifying in Australia, led the German marque's charge in third. A disastrous pitstop for team mate Kimi Raikkonen left a Ferrari mechanic injured on the ground and forced the Finn's retirement.

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