Race Notes – Hamilton wins Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix in his Mercedes GP in commanding fashion. The next lap in DRS Gasly passes Leclerc ffor ninth. The next lap Verstappen and Perez both pit for hard tyres – they rejoins second and fifth. On lap 24 Leclerc pits for medium hard tyres and rejoins in 12th. Norris passes Bottas for sixth, and both then pit the next lap. At lap 25 Hamilton leads Verstappen by 4.3 seconds, followed by Perez (18.6s), Albon (22.3s), Norris (34.1s), Ocon (39.5s), Sainz (40.2s), Ricciarrdo (41.6s), Gasly (51.3s) and Leclerc (54.3s) in tenth. On lap 34 Verstapppen pits for hard tyres, Albon pits as well. The next lap Hamilton pits for hard tyres and rejoins still in the lead. At lap 40 Hamilton leads Verstappen by 3.2 seconds, followed by Perez (28.1s), Albon (31.1s), Gasly (45.4s), Norris (49.4s), Sainz (59.4s), Ricciardo (1m03.6s), Ocon (1m06.7s) and Bottas (1m08.0s) in tenth place.

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