49th Formula 1 victory for Sebastian Vettel in his 200th start
Sebastian Vettel celebrated his 200th Formula 1 Grand Prix start in the best possible way – by winning the race. The 30-year-old German driver of the #5 Ferrari SF71H clinched his second win of the season and the 49th Grand Prix victory in a career by winning the Bahrain Grand Prix after starting from pole position.
Vettel shared a podium with two Mercedes drivers – Valtteri Bottas finished second and Lewis Hamilton progressed from P9 at the start to P3 at the end. Kimi Raikkonen, who started from the front row and was third in the race, retired after an accident during the pit stop on Lap 36 in which one crew member was injured.
Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) finished the race in the sensational fourth place, earning an honor to be voted for the best performance of the race by the Formula 1 fans all over the world. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) finished in the fifth place, proving that Haas VF18 is a car capable to score big results.
Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) and Esteban Ocon (Force India) completed the top 10. Both Red Bull’s of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen retired early in the race.
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