SAKHIR, Bahrain — Environment winner Lewis Hamilton just held off Max Verstappen to earn the year-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and clinch the 96th Formulation One earn of his career on Sunday.
The race was effectively decided when Verstappen overtook Hamilton but went also wide on a switch and was explained to by his crew to give Hamilton the situation back again, as he risked a time penalty.
Verstappen continue to had a couple of laps to catch Hamilton and he virtually did, finishing just .seventy four seconds driving the Mercedes driver.
Hamilton’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas, took 3rd but was way driving the entrance two.
Verstappen took a excellent pole situation on Saturday, the fourth of his career, and started out straight away forward of Hamilton.
Verstappen bought absent cleanly and held off Hamilton, although Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc manufactured a wonderful overtake on Bottas but missing that situation following the protection car arrived out on Lap 1.
Fernando Alonso failed to complete the race on his F1 comeback with Alpine.
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