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2018 Bahrain Grand Prix race result

2018 Bahrain Grand Prix

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15Sebastian VettelFerrari571hr 32m 01.940s
277Valtteri BottasMercedes570.6990.699
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes576.5125.813
410Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda5762.23455.722
520Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari5775.04612.812
627Nico HulkenbergRenault5799.02423.978
714Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault561 lap1 lap
82Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault561 lap9.579
99Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari561 lap4.427
1031Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes561 lap6.129
1155Carlos Sainz JnrRenault561 lap6.620
1216Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari561 lap5.270
138Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari561 lap3.471
1418Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes561 lap19.893
1535Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes561 lap0.736
1611Sergio Perez*Force India-Mercedes561 lap1.795
1728Brendon Hartley*Toro Rosso-Honda561 lap0.027
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7Kimi RaikkonenFerrari3522 laps21 lapsWheel
33Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer354 laps32 lapsDamage
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer156 laps2 lapsPower unit

*30-second time penalties

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30 comments on “2018 Bahrain Grand Prix race result”

  1. Well it’s only the second race and Honda has already achieved its best result yet

    1. Gasly said “Now we can fight” great banter right back at Alonso’s quote.

      1. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
        8th April 2018, 18:41

        Ahh so it was good spot! Shady

    2. And….. the package still – just like McLaren – isn’t optimized at all.
      Those STR mechanics are nothing compared to my smile right here. I’ll need to start thinking about teeth-whitening products. My mailbox is completely empty right now. Look quick at the standings article. ”Someone” even left out STR in the constructors. Hilarious.

      1. @xiasitlo Yes, there’s a team left out… I’m sure it’s a simple mistake. The McLaren just looks outdated. They keep trying to outsmart everyone whilst they haven’t delivered in years.

  2. Gasly: Now we can fight.

    What a boss!

  3. Vettel looking like he will have it wrapped up by the mid season break.

    1. Mercedes were faster i believe today, and if ever Vettel will wrap it, he will by end of season, but i don’t see this coming.

  4. Oh well … good race but we missed the fight between Ham and Vet. I wish it wasnt that gearbox penalty and im certain that if HAM was behind VET we would had different result. I say this and i am mostly Ferrari fan but i respect the fight ability of Hamilton.

    Overall great result for VET, 2 wins in 2 races, i hope they dont mess everything from now on like last year.
    Kimi us unlucky as always for sure. If you saw the replay the mechanic leg is totally braked above the heel because 1000HP spinned on his to the opposite direction of how he was.

    1. wow, I have just seen the replay on youtube. it’s really shocking. my best wishes to the mechanic.

    2. Thanks for that, @bluechris , I’ll make sure I avoid watching any replays of it.

    3. @bluechris
      Not nearly 1000hp but surely enough to rip a leg apart.

    4. I don’t think it would’ve made a difference if Hamilton was behind Vettel. Mercedes has maintained that their car cannot perform in the wake of another, and I believe it was just that. Sure, the result might’ve been .3 behind for second instead of .6, but it would’ve been second for Merc in any case. The Ferrari was just sublime.

  5. What a race. Hulkenberg getting his 100th 6th placed finish in the last yaer too, midfield incredibly close, loved it, so many overtakes!

    1. Also, he is beating his teammate quite regularly in both qually and race.

      Man, I’d hate to be in Sainz’ shoes seeing how the rookie that replaced him at STR finishes in 4th place while he’s fighting for 10 /11 the second race in a row.

  6. Well done to STR, Honda and Gasly.

    In your face Mclaren. So much for best chassis, couldn’t even pass a works Renault car that has battery issues. Just pathetic.

    1. @jaymenon10

      Yes, join my (up until now) lone dark side.
      Good, good, let the hate flow through you.

  7. I wouldn’t be too quickly to bash McLaren on dumping Honda. They are in 4th place on both standings right now. Alonso is ahead of Kimi.

    1. Hes ahead of Verstappen aswell, its amazing how McLarens chassis is slightly better than DNF.

      1. Hey at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you got there. Be lucky or not. Results are results. A change of engine could have had a huge cultural positive change at McLaren which affects every single staffer.

  8. anyone get that in the predictions???

    1. Nearly, but I had Hartley instead :(

  9. I kinda wish Vettel/Bottas tyre to explode just to see a Honda in podium.

  10. Manan (@mananbond007)
    8th April 2018, 20:10

    Marcus Ericsson is being massively overshadowed by a brilliant Gasly… With Sauber and year old Ferrari engines to finish ahead of both Force Indias is quite an achievement… Finally something from Marcus and Sauber… Hope they can be competitive through the season as well just to spice up the midfield further…

    1. @mananbond007 Isn’t the Sauber using this years engines? Which would just highlight how terrible that chassis is.

      1. Yes, they have current hardware

      2. Manan (@mananbond007)
        9th April 2018, 10:56

        Yeah… Missed that… Apparently, the deal goes beyond engines… (strategic, commercial and technological cooperation) Maybe chasis development is likely to be influenced…

  11. Alonso…rookie Gasly Honda was faster than you…again!

  12. Bahrain Grand Prix 2018

    Big winners – Vettel, Gasly, STR/Honda, KMag

    Big losers – Williams, RBR, Grosjean

    Dishonorable mention – Ferrari with their unsafe release issues. Having the best car (possibly) does not excuse extremely costly errors that put one driver out of the race when a podium may have been in reach. But, more importantly putting a crew member in the hospital.

  13. Mercedes engine development looks to have stood still over the winter compared to Renault, Ferrari and Honda, only 3 Mercedes engines finished in the top 3, only 1 solitary point scored by a non works Mercedes engined driver in the first two races! Early days yet I know, but telling signs!

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