It took the combined effort of Lewis Hamilton’s peerless racecraft and sharp Mercedes strategy to deny Max Verstppen’s rapid Red Bull victory in Bahrain.
Fernando Alonso retired from his first Formula 1 race since 2018 after a sandwich bag entered a rear brake duct, causing terminal overheating.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Red Bull showed they will be “extremely difficult to beat” during 2021 after Lewis Hamilton’s narrow win in Bahrain.
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Mercedes had two significant advantages over Red Bull on race day in Bahrain which allowed them to pursue an aggressive strategy to clinch victory for Lewis Hamilton.
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi insisted there was no change in how track limits were enforced during the Bahrain Grand Prix, following Lewis Hamilton’s claims otherwise.
Max Verstappen believes giving up “super important” track position to Mercedes was the crucial factor in Red Bull’s Bahrain Grand Prix defeat.
Lewis Hamilton said he was confused by race control’s changing policy on enforcing track limits at turn four during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez has revealed he nearly gave up hope of starting the Bahrain Grand Prix when his car stopped on the formation lap, before going on to finish fifth.
Yuki Tsunoda says passing Fernando Alonso during his F1 debut was an ’emotional’ moment after watching the two-time champion race at Fuji as a child.
Sebastian Vettel said he was “probably” to blame for the collision with Esteban Ocon which led to him receiving a 10-second time penalty.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner defended Max Verstappen’s decision to let Lewis Hamilton overtake him in the final laps of the Bahrain Grand Prix – even though it cost him victory.
Max Verstappen told his Red Bull team they should have let him take a penalty for passing Lewis Hamilton with all four wheels off the track.
Lewis Hamilton says his narrow victory over Max Verstappen in Bahrain was “one of the hardest races” he’s had for a while, and will be difficult to repeat.
Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a thrilling scrap with Max Verstappen to win the first race of the 2021 season in Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton leads the world championship after the opening race of 2021, with a seven-point lead over Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton won the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.
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Nikita Mazepin says he is “very angry with myself” after spinning out of his grand prix debut just two corners into the first lap.
The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in pictures.