Lewis Hamilton, Britain’s richest sportsperson, is believed to have accepted a pay cut after extending his deal to drive for Mercedes’ F1 team by one season.
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Mercedes say a nearly-11-second pit stop for Valtteri Bottas in the Bahrain Grand Prix came down to a mechanic withdrawing a tyre gun too early.
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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.
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.
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.
The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in pictures.
Mercedes say their new car is much harder to work with than its predecessor, and tried to make it more forgiving to drive for the first race of the season.
Max Verstappen has looked quick enough to beat Mercedes all weekend, but with his new team mate only 11th on the grid he’ll have to do it by himself.
In the round-up: Bottas unhappy team “wasted a tyre set” during Q1 • Lundgaard gets second place back after error • Formula E adds more double-header events
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen beat the Mercedes pair to pole position for the first race of the 2021 F1 season, despite picking up damage on his Red Bull early in the qualifying session.
Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Max Verstappen continued his perfect start to the Formula 1 season by completing a hat-trick of practice sessions at the Bahrain Grand Prix as the fastest driver.