The Bahrain Grand Prix was a terrific race with some wild dicing early on and a finely-balanced strategic battle at the end as Valtteri Bottas hunted down Sebastian Vettel, as both men ran out of tyres in the closing laps. If the race had gone on a few laps more, Lewis Hamilton might have won it, as he was closing on the two men ahead, but the win went to Vettel, who drove a super race and managed to keep a set of soft tyres going from lap 18 all the way to the finish. It looked as though he would need to pit a second time, but the tyres held up. Whether this caught Mercedes napping is a point worth discussing. As they realised what was happening, the drivers were told to go flat out to catch Vettel – but it was too late. Just too late…
We look at the FOM proposals for Formula 1 beyond 2021
We talk to Gene Haas
We remember the Race of Champions in 1968 – McLaren’s first F1 victory
JS wants Formula 1 fans to be more positive
DT looks back at the genius of Jim Clark
Peter Nygaard works magic with his Nikon.
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