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Fastest laps - Bahrain Grand Prix 2015 - Race winner Hamilton only fifth on race pace

Kimi tops the table on pure speed
Credit: Ferrari Media

Despite dominating in both qualifying and the race, Lewis Hamilton only managed to set the fifth fastest time during the Grand Prix on Sunday. Both the Ferrari drivers were ahead of him, as well as teammate Nico Rosberg and a surprisingly fast Pastor Maldonado in the Lotus.

Jenson Button was unable to race, but can look on with some relief that Alonso finished 11th on track and 13th on the fastest lap list. McLaren are gradually making gains on their torrid start to the season. In the middle of the field, Force India had better pace, able to match the Sauber drivers overall, whilst Daniil Kvyat topped Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo by just two tenths.

1Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:36.31142
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:36.62438
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.32636
4Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:37.66543
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.85738
6Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:38.09516
7Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:38.21643
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.33839
9Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:38.42227
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.65340
11Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.72536
12Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.94853
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:38.99238
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:39.09412
15Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:39.16134
16Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.60732
17Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.65113
18Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:41.75936
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:42.03336