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Sebastian Vettel wins the Bahrain Grand Prix - Vettel leads the way from pole position to the chequered flag

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Sebastian Vettel wins the Bahrain Grand Prix
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This is F1Minute - Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix.

Ahead of the race, there was a little bit of rain which raised eyebrows at the potential of mixed conditions. However, it remained dry throughout, and Sebastian Vettel led the way from pole position - gaining himself a good lead at the start.

McLaren struggled in the pit stops, particularly with Lewis Hamilton. In two of his stops, they delayed his release due to cross threading on the left rear wheel nut. This also happened to Jenson Button last weekend, and will be a problem McLaren need to look at.

Meanwhile, Lotus showed great pace to move up to the front of the pack. Grosjean was sitting second until teammate Kimi Räikkönen passed him. Kimi went on to challenge Vettel for the lead, which provided a thrilling few laps, but it was the Red Bull who ultimately went on to win the race. Räikkönen and Grosjean finished behind him for a double Lotus podium.

Button retired from the race with engine trouble, Pic had mechanical issues, whilst Maldonado spun and then pitted, not to return to action. Senna also did not get to the end.