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Bahrain 2012 - Race result - A race of two halves gives Vettel his first win of the year

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Sebastian Vettel converted his pole position into an early lead, and guided the rest of the field to the end of the race practically untroubled. Behind him, there was plenty of overtaking in the first half of the race, and an exciting moment when Kimi closed up to Vettel for the lead, but it was not to be. The second half of the race settled, with field spread rife,but there were four retirements by the time the chequered flag fell.

BestSebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:36.379Lap 41
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:35.10.9903
2Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team+3.33
3Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+10.13
4Mark WebberRed Bull Racing+38.73
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+55.43
6Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+57.52
7Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari+57.83
8Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+58.93
9Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+64.93
10Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+71.43
11Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team+72.73
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+76.53
13Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team+90.33
14Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso+93.73
15Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap3
16Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+1 lap3
17Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+1 lap4
18Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+2 laps5
19Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team+2 laps3
20Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+2 laps3
21Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team+2 laps4
22Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team+3 laps4
DNFPastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 TeamLap 253
DNFCharles PicMarussia F1 TeamLap 241

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