Formula One - Vettel triumphs in Bahrain as Hamilton pays penalty

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Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 16, 2017. (AFP Photo/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC)

Formula One - Vettel triumphs in Bahrain as Hamilton pays penalty

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 16, 2017. (AFP Photo/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC)

- Sebastian Vettel moved clear at the top of the world championship on Sunday when he claimed a well-judged victory for Ferrari in the Bahrain Grand Prix. The 29-year-old four-time champion came home seven seconds ahead of three-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who made a late charge for victory after collecting a five-seconds penalty for a pit-lane misdemeanour. Hamilton’s new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished third, after starting from his maiden pole position, ahead of compatriot Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari and fifth-placed Australian Daniel Ricciardo. It was Vettel’s third win in Bahrain and the 44th of his career.


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