April 16, 2017 – Sebastian Vettel took his second victory of the season at a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix as he beat the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to the chequered flag.

Vettel moved ahead of the two Mercedes cars after the first round of pit stops, as Hamilton incurred a 5-second penalty for unnecessarily slowing down in front of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo as the cars entered the pits. Serving it at his second and final pit stop, Hamilton rejoined in third place.

Team-mate Valtteri Bottas, off his pace, was ordered to let Hamilton by so he could chase leader Vettel, but 12 seconds in nine laps was too big a task and Hamilton took second, while Bottas settled for 3rd.

Kimi Raikkonen was again relatively anonymous, a poor start leaving him a long way behind but recovering to take fourth place ahead of Ricciardo.

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Gap
1  Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1h33:53.373
2  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 6.660
3  Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 20.397
4  Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 22.475
5  Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG 39.346
6  Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 54.326
7  Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1’02.606
8  Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1’14.865
9  Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 1’20.188
10  Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1’35.711
11  Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 1 lap
12  Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Renault 1 lap
13  Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault 1 lap
14  Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda
 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari
 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Renault
 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes
 Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG
 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari
 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda

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