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My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments regarding the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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  • Hamilton leads

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Who will be world champion this year?

  • Lewis Hamilton

  • Max Verstappen

  • Someone else

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The results of the Bahrain Grand Prix: 



  • Hamilton

  • Verstappen

  • Bottas

  • Norris

  • Pérez

  • Leclerc

  • Ricciardo

  • Sainz

  • Tsunoda

  • Stroll

  • Räikkönen

  • Giovinazzi

  • Ocon

  • Russell

  • Vettel

  • Schumacher

  • a few seconds ago

    FINISH -

    Lewis Hamilton keeps Max Verstappen behind him in a heroic fight and wins the Bahrain Grand Prix!

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    1 more round

    - Verstappen is looking for a hole, but can he still find it?

    The Brit is still under pressure.

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    1 more lap -

    Verstappen cannot manage to connect with Hamilton.

    In principle, there are no more opportunities now.

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    2 more laps

    - Verstappen is now back in the DRS distance from Hamilton.

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    2 more laps

    - The difference between leader Hamilton and Verstappen now increases to one second.

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    3 more laps

    - Verstappen would have gone too wide in turn 4 in his overtaking action and therefore had to intentionally pass Hamilton!

    No technical problem.

    Can the Dutchman outsmart the Briton again?

    What a heroic fight this is.

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    4 more laps

    - No, Verstappen loses control of his car for a while and Hamilton takes the Brit back.

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    4 more laps -

    PHENOMENAL TAKE-UP ACTION MAX STEPEN!

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    5 more rounds

    - Verstappen smells blood and joins the seven-time champion.

    Hamilton is under pressure from the Dutchman.

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    5 more laps

    - Hamilton slows down and Verstappen is within DRS distance of the Brit!

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    5 more rounds

    - The rounds are ticking away in Hamilton's favor.

    Verstappen is almost within DRS distance of the Briton.

    The difference is still 1.4 seconds.

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    6 more laps

    - Verstappen is six tenths faster than Hamilton in the last round.

    The difference is 1.9 seconds.

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    8 more laps

    - Verstappen has passed laggards Ocon and Vettel.

    He's got Hamilton in sight.

    The difference is 2.5 seconds.

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    9 more laps

    - Verstappen is suffering from laggards, which Hamilton just suffered from.

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    9 more laps

    - Verstappen is half a beat faster than Hamilton in the last lap.

    The difference is still 2.7 seconds.

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    10 more laps

    - Verstappen is six tenths faster than leader Hamilton in the last lap.

    The difference is still 3.1 seconds.

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    11 more laps

    - Verstappen is five tenths faster than Hamilton in the last round.

    The difference is exactly four seconds.

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    12 more rounds

    - Vettel taps Ocon in the round.

    The German, riding in thirteenth place, will have damage to his front wing.

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    12 more rounds

    - The score:



  • Hamilton

  • Verstappen +4.4

  • Bottas +12.9

  • Norris +22.8

  • Leclerc +6.1

  • Pérez +6.7

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    13 more laps

    - Verstappen is eight tenths faster than Hamilton in the last lap.

    The difference is exactly five seconds.

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    14 more laps -

    Verstappen is seven tenths faster than Hamilton in the last lap.

    The difference is still 5.4 seconds.

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    15 more laps

    - Fastest race

    lap

    Max Verstappen: 1.33.228.

    This makes him a full second faster than Hamilton on the last lap.

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    16 more laps

    - Verstappen immediately records purple times in sector 2 and 3. The difference is only 6.6 seconds.

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    17 more laps

    - Verstappen makes his last pit stop!

    The Dutchman returns the lead to Hamilton and switches to hard tires.

    He is 8.3 seconds behind the Briton.

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    18 more laps -

    Pitstop Sergio Pérez.

    The Mexican switches to the medium bands and falls back to seventh place.

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    19 more laps

    - Hamilton is ordered to stick to the track limits.

    If he goes too wide again on the exit of turn 4, it could put him in a time trot.

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    23 more laps

    - Verstappen will have to make a pit stop on his medium tires.

    The question is whether Hamilton can finish the race on his hard tires.

    The score:



  • Verstappen 

  • Hamilton +17.8

  • Bottas +16.9

  • Pérez +6.4

  • Sainz +7.2

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    23 more laps

    - Fernando Alonso is the second dropout of the day after Mazepin.

    The Spaniard has to come in because of braking problems.

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    26 more laps -

    Bottas is also making his pit stop and it is not going well!

    The car seemed to fall off the jack and the Finn falls behind Norris and Leclerc to P5.

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    27 more rounds -

    The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Bottas +5.4

  • Hamilton +14.8

  • Norris +7.6

  • Leclerc +3.5

  • Ricciardo +4.9

  • Pérez 2.2

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    28 more laps

    - Pitstop Lewis Hamilton!

    The Brit is thus returning the lead to Verstappen.

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    29 more laps

    - Verstappen is running into Hamilton!

    The difference is only 1.9 seconds.

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    30 more laps

    - Pérez also passes Stroll and climbs to seventh place.

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    32 more laps

    - Pérez continues his advance with an overtaking action on Sainz.

    The Mexican climbs to eighth place.

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    32 more rounds

    - Hamilton is recovering.

    The Brit's lap time is now equal to that of Verstappen.

    The score:



  • Hamilton 

  • Verstappen +3.9

  • Bottas +3.6

  • Norris +16.7

  • Leclerc +2.6

  • Ricciardo +5.4

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    36 more laps

    - Verstappen is a full second faster than Hamilton in the last lap.

    The difference between the two drivers is only four seconds.

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    37 more laps

    - Pérez makes his second pit stop and switches to hard.

    He will try to finish the race.

    The score:



  • Hamilton

  • Verstappen

  • Bottas

  • Norris

  • Leclerc

  • Ricciardo

  • Stroll

  • Vettel

  • Alonso

  • Sainz

  • a few seconds ago

    📻 "Box, Max."

    A new set of Mediums and he's back out in P2 🔧 #BahrainGP 🇧🇭

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    Avatar Author Red Bull Racing Honda Moment of Places 15: 38 - March 28, 2021

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    38 more laps

    - Verstappen has problems with the back of his car.

    "In some corners I have no grip at all."

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    39 more laps

    - Pitstop Max Verstappen!

    The Dutchman returns to the track seven seconds behind Hamilton and therefore gives the lead to the Briton.

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    40 more laps

    - Bottas makes his pit stop and comes back on track behind Sergio Pérez, who has already made an early pit stop.

    Verstappen is two seconds slower than Hamilton on the last lap.

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    41 more laps

    - Hamilton is three seconds faster than Verstappen in the last lap.

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