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autoviva2016-04-04 10:57:35

Rosberg takes comfortable win in Bahrain

Mercedes driver has a 17 point lead in the championship over his team-mate Lewis Hamilton

Rosberg took the second win of the season

Nico Rosberg won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday extending the championship lead over his team-mate Lewis Hamilton who finished third after a first-lap collision. The German has won two-in-two races so far this season. FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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's Kimi Raikkonen split the two MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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drivers on the podium finishing second.

Once again Lewis Hamilton, who was starting from pole position failed to use his advantage and fell down the order to ninth after he was T-boned by Valtteri Bottas on Turn 1. Although he suffered some damage on his front wing, the Brit was still able to continue the race and crawled back up to third place, leaving the world reigning champion 17 points behind his team-mate. Nico Rosberg took advantage of this and had a comfortable race finishing 10.2 seconds ahead of Raikkonen who also had a poor start but never had enough pace to challenge the German's Mercedes. His team-mate Seabastian Vettel didn't even start the race as his Ferrari had an engine failure on the formation lap.
Team HaasHaasHaasUnited States of America, 2014 > present2 models
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continues its brilliant debut season thanks to another sensational run by Romain Grosjean, who took his car to fifth with three stints on the super-soft tyres. The French was right behind Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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's Daniel Ricciardo.
With a late change to super-soft tyres, Toro RossoToro RossoToro RossoItaly, 2006 > present10 models
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's Max Verstappen managed to steal sixth place from WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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' Felipe Massa, who would drop one place further down when Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat passed him on the penultimate lap to take seventh.
After causing a collision with Hamilton, Valteri Bottas had a drive-through penalty which took him down to the back of the field. He still managed to finish ninth. Making his debut for McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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, substituting the injured Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne a point in Bahrain as he finished 10th.
Results Bahrain Grand Prix
Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1h33m34.696s
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 10.282s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 30.148s
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/TAG Heuer 1m02.494s
5 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m18.299s
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m20.929s
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/TAG Heuer 1 Lap
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1 Lap
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1 Lap
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
11 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1 Lap
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
13 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1 Lap
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1 Lap
16 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1 Lap
17 Rio Haryanto Manor/Mercedes 1 Lap
- Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari Collision
- Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari Brakes
- Jenson Button McLaren/Honda Power Unit
- Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Not started
- Jolyon Palmer Renault Not started




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