Nico fought through an eventful first lap, managed his tyres well and was able to take advantage of a safety car period for his second stop to be in the fight for the positions ahead come the end of the 56-lap race. Carlos fought a similar race to finish ninth, also challenging for the position ahead on the final lap.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport to start Chinese Grand Prix from second row.
Lewis ends both practice sessions on top of the timesheets.
Battle resumes this weekend with Round 3 of the 2018 Formula One season at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Double podium finish for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in the desert of Bahrain.
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team shone under the Bahrain floodlights with a fantastic 9th place for Marcus Ericsson, who scored the team’s first points of the season, and 14th for Charles Leclerc, recovering important positions in a hectic race, where tyre choice and pit stop strategy played crucial roles.
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg took a fine sixth position in today’s fast-paced and strategic Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico ran as high as P4 during his two-stop strategy race, where he ran a Supersoft-Soft-Supersoft tyre strategy. Carlos Sainz was unfortunate to finish just shy of the points, crossing the line in P11.
Driver quotes from the Race.
Drivers and team's quotes after the race.
Valtteri scores P3 in Qualifying, with Lewis in fourth.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport completes 108 laps on Friday of Bahrain
Throwing forward to Round 2 of the 2018 Formula One season, as battle continues in Bahrain.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas is pleased to announce a new agreement with Thomas Cook Sport, the UK’s leading sports travel operator, which will offer Formula One fans around the world the chance to experience a unique concept at four Grands Prix this season.