Sebastian Vettel brought home career win number 28 at the Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir this afternoon, in a race he controlled from the front in an unbeatable Red Bull. Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean flanked the German on the podium, underlining the black and gold cars’ pace on the weekend. The result is a repeat of the event from 2012, but the coming together of that outcome was a rather different race to a year ago.
It was an entertaining race with battles up and down the field right upto the last corner, action that was afforded by different pit-stop strategies employed by the teams. The favoured plan was a three-stopper for the majority of the front-runners, but Raikkonen proved a two-stop strategy was not far off by finishing 9 seconds adrift in second.