Hamilton shines in Bahrain
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton outsmarted Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to clinch an exciting Bahrain Grand Prix, which found Pastor Maldonado get a charge following his late conflict with Esteban Gutierrez.
The Venezuelan, who broke in to the part of his opponent’s C33 on panel 41, given three penalty points on his Tremendous License and continues to be passed a five-position grid penalty for that next round in China.
Pressure India’s Sergio Perez was next in his first podium finish since 2012 with teammate Nico Hulkenberg needing to be satisfied with fifth-place.
Rosberg continues to be leading the drivers’ rankings with 61 points, 11 in front of Hamilton with Hulkenberg presently sitting in third-place, 22 points off the pace.