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Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton pulls away after three wins in four races

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights.

The Briton’s flying pole-to-flag victory at the desert track was his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

Apr 19, 2015

Button a non-starter in Bahrain

MANAMA (Reuters) – Even the back of the grid was beyond the reach of McLaren’s Jenson Button on Sunday after an electrical failure ruled the Briton out of the Bahrain Grand Prix before the start.

The 2009 Formula One world champion had been due to line up last, after failing to set a lap time in Saturday’s qualifying and sitting out most of practice due to an electrical problem with the car.

Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Button a non-starter in Bahrain

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Even the back of the grid was beyond the reach of McLaren’s Jenson Button on Sunday after an electrical failure ruled the Briton out of the Bahrain Grand Prix before the start.

The 2009 Formula One world champion had been due to line up last, after failing to set a lap time in Saturday’s qualifying and sitting out most of practice due to an electrical problem with the car.

Apr 19, 2015

Rosberg loses ground but wins respect

MANAMA (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg slipped further behind championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One standings on Sunday but showed at least that he had lost none of his fighting spirit.

The German is now 27 points behind the Briton after the double world champion took his third win in four races in Bahrain.

Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg loses ground but wins respect

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg slipped further behind championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One standings on Sunday but showed at least that he had lost none of his fighting spirit.

The German is now 27 points behind the Briton after the double world champion took his third win in four races in Bahrain.

Apr 19, 2015

Red Bull add to the firework display

MANAMA (Reuters) – The night sky lit up as Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line to win the Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday — and moments later Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault engine joined the pyrotechnics.

“All the fireworks went off and the engine felt like it needed to join in,” Red Bull principal Christian Horner commented wryly.

Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull add to the firework display

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – The night sky lit up as Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line to win the Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday — and moments later Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault engine joined the pyrotechnics.

“All the fireworks went off and the engine felt like it needed to join in,” Red Bull principal Christian Horner commented wryly.

Apr 19, 2015

Ferrari boss hails Raikkonen’s return

MANAMA (Reuters) – Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence.

The Finnish ‘Iceman’ took a strong second place in the floodlit race at the desert Sakhir circuit for his first top three finish since he was second for Lotus in South Korea in October 2013.

Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari boss hails Raikkonen’s return

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence.

The Finnish ‘Iceman’ took a strong second place in the floodlit race at the desert Sakhir circuit for his first top three finish since he was second for Lotus in South Korea in October 2013.

Apr 19, 2015

Hamilton wins again under Bahrain floodlights

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights.

The Briton’s flying pole-to-flag victory at the desert track was his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

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