Four times Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel who is racing for Ferrari in 2017 Formula 1 world championship has went on to take a lead in the ongoing world championship as he gained victory at the latest Grand Prix at Bahrain. At the same race the German’s great rival and another championship favorite Lewis Hamilton has been penalized.
Sebastian Vettel had taken an early lead in the race following an early pit stop. And he continued to stay ahead of Lewis Hamilton in a clear distance which caused the British to do a desperate action to hold back Ferrari.
The victory at Bahrain on Sunday was Vettel’s second victory of the season, the first win was in Australia at the first Grand Prix of the season. The victory at Bahrain gave the German a position of seven points ahead clearly from his nearest opponent. Sebastian Vettel is in top of the standings in Bahrain GP with 25 points and Lewis Hamilton is in second position with 29 points.
Vettel said after the race that from the first lap he felt that the car was there and the Easter hunt was on; he also added that they might have hidden some eggs but he had found them right away.
Max Verstappen of Red Bulls racing had been crashed out of the race due to a brake failure.
On the other hand Lewis Hamilton has been penalized for unnecessarily holding up Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo during the pit-stops of the first round. Whatever, Hamilton has accepted the blame of his penalty which was imposed on him when he intentionally hold up Daniel Riccardo was seeking to slow the Red Bull down after knowing that he had to wait behind Valtteri Bottas, his Ferrari team-mate, when they pitted behind the safety car.
After the incident Hamilton told to media that losing points is always painful. He also added that they will regroup as a team and come back strongly and fight until the end in the next race.
Although Sebastian Vettel has finished the race six seconds clear of Hamilton, but the Mercedes are appearing to hold a strong advantage over the Ferrari within the final stage of the race.
The Mercedes team boss Toto Wolf said after the match that What would happen if Lewis Hamilton would be in the front from the early segment of the race is unknown. he also said that there has been advantages for both team. Sometimes they had advantages and sometimes Ferrari got the advantages.
Team Mercedes had to instruct Bottas twice to let Hamilton through because Bottas was suffering from a Tyre issue after the split of Mercedes driver’s Tyre strategies.
Toto Wolf said regarding this issue that They have tired to maintain the order and not to interfere as any kind of interference seems awful, at some state there are some situation where anyone either have to make a call or lose the game. It was that kind of situation. He also said that they are down by three races already but they have always maintained the equal drivers philosophy. He further added that breaking drivers order is a very tough call and he does not want to make the call yet.