04/19 11:45 CDT Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg
Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg
By JEROME PUGMIRE
AP Sports Writer
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) --- Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain
Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the
Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of
The British driver started from pole for the first time in the desert race
under floodlights and was largely untroubled, finishing ahead of Ferrari's Kimi
Raikkonen and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, whose sloppy error with two
laps remaining let in Raikkonen.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, the only driver to beat Hamilton this year, looked
set for a podium position until a late front wing change ended the four-time F1
champion's chances and he placed fifth behind Valtteri Bottas.
Jenson Button, last in Saturday's qualifying, did not start due to a technical