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Lewis Hamilton prevented another surprise from Leclerc



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March 31, 2019 2:31 PM
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Updated March 31, 2019 2:31 PM

British driver Lewis Hamilton took the victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, played this Sunday, when the Mercedes team won the double after the two Ferrari, who came out from the front line of the grid , have problems

"It was all very hard, the Ferrari showed during the weekend they were going to be very hard to beat," said the winner after the race.

Behind Hamilton and his Finnish counterpart, Valtteri Bottas, third place was the monegascus Charles Leclerc, who started off pole, but could not stand in the last laps of the Mercedes because of his single-seater was left without power.

The Englishman praised the dream weekend of the young Ferrari driver.

"Charles did a great job and it was hard for him what happened to him at the end of the race, because he deserved to win. He still has many victories ahead," said Hamilton. "But we took the win, because the team did a great job."

The other Ferrari, led by German Sebastian Vettel, finished fifth, behind Red Bull from Dutchman Max Verstappen, after taking a twist and kicking with a rival.

"My struggles with Vettel were worth it," Hamilton said,

The Vettel incident caused the break of the front wing, which made him stop in the pits and lose many positions.

Winner of the first Grand Prix of the season in Australia, Bottas leads the World Cup with 44 points, Hamilton 43 and Verstappen 27.

They follow the two Ferrari of Leclerc (26) and Vettel (22).

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