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Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win F1 season opener in Bahrain

SAKHIR, Bahrain — Environment winner Lewis Hamilton just held off Max Verstappen to acquire the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and clinch the 96th Components 1 acquire of his profession on Sunday.

The race was correctly made the decision when Verstappen overtook Hamilton but went too large on a transform and was told by his workforce to give Hamilton the situation back again, as he risked a time penalty.

Verstappen still experienced a several laps to catch Hamilton and he virtually did, finishing just .74 seconds guiding the Mercedes driver.

Hamilton’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas, took 3rd but was way guiding the entrance two.

Verstappen took a excellent pole situation on Saturday, the fourth of his profession, and commenced promptly forward of Hamilton.

Verstappen received away cleanly and held off Hamilton, though Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc made a wonderful overtake on Bottas but misplaced that situation immediately after the security car or truck came out on Lap 1.

Fernando Alonso failed to finish the race on his F1 comeback with Alpine.


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