F1 2018 - Preview of the Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari mechanic Francesco lies on the ground after being hit by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop at the

Following Sebastian Vettel's win in Australia to start the 2018 Formula One season, drivers and teams will head to the desert for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton came home in third place after a solid recovery from ninth on the grid, with Pierre Gasly a stunning fourth for Toro Rosso Honda.

Vettel's win pushed him up to 50 points in the drivers' standings, 17 ahead of Hamilton, with Bottas third on 22 points.

He was more than 3sec slower than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who topped the time sheet narrowly from Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

"Wow!" screamed Vettel as he crossed the line. As a effect, Ferrari were forced to switch strategy to see if Vettel could do the same on his much older and softer tyres. In Australia I think we struggled a little bit with the feel of the vehicle.

"I guess it proves that that everyone who said we had a "party mode" (for our engine) at the last race are wrong". I tried to keep it as clean as possible.

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of winning the Bahrain Grand Prix have taken a major dent after he was hit with a five-place grid penalty. "I had nothing under control!" he said. He admitted that this weekend was now going to be a case of damage limitation.

"I started ninth so third is not bad at all", said the Briton.

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Max Verstappen, who failed to register a time in the first session, was fifth, ahead of Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo - the fastest driver in the first practice.

Daniel Ricciardo was fifth for Red Bull while his team mate Max Verstappen crashed in the opening part of qualifying, losing the auto under acceleration out of the tight second corner.

McLaren became the major casualty of Q2 as both Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne missed out the top 10 shoot-out, and also faced the fact that they were out-qualified by both Toro Rosso cars.

There were also celebrations at Sauber, with Sweden's Marcus Ericsson finishing ninth for his first points since 2015 and the Swiss team's first of the season, but gloom at Williams whose drivers finished last.

The race began with temperatures falling from 29 and 35 degrees Celsius respectively for air and track.

Verstappen's puncture came as a result of contact with Hamilton, as the Dutchman had just made a move down the inside of the Mercedes at Turn 1 but then his left rear came into contact with Hamilton's front right.

A botched Kimi Raikkonen pit stop saw the Finn released too early, his left-rear wheel striking the leg of the mechanic, who was immediately taken to hospital.

Over at Red Bull, things took an early turn for the worse as Max Verstappen locked up and slammed his auto into the wall at Turn Two. He pulled over on the side of the track because of an electrical failure, prompting the safety vehicle to come out.

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