THE MOTORSPORT LAP
Vettel makes it two from two
Vettel wins the second F1 race of the season, Nico Rosberg ups his role in Formula E
The 2018 Formula One season seems to be echoing the start of 2017, at least on Ferrari’s part, as Sebastien Vettel won the second race of the season. Ferrari was once again strong at the Bahrain circuit where Vettel not only managed to place his car on pole, but also won it, keeping him in the championship lead having won the opening race in Australia. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-AMG) managed to finish second, while his team-mate Lewis Hamilton took third spot having started in ninth on the grid following a four place penalty for changing his gearbox. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) was having a great race until a botched pitstop that saw one of the mechanics’ leg being struck by Raikkonen’s car as he drove off. He was duly asked to stop while still in the pits, as the wheels on the car were not properly mounted, which put paid to his race participation. Thankfully, the mechanic is said to be recovering well in hospital with a broken leg. Vettel leads the championship with 50 points, while H...