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April 15, 2021

F1: Vettel wins Bahrain GP

Red Bull’s world champion Sebastian Vettel wins the Bahrain GP, with Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean on the podium, according to BBC. The world champion led throughout after starting on pole position, and the victory moves him to the top of the drivers’ points standings.Raikkonen produced a vintage display to mount the second step of the podium, having started 11th on the grid, while his team-mate Grosjean made it a fantastic afternoon for the team.McLaren endured a nightmare, however. Lewis Hamilton dropped to seventh after mechanics botched two separate pit stops, while Jenson Button retired on the penultimate lap while running 13th.Michael Schumacher has been handed a five-place penalty on the starting grid for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The German was punished after an unscheduled gearbox change and drops to 22nd place on the grid.  The controversial Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix has taken place, despite continuing anti-government protests.The race track has been heavily guarded by police, dogs and armoured vehicles to keep activists away.On Saturday, protests intensified after the body of a Shia man killed in overnight clashes with security forces was discovered on a rooftop.

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