Sebastian Vettel trudged back frustrated in the night, and also his team-mate Charles Leclerc was able to start with all of the consolation after the race, nothing. In Bahrain, the second Major price-this formula 1 season, Ferrari has once again suffered a disappointment, while defending champion Lewis Hamilton triumphed in the Mercedes. "That was not a good night for us," said Vettel, who had become after the loss of a front wing of the Fifth. His long leading team mate Leclerc rolled because of a defect in only third behind the championship-Leading Valtteri Bottas in the second silver arrow into the target.
a Long time it had looked after a superior victory by Leclerc. The 21-year-old sovereign of Monaco would become the youngest Grand Prix winner in a Ferrari. But then Leclerc was suddenly slower. Desperate, he asked on the radio: "What the hell is going on here?" First diagnosis: The energy-recovery system was broken to him around 160 HP were missing.
Vettel fought a hard duel with Hamilton
So he had to at the end, both Hamilton as well as Bottas. "It is hard to cope with, but I'm sure we'll come back stronger," said Leclerc. Hamilton took the Ferrari new arrival comfortingly in the Arm. "This Boy will still win many races. That was a lot of hard work,“ the 34-year-old Briton, according to the 74. Victory of his career. His team-mate Bottas with 44 points in the overall standings before the race in Shanghai, one point ahead of Hamilton. Vettel, a four-point lead with 22 points, behind Leclerc world Cup, the Fifth.
Vettel's hopes of a better result had burst, as he turned around after a tough battle with Hamilton and then with a damaged car to the Garage and rolled in. "The bottom line is it's all my fault. I can't be satisfied,“ said the 31-Year-old. More than fifth place behind the Dutch Max Verstappen in Red Bull was out of the question. From the long possible Ferrari-double the success of another Disaster.
Ferrari seemed to be after the serious shock at the season opener in Australia, as the Scuderia was unable to keep up with the pace of the Mercedes, two weeks later in Bahrain is significantly improved. In many hours of Overtime in the Rennfabrik the causes of the Melbourne had been found Bankrupt, it was at Ferrari. "There's a lot of things come together. It is important that the Team is properly handled it,“ said team boss Mattia Binotto just before the Start.
all, new arrival Leclerc proved his class. As the second-youngest driver in formula 1 history, he won a Pole Position. Only Vettel was in 2008 in Monza disciples, as he put a Toro Rosso on pole.
The Start, however, the Monegasque muffed. Vettel continued after a few meters to the top. Also of course four started Bottas pushed over and was for a few kilometers a Second. In the exciting beginning phase, the image turned, however. First of all, Bottas had to re-Leclerc and Hamilton to pass. Then Leclerc was crowned hunt on Vettel.
soon, Ferrari had other things to Worry about than the duel of his two drivers. In the silver arrow of Hamilton came closer and closer. Leclerc had gained a cushion of eight seconds and took, apparently, a loose victory. The duel Vettel is contraindicated in Hamilton was over but no. As Hamilton urged in the second attempt over, turned the Ferrari driver and lost shortly after that his front wing.More about
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the debacle for Ferrari took its course. Only a Safety Car Phase shortly before the end, after Nico Hulkenberg to leave had his Renault, saved Leclerc at least the first podium of his career. (dpa)