Heartbreak for Leclerc as Hamilton wins in Bahrain

Engine trouble robs young Ferrari driver of maiden F1 win

31 March 2019 - 19:19 By Reuters
Lewis Hamilton proved victorious at 2019 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton proved victorious at 2019 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.
Image: Daimler

Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after engine trouble dashed Charles Leclerc's hopes of a first Formula One victory in only his second race for Ferrari.

Monaco's Leclerc, who had started on pole position for the first time, lost power with 10 laps to go while leading and finished third with an extra point for the fastest lap.

Valtteri Bottas, winner of the opener in Australia, took second place to stay top of the championship standings by a point from teammate Hamilton.

The race finished behind the safety car after both Renaults stopped on track.

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