Bahrain F1 GP Race Live Stream, TV Channel, Tickets & Preview FIA Formula 1 2018 Full HD
What happened in qualifying?
Lewis Hamilton is facing up to the prospect of Sebastian Vettel adding further daylight in their world championship battle after watching his rival storm to pole position in Bahrain.
Hamilton will line up in ninth for Sunday’s race after an off-colour display in qualifying was coupled with a five-place grid penalty following a gearbox change on his Mercedes.
The defending champion has been mysteriously sluggish all weekend, with Vettel’s Ferrari team dazzling in the hotter track conditions.
Kimi Raikkonen will join his team-mate on the front row with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas third.
While only one of the last five pole-sitters have converted the top spot on the grid in Bahrain into a victory – and that was Hamilton back in 2015 – no driver has ever won from further back than fourth.
Hamilton has also never won a race from outside the top six on the grid.
Hamilton should have taken the chequered flag in Australia a fortnight ago before a timing mix-up by his Mercedes team paved the way for Vettel to seal an unlikely victory.