The 999th Grand Prix in the history of Formula 1 produced some thrilling moments and quite a few surprises. In the end, Lewis Hamilton not only registered his first win of the season but also his third triumph at the Bahrain International Circuit.
For those watching the second F1 race of the season none could help but feel sorry for Charles Leclerc who after a dominate weekend saw his dream of winning fade rapidly when his Ferrari began to experience engine troubles from lap 46
However thank's to a late Safety Car deployment he was able to cling onto a podium spot after securing P3 in what can only be described as one of the most bittersweet maiden podiums in F1 history – Leclerc was phlegmatic, professional.
But for all his sorrow Leclerc out qualified his four-time World Champion team-mate, and had him soundly beaten despite a shoddy start. There is no doubt that he will win. It’s just a matter of when.
Race winner, Hamilton's tally of Grand Prix victories in his Formula 1 career now stands at a whopping 74. Valtteri Bottas completed the one-two for the team by booking the runner-up spot. The Finn has now broken through the career 1,000-point mark and leads Lewis in the 2019 drivers' world championship by just a single point.