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In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

The four-time ex-champion crossed the line with Valtteri Bottas on his tail and the Finn's Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in third in a nail-biting finish to an intriguing contest

In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel kisses his trophy after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (C) celebrates on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix with Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) who came second and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) who came third during at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas holds his second place trophy on the podium during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton raises his third place trophy on the podium of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrate with Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro Rosso and France after finishing in 4th position during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Race winner Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel crosses the finish line to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Sparks fly behind Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 TAG Heuer and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
A pitman receives medical assistant following an accident during the pit stop of Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Bernie Ecclestone, Chairman Emeritus of the Formula One Group, talks in the Paddock with wife Fabiana before the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing climbs from his car after retiring during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H leads Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H, Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 and the rest of the field at the start during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Deputy King, Crown Prince of Bahrain walks in the Paddock before the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) takes a corner at the start of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Sparks fly behind Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9, Esteban Ocon of France driving the (31) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM11 Mercedes and Nico Hulkenberg of Germany driving the (27) Renault Sport Formula One Team RS18 on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) McLaren F1 Team MCL33 Renault on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Brendon Hartley of New Zealand driving the (28) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 Honda on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
In pictures: Vettel wins the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 on track during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.