An intense match that held in Bahrain yesterday, where the main character and moral winner is only one: Charles Leclerc .
He moved with his pole position and his race. Too bad for the finale: the display "Engine" on the steering wheel, a race dominated than 11 laps from the end turns into nightmare. It is the resounding success of the GP of Bahrain, with Charles Leclerc who was already looking forward to the first victory of his career with Ferrari, but it was overtaken by 'indomitable Lewis Hamilton.
The engine of the SF90 has betrayed the Monegasque who had the race in hand, so Sakhir Mercedes collected a second victory of 2019, this time with Hamilton after the triumph of Bottas in Australia. Leclerc was able to finish third, jumped three laps to go just from Bottas. Male Sebastian Vettel, who finished only 5th behind Max Verstappen after being blatantly surpassed both Leclerc, both from Hamilton. In the melee with the latter went into a spin and a few corners later broke his nose and had had to return once more to the pits. An even more disappointing outcome for the German, because this race, for what we have seen yesterday and today, will not open debates on internal hierarchies to Cavallino.
The comment Leclerc :
"It 'was great to show that they have the pace to win, then the problem happened suddenly, surely the team will not forget what you did today. We were always in front, this does not mean that we will be all season, but we should be proud of the outstanding work done. In the race we were faster, but the problems are there and now they happened to us. We will work not to have more but I'm happy anyway. Surely we must work to have the right set up in all the races, but we start from a good base.
Disappointed the principal Mattia Binotto team , commented:
"It's a non-two, now there was all to do well. Maybe we could manage better when we were first and second. Too bad for Vettel, but these things happen when you fight. To Leclerc just one problem prevented him from winning: lacked reliability - added Binotto - is not an acceptable thing, and we have to work. But we also look to the many positive aspects, the reaction of the team. Now back home to work on the parts to improve. Vettel? I'll talk to him, I think they are things that can happen when you fight. Sorry for Charles, he could see he had great desire. But you also learn from this "
Amaro fifth place for Vettel, a race in which he was super just the start:
"During the spin I damaged the car - said in commenting on the hand to hand with Hamilton - subsequent vibrations led to the failure. I tried to take the inside of Hamilton, but I lost the rear and spun. Today I had a difficult car to drive, Leclerc had no difficulty while for me the situation was more complicated, especially in the second stint. I had no pace and it was not the race we wanted. disappointing evening, we do not know what happened to Leclerc, but it was very unfortunate because this was his race. "