Bahrain GP: Without a reliable car, all efforts become futile
Frustrating end for a great drive. Great midfield battles, and lucky Mercedes
Leclerc owned the race, but at the end the car owned him.
After a dominating performance during the weekend thatresulted with securing pole position on Saturday, Leclerc was in prime positionto win the race. Even after dropping to third place after the first lap, he foughtback on lap 2 to pass Bottas and then on lap 5 to reclaim first place from histeam mate Vettel, and he managed to continue the dominating command for themajority of the race.
Then came the last 11 laps and the radio message played andwe heard it, “there is a something strange with the engine”, and the hearts ofF1 fans fell.