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Lewis Hamilton wins the Bahrain Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Credit: Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, beating Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who put him under immense pressure. Hamilton's celebrated his 96th win in Formula 1.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas finished third as Mercedes got a double podium finish once again. Lando Norris was fourth for McLaren ahead of Sergio Perez, who had started from the pit lane in the second Red Bull, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo, of McLaren.