Vettel takes first win in 2012 in Bahrain
Can the 2012 season get any more competitive? Four rounds in and we’ve had four winning drivers and four winning teams. That hasn’t happened since 1983! Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull added their names to the list in Bahrain on Sunday, proving that you should never write off the reigning champions. Not only that, Lotus made good on their recent promise, with Kimi Raikkonen pushing Vettel all the way, despite an 11th place start, suggesting their first 2012 victory is only a matter of time. We look back team by team on an enthralling 2012 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix…
Sebastian Vettel, P1
Mark Webber, P4
Red Bull got right back on form in Bahrain, thanks to massive work by their mechanics and endless fettling with both new and old parts. Vettel led from the start, and was only challenged once when he had to rebuff Raikkonen in Turn One on lap 36. Webber’s KERS went awol momentarily at the start, but he fought back to take his fourth fourth place of the season. The win, their first of the year, puts Vettel on top of the drivers’ points and Red Bull on top of the constructors’.