Informo | Lewis Hamilton: Bahrain overtake up there with the best in Formula 1?

Lewis Hamilton: Bahrain overtake up there with the best in Formula 1?


"Now he's going to try to take three cars into one corner... what a move by Lewis Hamilton!" Jack Nicholls' voice said it all. Commentating on Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix for BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Nicholls' tone got steadily higher as he watched Hamilton turn ninth into sixth in one stunning move. Of the 42 overtakes in Bahrain, Hamilton's was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch. What happened? Hamilton started ninth on the grid after a five-place penalty for a gearbox change in his Mercedes. He made a great start and speared between the Force India of Esteban Ocon and Renault's Nico Hulkenberg in front of him, but chose to back off and play safe before the first corner and finished the first lap ninth. A virtual safety car period to recover the retired Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo paused the race, and after the restart Hamilton swept past Fernando Alonso's McLaren on the pit straight before - seemingly with the braking zone fast approaching - deciding to dive past both Ocon and Hulkenberg into the first corner. Running sixth by lap five, Hamilton passed Kevin Magnussen's Haas a lap later, then Pierre Gasly, and moved into fourth by lap eight, before finishing third after Kimi Raikkonen's retirement. Vettel wins spectacular Bahrain GP Raikkonen retires after running over mechanic 'Quite risky' - what Hamilton said "It is not an easy manoeuvre to pull off - it was quite risky," said the Briton. "I tried to be cautious. I had a lot of people ahead and a long race. I was trying to take it easy, but lost a lot of ground at the start and was trying to come back." 'He breezed past them all' Ex-Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra This is brilliant for him. The race has unfolded perfectly for him after a tough start. Hamilton had more straight-line speed in a treble tow and breezed past them all. What you said on #bbcf1 Shaun Bristow: Hamilton overtakes three c




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