Alonso wins Bahrain GP

Fernando Alonso led a Ferrari one-two on his debut for the team as the Maranello marque made a stunning start to the new Formula One season.

Fernando Alonso led a Ferrari one-two on his debut for the team as the Maranello marque made a stunning start to the new Formula One season.

Alonso produced the defining move of the Bahrain Grand Prix at the end of lap 34 of the 49-lap race, passing a backpedalling Sebastian Vettel at that stage, before going on to claim the 22nd win of his career, and third at the Sakhir circuit.

Suffering a loss of power, polesitter Vettel had led throughout up until that point, eventually finishing an unhappy fourth as Felipe Massa and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton also made their moves past the young German to stand on the podium.

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