Bahrain Grand Prix: Five things we learned as Lewis Hamilton claimed opening victory over Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton opened his bid for an unprecedented eighth world championship by beating Max Verstappen to victory in Bahrain.
Formula One’s two brightest stars diced for the win in an opening race which will live long in the memory.
Here, the PA news agency looks back at five things we learned from Sunday’s F1 curtain raiser.
Hamilton’s “still got it”
Hamilton had no right to win Sunday’s first race of the campaign. On tyres 11-laps older than Verstappen’s and in a slower machine, many would have wilted under the pressure.