What an incredible day.
Lewis Hamilton took victory by the narrowest of margins in this evening’s Bahrain Grand Prix after an enthralling race-long battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg. “What an incredible day”, said Lewis. “That was a really tough race tonight and I am absolutely delighted to have come home with the win. It’s a long time since I had a race like that! My weekend started off well but I didn’t really have great pace for qualifying and the race. I knew that I needed a good start and to go into the first corner in the lead was crucial to my race this evening. From there, it was such a battle. Nico drove fantastically well and, in all honesty, he had the pace on me today but I managed to hold on. I knew when the safety car came out that Nico would be on the option tyres and that he would be quick. To try and stay ahead of him was so hard and when I came across the line I was just so relieved.
When you're racing your team-mate, the pressure is really intense and we both knew that we had to bring the cars home for the team and for the championship. A big thank you to the team, especially to my engineers for all the information they were giving me during the race, and to everyone here and back at the factories for all their hard work.”