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F1: Best images from 2017 Bahrain GP

Updated 2118 GMT (0518 HKT) April 16, 2017
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Sebastian Vettel salutes the crowd in Bahrain after clinching his second win of the 2017 F1 season. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Vettel on the podium with second-placed Lewis Hamilton (left) and Valtteri Bottas who came home third. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Vettel pats his car -- which he has christened "Gina" -- in parc ferme after winning in Bahrain. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sebastian Vettel clinched a third win at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sunday's race. The German won for Red Bull in 2012 and 2013. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
LIGHTS OUT: Valtteri Bottas gets a good start with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel getting past Lewis Hamilton as the cars approach turn one. Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Valtteri Bottas leads the pack as they round turn one on lap one of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Red Bull's Max Verstappen retired from Sunday's race after suffering a rear brake failure on lap 12. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A dejected Max Verstappen steps out of his Red Bull Racing car after suffering brake failure in Sunday's race. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sparks fly behind Jolyon Palmer's Renault car. The Briton started 10th on the grid for Sunday's race but finished out of the points. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sebastian Vettel greets former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone ahead of Sunday's race in Bahrain. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Lewis Hamilton points to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas after the Finn secured the first pole of his career at the Bahrain Grand Prix following Saturday's qualifying session. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Bottas punches the air after securing pole in qualifying on Saturday. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on track at the Bahrain International Circuit. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Hamilton won last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix to draw level on 43 points with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sebastian Vettel on track in Bahrain. The German won the opening race of the 2017 season in Australia at the end of March. AFP/Getty Images
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen finished top of the time sheets in the third practice session on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
Max Verstappen on track during Saturday's practice session. AFP/Getty Images
Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein was back on the grid in Bahrain Grand Prix weekend after missing the opening two races due to a lack of fitness. The German injured himself at January's Race of Champions event in Miami. AFP/Getty Images
The Bahrain International Circuit has been on the F1 calendar since 2004. The race has been held under floodlights since 2014. AFP/Getty Images
Daniil Kvyat steps into his Toro Rosso car ahead of practice in Bahrain. AFP/Getty Images
Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on track in Bahrain. AFP/Getty Images
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso on track in Bahrain. The Spaniard announced this week that he will miss this year's Monaco Grand Prix to compete at the Indianapolis 500 on May 28. AFP/Getty Images
Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo poses with a fan in Bahrain. AFP/Getty Images
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen leaving the pit garage in Bahrain. The Finn has finished on the podium in Sakhir eight times -- more than any other driver -- but has never won the race. AFP/Getty Images