Bahrain win delights Vettel
Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel secured his first win of the 2012 campaign with victory at the Bahrain Gran Prix on Sunday.
The Red Bull star managed to finish fastest in qualifying on Saturday and the German never looked back when starting on pole, as he lead the controversial race from start to finish.
Vettel dominated the Formula One championship last season but, until this weekend, had struggled to compete with the likes of McLaren and Mercedes.
However, the 24-year-old produced an accomplished trademark performance as he took the chequered flag, with the Lotus duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean coming second and third respectively.
It was a torrid day for McLaren, with Lewis Hamilton having problems in the pits before finishing in eighth place, whilst team-mate Jenson Button retired with few laps of the race remaining due to tyre trouble.
Vettel was delighted with the weekend in Bahrain, as he got his championship up and running.
He said: "The strategy, everything seemed to work. I can only say a big thank you to the team. They did an incredible job."