Happiness and agony for winners

April 11 - 17, 2018

Gulf Weekly Happiness and agony for winners

You always fight to win, but not all victories are the same and this one was bittersweet, the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team told fans.

Sebastian Vettel won in Bahrain, for the second time in as many races, but at the moment, the thoughts of everyone in the team remain with mechanic Francesco Cigarini who was injured during Kimi Raikkonen’s pit stop, the Finn stopping and retiring immediately after in the pit lane.

Cigarini, below, is now recovering from fractures to his shin and fibula at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital.

As for the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, it was closely contested right down to the final corner and the win came courtesy of dogged Vettel who managed to make a set of soft tyres last 38 laps no less, on a track that is regarded as one of the hardest on tyres.

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