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Gary Rose

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    Formula 1

    Ding ding! 

    Two rounds down and Nico Rosberg is up on points but if there is anything you can be sure of in Formula 1, it is that Lewis Hamilton will come back fighting.

    Now we head to China in a fortnight with a few questions left to be answered.

    Can Nico Rosberg continue his winning run?

    What will the qualifying format be in Shanghai?

    What on earth will Lewis Hamilton wear to the paddock this time?

    That's all from us. Have a gander at Andrew Benson's race report here and until next time, goodbye.

    Lewis Hamilton
  2. Alonso back for China?

    Fernando Alonso won't have liked having to watch that race from the garage and he will be desperate to be back in the McLaren in China.

    He has just posted this picture and comment on his instagram page: "It was an interesting weekend from another point of view. Always useful to learn other things. See you in China, stronger than ever.."

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  3. A first for Toro Rosso

  4. The Iceman likes it hot

    Kimi Raikkonen

    Kimi Raikkonen seems to like the Bahrain desert - this was his eighth podium finish in Sakhir since it hosted its first grand prix in 2004.

    The Finn actually retired after seven laps of that inaugural race too. Since then his results have been as follows (not forgetting he was absent from F1 in 2010 and 2011 - and there was no Bahrain GP in 2011):

    2005: 3rd

    2006: 3rd

    2007: 3rd

    2008: 2nd

    2009: 6th

    2012: 2nd

    2013: 2nd

    2014: 10th

    2015: 2nd

    2016: 2nd

    Still waiting for a win though...

  5. Replay

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg cruises to victory at the Bahrain International Circuit

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    Video caption: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg cruises to victory at the Bahrain International Circuit.
  6. Drivers standings

    Here's how the drivers standings looks after two races and Nico Rosberg leads the way with 50 points.

    Lewis Hamilton is just 17 points behind, though. Nothing in the grand scheme of things.

    1: Rosberg 50 

    2: Hamilton 33

    3: Ricciardo 24

    4: Raikkonen 18

    5: Grosjean 18

    6: Vettel 15

    7: Massa 14

    8: Verstappen 9

    9: Hulkenberg 6

    10: Kvyat 6

  7. Get Involved - #bbcf1

    Scott Wiseman: It's between Romain Grosjean and Stoffel Vandoorne for driver of the day! Race a 7, too many incidents but some great moves!  

    The Pob: Got to give it to Nico Rosberg, perfect job!

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    Stoffel Vandoorne, who finished 10th: "I've felt great since the beginning of the weekend. To get a point in my first race is amazing."  

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    That moment when a two-time former world champion is beaten to picking up McLaren's first points of the season by a rookie who wasn't even meant to be racing...

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    Who to give the driver of the day award to? So many good performances today. 

    Lewis Hamilton deserves a mention for his recovery drive but then there is Romain Grosjean getting a quite frankly unbelievable fifth for Haas. That's on the back of sixth in Australia. A podium next?

    Then, of course, there is Stoffel Vandoorne - 10th in his first-ever race. What a result.

    Lewis Hamilton
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    Some more booms from Nico Rosberg. 

    Bonus shot of Lewis Hamilton's back.

  12. Sometimes when we touch...


    Valtteri Bottas, speaking about his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the start of the race: "I was trying to brake as hard as I could, but I went a bit sideways and we hit."

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    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    "Lewis will feel in a straight fight he can have the upper hand but he can't afford to keep having issues at the start. A great result for Nico Rosberg."

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    Stirling Moss

    This was Nico Rosberg's 16th career win - putting him level with Sir Stirling Moss. 

    Continuing on from last season Rosberg has now also won five races in a row.

    The gauntlet has well and truly been thrown down.

  15. Get Involved - #bbcf1

    Phil Slocombe: Despite 2 wins Nico only leads by 17 points, still all to play for.

    Taiwo Sollist: Excellent drive from #StoffelVandoorne in the #McLaren. He has definitely made a very strong claim for a seat next year.

  16. 'I couldn't fight with Kimi'

    Lewis Hamilton

    Third-placed Lewis Hamilton says his slow getaway was not caused by the same issue he had in Melbourne.

    He says: "Two separate incidents, both equally painful - perhaps today more painful. Again, damage limitation. Congratulations to Nico.

    "The team was hoping that potentially there would be a safety car. I had so much damage to the car, I couldn't fight with Kimi."

    Podium interviewer David Coulthard asks him about him arriving in traditional Bahrain dress today and Hamilton is full of compliments for the locals, as ever.

    "I've got some incredible support here. A big thanks to the Crown Prince."

  17. BOOM!

  18. 'A pretty good result'

    Kimi Raikkonen

    Second-place Kimi Raikkonen: "I had a bad start - we did what we could and tried to recover and had a pretty good result."

  19. 'Start was the key'


    Race winner Nico Rosberg: "For sure, it's been an awesome weekend. The key was the start. i had a great getaway and from there I was just trying to control the race."

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    Time for the podium interviews and David Coulthard, with his neat salmon pink shirt and blue suit jacket combo, is the man tasked with putting the questions to the drivers.