How strategy won out in Bahrain
How Toyota failed to turn qualifying supremacy into victory, and how Sebastian Vettel lost out to Jenson Button despite packing a similar punch. Adam Cooper reviews the Bahrain GP
"It's the first time I've seen a chequered flag without a safety car or red lights in front of me!" Jenson Button joked after the flag in Bahrain. "It was a great race, very tough, a tough weekend because we haven't had the pace that we expected. So to get the win here is just amazing, and going into Europe with 31 points on the board and a 12-point lead, I think it is, I couldn't wish for any more at the moment."
I think we were all wishing for a straightforward, dry race in Bahrain to give us a better understanding of the true status quo among the teams, and we certainly got that. The battle at the front was a game of chess between three teams, a battle that ultimately went Jenson's way, but which just might have gone against him.
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