Hamilton thriving in Ferrari fight – for now
If Sebastian Vettel’s success in Malaysia sent a warning shot to Mercedes, Kimi Raikkonen’s performance in the closing stages of the race in Bahrain was a genuine call to arms.
The Sepang defeat was blamed on the heat, but the fact that Raikkonen put in such a strong performance in the decreasing temperatures as night fell in Sakhir will leave Mercedes much more concerned.
But for Hamilton, it seems it is just what he wanted.
“That's what motorsport is all about and that's why we go racing,” he said after the race. “To fight with other teams."
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