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2021 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

2021 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2021 - 17:46

Read our 2021 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix live coverage from Bahrain International Circuit.

Welcome to our 2021 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix commentary.

The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix took place at Bahrain International Circuit on Monday March 29, 2021. Read our F1 live commentary to see the coverage as it we reported it live.

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17:46

This concludes our coverage of an entertaining Bahrain Grand Prix. 

We will be back in three weeks for the race at Imola.

17:44
17:44

Top ten: Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas, Norris, Perez, Leclerc, Ricciardo, Sainz, Tsunoda and Stroll.

17:42
17:41

Bottas takes the fastest lap and the extra point that comes with that.

17:40

Top 3: Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas.

17:39

LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE 2021 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX!

17:39

Last sector...

17:38

FINAL LAP!

17:37

Hamilton has extended the gap to 0.9s - Verstappen can't get close to the Mercedes? 

17:35

Three laps to go... DRAMA!

17:34

Verstappen has let him back through... it looks like he overtook off the circuit.

17:34

Verstappen leads in Bahrain!

He overtakes around the outside of Turn 4 - the Dutchman is in front of the Mercedes.

17:31

Verstappen is in DRS range of Hamilton for the lead... here we go.

17:31

A lock up for Hamilton! Verstappen is nearly in DRS range.

17:30

It's now 1.4s between the top two.

17:29

The gap is now down to 1.5s between the top two.

Who's going to win it?

17:26

It's now 2.6s between Hamilton and Verstappen at the front of the field.

17:25
17:23

3.2s is now the gap between the top two at the front.

17:22

10 laps to go in Bahrain - 3.9s is the gap between the top two.

17:21

Vettel just crashed into the back of Ocon into Turn 1 there - 100% Vettel's fault, I am afraid.

17:21

A bit of contact between Ocon and Vettel into Turn 1 - both cars sideways. 

Both cars have got going again.

17:17

Verstappen is told: "Just make sure you have enough tyres to challenge him."

17:16

Order on Lap 42/56:

Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas, Norris, Leclerc, Ricciardo, Perez, Stroll, Sainz and Tsunoda.