2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Live

31 March, 2019 - 17:29

This should have been an easy Ferrari 1-2 but it is quickly falling away. Leclerc is limping around in his Ferrari as the lead gap drops to 4.6s! Hamilton is closing in rapidly. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:28

"There is something strange with the engine," reports Leclerc. Has he got a problem? Hamilton has closed to within 7s of the Ferrari driver and there are 10 laps to go. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:27

Raikkonen is the latest man to pass Ricciardo as he sweeps around the outside of Turn 1. This one-stop strategy is well and truly backfiring on Ricciardo. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:26

Norris finds a way past Ricciardo's Renault at Turn 1 and gets himself up to seventh, while Raikkonen is all over the back of the Australian now. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:24

Vettel dives past Hulkenberg to snatch fifth but he is now 26s behind Verstappen with 13 laps remaining. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:22

Vettel is up to sixth now as he flies past Ricciardo's Renault on the run to Turn 11. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:21

Leclerc looks comfortable out front and holds a 10s lead over Hamilton, who is well clear of a distant Bottas in third. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:20

Vettel finds a way past Norris' McLaren as he moves into eighth place. Just where can Vettel recover to?

31 March, 2019 - 17:18

There's more drama as the Renault pair almost collide into Turn 1. They get away with it as Hulkenberg stays ahead of Ricciardo, just. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:17

Vettel has pitted and is down in ninth place after that disaster of a few laps.

31 March, 2019 - 17:16

Vettel has lost his front wing and needs to pit! What drama in Bahrain!

31 March, 2019 - 17:15

Hamilton sweeps around the outside of Vettel at Turn 4 as Vettel spins!

31 March, 2019 - 17:13

Leclerc is back out in the lead as Hamilton closes in on Vettel again. Vettel squeezes Hamilton wide at Turn 4 as the pair go wheel-to-wheel. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:12

Leclerc also pits!

31 March, 2019 - 17:12

Vettel returns to the track just 0.8s clear of Hamilton!

31 March, 2019 - 17:11

Vettel also pits to cover off the threat of Hamilton. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:10

Hamilton pits for the second time and takes on a set of Mediums. It's a 2.5s stop for the Briton, who returns to the track out in fourth place behind his Mercedes teammate Bottas. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:09

Leclerc leads by 8.6s from Vettel, who is over 5s clear of Hamilton now. Bottas is a further 10s back from the top three. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:07

Vettel is picking back up the pace as he pulls over four seconds clear of Hamilton now, while Verstappen pits for the second time. He's back out on Softs after a slow pit stop. 

31 March, 2019 - 17:04

Ferrari look in control of this race but Hamilton is staying around 3s behind Vettel, while Bottas has slipped to over 10s adrift.