Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton secured his first victory of the season as he capitalized on Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc’s loss of power in the closing stages of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton claimed the win under the safety car ahead of Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas, who won the season-opener in Australia, with Leclerc taking third. Bottas leads the drivers’ standing with 44 points, one point ahead of Hamilton, with Verstappen in third on 27 points.
- Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.
- A five-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.
- He won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008, then moved to Mercedes where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 before winning back-to-back titles again in 2017 and 2018.
- The most successful British driver in the history of the sport, Hamilton has more World Championship titles (5) and more race victories (74) than any other British driver in Formula One