GPI 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix - Page 90

RACE REPORT Over the opening laps, Bottas was unable to carve out a significant lead and by the time the drivers were starting their 10th lap just three seconds separated the top five drivers. With a Vettel was the first to take a strategic gamble, pitting on lap 10 to take on more supersofts. Verstappen noted it and request similar action but when he emerged from his first stop he almost immediately arrowed off track and into the barriers, reporting brake failure. Moments later Vettel’s early stop reaped dividends when the Safety Car was