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  • LAP 57/57 Final Classification - HAM, RAI, ROS, BOT, VET, RIC, GRO, PER, KVY, MAS, ALO, NAS, HUL, ERI, MAL, STE, MEH
  • Hamilton wins his third race of the season
  • Kimi takes second, Rosberg third
  • Retirements - Button, Sainz, Verstappen
  • McLaren's Jenson Button will not start the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix due to ERS problems
  • Hamilton starts on pole for the fourth race in a row
  • Vettel splits the two Mercedes' to start second
  • Rosberg and Raikkonen occupy third row
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17:43

A brilliant drive by Kimi to recover from a slow first stint and finish in second. But Hamilton continues his domination taking his third win of the season.

17:42

Mercedes boss confirms that both cars lost their breaks on the final lap. One more lap and Kimi would have had Hamilton.

17:40

Ricciardo has a huge engine blow up as he crosses the line!

17:40

Hamilton wins!!!! his third race of the season. Kimi takes second ahead of Rosberg. Vettel fails to pass Bottas and comes home fifth behind the Williams driver.

17:38

FINAL LAP!!! Hamilton on course for victory.

17:38

Hamilton is on his final lap and complains of break problems. Kimi is 6 seconds back.

17:36

LAP 56/57 - Rosberg has gone wide on turn 1 and Kimi has taken second. He immediately fights back, but the Finn is holding on.

17:33

LAP 54/57 - Vettel almost goes into the back of Bottas in the first turn, as Kimi is now under 2 seconds behind Rosberg.

17:29

LAP 52/57 - Vettel still struggling to pass Bottas, as Perez takes Massa for eighth

17:27

LAP 50/57 - Kimi has passed the back markers and the Mercedes' are in view.

17:26

7 LAPS TO GO!! and Kimi is 5.8secs behind Rosberg

17:25

LAP 49/57 - Vettel struggling to overtake Bottas, as Kimi is stuck behind back markers

17:23

Vettel having a scrappy evening on track, lots of lock ups and off track moments

17:23

LAP 48/57 - Rosberg instructs his engineer not to tell him the gap to Kimi anymore!! Doing a Hamilton there.

17:21

Kimi has taken 9 seconds out of Rosberg's time in 5 laps. Can he catch him. Mercedes certainly thinks so.

17:18

LAP 45/57 - Vettel on Bottas' tail, as Kimi catching Rosberg at about 1.5 seconds a lap as of now.

17:15

LAP 43/57 - Kimi sets the fastest lap of the race as Hamilton complains of tyre deg

17:12

LAP 41/57 - Kimi has done his final stop and comes out in third place. Vettel is in fifth and catching Valtteri Bottas. The Finn is a little too far away to catch Rosberg today.

17:09

LAP 39/57 - Kimi has been left out too long and that means Mercedes' 1-2 is all but in the bag.

17:05

LAP 36/57 - Renault prediction of possible DNF for the Renault powered cars has come true as Max Verstappen now retires.

Vettel complaining of front wing damage, and he comes in for a wing change. Raikkonen in the box seat for third place.

17:03

LAP 36/57 - Vettel runs wide on the final turn and Rosberg has taken him yet again this race.

17:02

LAP 35/57 - Vettel has taken Rosberg on the undercut yet again. Rosberg will have to overtake him for the third time if he wants to finish second.

17:00

LAP 34/57 - Hamilton pits, as more drivers come in for their second stops

16:57

LAP 33/57 - Vettel has come in for his final stop.