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Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg put fizz back into F1

Published on Apr 7, 2014 6:12 AM
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (right) is congratulated by teammate Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on the podium after he won the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir, south of Manama on April 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MANAMA (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fought out a nail-biting desert duel in the Bahrain Grand Prix and then claimed they had put the fizz back into Formula One.

The sport has been deluged with complaints this season that it has become a boring spectacle due to a raft of technical changes which have seen the classic throaty roars of F1 engines replaced by hush-hush hybrids.

But on Sunday, April 6, 2014, Hamilton edged his German teammate to take his first win at the Sakhir circuit and the 24th victory of his career, taking him level with the mark of Juan Manuel Fangio.

Hamilton, who also won last weekend in Malaysia, finished 1.085sec ahead of Rosberg in another triumph for the Mercedes team who have won all three races this season.

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