Vettel leads the Championship but Max Verstappen takes the headlines: F1 2018 Bahrain and China double bill review

After the season opener in Australia, the night of Bahrain hosted the second round of the 2018 F1 World Championship and it certainly threw up an intriguing and exciting race. But if Bahrain, served up an exciting race, it was nothing compared to the Chinese Grand Prix the following weekend.

In Bahrain, Red Bull threatened to make it a three-way battle for ole position and the win but their place in the day FP1 session did not cross over into the night of Qualifying as Verstappen spun at turn 2 in Q1 while Ricciardo qualified 5th. Mercedes struggled in Qualifying so it was Sebastian Vettel who took pole position in Bahrain. read more