F1i's driver ratings for the Bahrain GP

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Ferrari might have stuttered in qualifying, but Vettel pulled an Easter rabbit out of the hat on Sunday to see off Hamilton. Bravo to Bottas for his maiden pole, and commiserations to Verstappen, Stroll, Sainz and especially Vandoorne for their early exits. F1i breaks down each driver’s performance in round 3 of the World Championship.


Stoffel Vandoorne (DNS): No Score

The young Belgian was a revelation last year in Bahrain, but now harsh reality has struck the McLaren protégé. Vandoorne suffered no less than three failures of his MGU-H unit, with the last preventing him from taking the start. 2018 is perhaps shaping up to be a task too far for the rookie, but to those who would point out he is clearly behind Alonso, remember that not only is he in his first full campaign he also doesn’t necessarily have the same upgrades.