Sebastian Vettel scored a pole-to-flag victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, despite facing a tough challenge from Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel's victory marks the first time a Red Bull driver has climbed to the top step of the podium in 2012.
Despite the controversy surrounding the Bahrain Grand Prix, the race ran without incident.
It was an outstanding race for Lotus. Kimi Raikkonen stormed from 11th on the grid to claim the second spot after catching Vettel around half distance. Team mate Romain Grosjean made four places from his seventh-placed grid position to take third.
Mark Webber finished fourth for the fourth time in sucession and Nico Rosberg took fifth, after running both Hamilton and Alonso off the track; events which will be investigated after the race.
Di Resta was beaten into sixth place after Rosberg, who with fresher tyres, passed him on the pit straight. Di Resta led the race for a time, but proved that by being the only main contender to pit twice, an alternative pit strategy can pay dividends.