Lewis Hamilton resisted a race-long challenge from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to collect his second victory in seven days in today's Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 57-lap night race around the Sakhir circuit was packed with close racing throughout the field, but the tense battle between the Mercedes pair had the crowd on its feet.
The Silver Arrows continued their domination of the 2014 season in qualifying, with Rosberg getting the better of Hamilton after the latter – who had been quickest in each of the three practice sessions – made a mistake on his last flying lap.
Come the race, however, Hamilton nipped ahead of Rosberg after they ran side-by-side in the opening corners and maintained a narrow advantage over the German, who ran wheel-to-wheel with his rival several times but couldn't make a move stick.
Mercedes put its drivers onto divergent strategies at their first pit visits. While Hamilton remained on the faster soft tyres, Rosberg decided to run the compulsory mediums. This meant the German dropped almost ten seconds to the Briton at the head of the field.