Thank you for joining us this evening, the race certainly exceeded expections. Goodnight and enjoy the rest of your week!
Rosberg is in a rich reign of form, a win will in Bahrain will be his second of 2016.
Verstappen roars past Massa to claim P6 with five laps to go.
7 laps remaining and Rosberg still leads Raikkonen, with Hamilton in P3.
Grosjean passes Massa to take P6.
Kvyat makes his third and final stop, moving onto soft tyres. Grosjean is now up to seventh in the Haas.
If this result remains the same it will be the fifth win in a row for Rosberg. Fifth P2 for Raikkonen in last six races in Bahrain.
44/57: Rosberg, Raikkonen, Hamilton. The gap between Raikkonen is down to 15 seconds.
Rosberg onto the soft tyre, as Hamilton takes the lead of the GP for the first time. Hamilton will have to make another stop before the end of the race.
Wehrlein passes Perez with ease down the main straight, he's up to 12th place.
Rosberg pushes on...the lead over Raikkonen is up to 9.4 seconds.
Carlos Sainz retires from the race on lap 31. Verstappen is in 7th place now
33/57: Well over halfway through the Bahrain GP and the action continues at the front with Rosberg leading Raikkonen and Hamilton chasing the Finn in third place three secons behind.
Race leader Rosberg pits - he goes onto another set of super-soft tyres, but it's a slow stop from Mercedes. Luckily he has time in hand.
Raikkonen pits from P2 and changes to a set of supersoft tyres.
Grosjean makes his second pit-stop from fourth. Back out on another set of the Pirelli P Zero Reds.
Hamilton into the pits. He changes onto the supersofts. Change of strategy for the champ?
Approaching halfway in the Bahrain GP. 28/57
Rosberg leads the GP by 15 seconds from Raikkonen. Hamilton is in third position.
Grosjean is our new hero! Awesome pass on Ricciardo for P4.
Safe to say the action-packed race so far has made us forget the rather dull qualifying?
Rosberg is currently 12 seconds ahead of Raikkonen. Both are on the soft tyre option.
Max Verstappen takes P6 from Massa with a good pass.
Rosberg still leads from Raikkonnen, Hamilton is in third ahead of Ricciardo in P4.
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Hamilton glides past Ricciardo and is now up to third place.
Rosberg has an 18 second lead over Hamilton, but the pair as mentioned are on different strategies. This is going to be interesting, Hamilton will need to dig deep to get close to the German.
Hamilton also pitted and is now in 4th place. The Briton is on the hardest compound and will probably be able to push deep into the race on this rubber.
Grosjean has posted the quickest lap of the race so far. He is flying in 7th place.
Rosberg pits and changes from the supersofts onto the softs. 2.7 second pitstop by the Germans! Damn, that's quick.
New kid Vandoorne overtakes Perez with ease! Points on the cards for the Belgian in his very first F1 race.
Bottas takes his drive-through penalty for the incident with Hamilton on lap 1.