Three in a row for Schumacher
World champion Michael Schumacher dominated the first ever Formula One race in the Middle East, to win the Bahrain Grand Prix - his teammate Rubens Barrichello finishing second to take a Ferrari one-two.
The German took his third victory in the opening three events of the season - the 73rd on his career - taking the lead from pole position which he was only to relinquish during pitstops.
A word from the winner
"I think everybody here has done a superb job. They have prepared a circuit for us, which was very interesting to drive, technically very difficult, a big challenge. As well, the organisation in terms of pits and space availability, it was just superb. The welcome of the fans, all the people here, was very warm so it was a very, very nice experience I guess we all had here and we look forward to coming back." - Michael Schumacher
- Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 1h28m34.875
- Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari) - +1.367
- Jenson Button (BAR) - +26.687
Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) in 1:30.139.
Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) in 1:30.252 on lap 7