The F1 cars roared through the sandbox of Bahrain and the end result was the same podium as last year. Red Bull’s Vettel took the win and the two Lotus drivers took second and third. [56 photos total]

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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives out of his garage during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany drives during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button drives in front of Sauber Formula One driver Gutierrez during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen stands in the garage during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Caterham Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde of the Netherlands drives during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit, south of Manama April 19, 2013 (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber stands in his garage during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Grosjean drives during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg sits in his car during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Toro Rosso Formula One driver Ricciardo drives in front of Force India Formula One driver Di Resta during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Caterham Formula One driver Van der Garde drives in front of Force India Formula One driver Sutil during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives in front of Ferrari Formula One driver Massa during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Grosjean sits in his car in the pit lane during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Marussia Formula One driver Chilton drives in front of Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Sutil drives during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives in front of Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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A damaged tyre belonging to Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton is seen after the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber sits in his car as it is pushed in the pit lane during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Mechanics work on the car of Ferrari Formula One driver Massa during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives in front of Williams Formula One driver Maldonaldo during the third practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button drives in front of Sauber Formula One driver Hulkenberg and Williams Formula One driver Bottas during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives in front of Sauber Formula One driver Hulkenberg during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg celebrates after taking pole position during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia drives during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Mechanics cool the tyres on the car of Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives in the pits during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the qualifying session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg leads at the start of the race during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg leads at the start of the race during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany drives in front of Ferrari driver Alonso and Red Bull driver Vettel during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives in front of Red Bull driver Vettel and Ferrari driver Alonso and Force India driver Di Resta during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel overtakes Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives in front of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel and Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives in front of Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives in front of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel and Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives in front of Mercedes driver Rosberg and Ferrari driver Alonso during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives in front of Red Bull driver Vettel, Ferrari driver Alonso and Force India Formula One driver Di Resta during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives out of the pits after a pit stop during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Di Resta of Britain drives during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Grosjean drives in front of McLaren Formula One driver Perez during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #
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Mechanics change the tyres on the car of Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen in the pits during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Toro Rosso Formula One driver Vergne arrives in the pits with a shredded tyre during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Sutil drives past a part from the car of McLaren driver Perez during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel crosses the finish line at the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates with the winner's trophy during the victory ceremony of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel, Red Bull technical chief Newey and Red Bull team principal Horner pose for a team picture with the Red Bull team after the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS) #

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