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F1 Paddock Pass: Bahrain Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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Another strategic masterpiece from Scuderia Ferrari has seen Sebastian Vettel secure his second win of the 2017 Formula 1 season, in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Meanwhile a mistake upon Lewis Hamilton’s own scheduled pit stop triggered a five-second time penalty he’d need to make up later in the race, and he ultimately came up short of the victory.

Check out these stories and more in the latest post-race edition of Paddock Pass, the NBC Sports Group original digital series, as Will Buxton goes through the paddock to recap the race.

Earlier Paddock Pass shows from the weekend are below:

Beyond the podium runners, some of the other noteworthy items were Fernando Alonso’s continued woes, Max Verstappen’s brake issue, Pascal Wehrlein’s recovery in his first drive of the season, Romain Grosjean delivering Haas its first encore points finish in its history (fifth at Bahrain last year, eighth Sunday) and Daniel Ricciardo singing in his car.

You can see the latest episode of Paddock Pass, below.

Ferrari teammates Vettel and Raikkonen fastest in rainy final practice at Australian GP

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen went one-two in the final practice session ahead of qualifying at the water-logged Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Vettel set a best-lap time of 1 minute, 26.067 seconds, more than 2.4 seconds faster than his teammate in second.

Both Ferrari drivers switched from their intermediate tires to the super-fast, ultra-soft tires for the final few laps of the session, testing conditions on the track after a day-long downpour left it slick and filled with small puddles.

Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton did not opt to try out their soft tires, sticking to the intermediates for the entire session. They had the seventh- and eighth-fastest times, after topping the leaderboard in practice in dry conditions on Friday.

The heavy rains subsided by early afternoon, allowing the track to rapidly dry during the third practice session and making conditions safe for drivers to test their soft tires.

Still, only a few drivers completed a timed lap with the softer compounds, with Mercedes, Red Bull and most of the others staying with their intermediates.

Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson had the third-fastest time of the session on ultrasoft tires, followed by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on intermediates.

Hamilton remains the favorite to capture his fifth straight pole position at the Australian Grand Prix in qualifying later Saturday. He had the fastest laps on ultrasoft tires in the two practice sessions on Friday, though Verstappen was right behind him.

Verstappen and Vettel both slid on the slick track early in the third practice session, but maintained control and completed their runs without incident.

Verstappen’s teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, had the sixth-fastest time of the session. The Australian’s chances of winning his fifth career Grand Prix on his home track in Melbourne took a hit late Friday when he was assessed a three-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race.

The Australian driver was penalized for driving too fast under red-flag conditions during Friday’s second practice session because of debris on the track.