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Hamilton edges teammate Rosberg for Bahrain F1 win

SAKHIR, Bahrain — Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by one second at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

The two Mercedes cars recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after Hamilton's victory last weekend in Malaysia.

With no team orders, the two diced for the lead and passed each other several times in a thrilling spectacle under the lights.

"It was very, very fair and it was very hard to keep him behind," Hamilton said. "He was very fast on the option (softer) tires and I was on the knife-edge the whole time. … Me and Nico haven't had a race like that since back in our carting days. In our first (carting) race, he led all day and I overtook him on the last lap and won, and I thought for sure he is going to do that to me today."

Force India's Sergio Perez was third in his first podium finish since 2012.

American entry: F1 series chief Bernie Ecclestone says a U.S.-backed team led by Gene Haas, co-owner of NASCAR's Stewart-Haas team, is one of two teams likely to join in 2015. Haas, speaking from Fort Worth, Texas, said he had not heard from Ecclestone or the governing body. "We haven't been notified by the FIA, but Bernie is kind of half (of) Formula One, so I'm sure what he says goes," Haas said.

East Bay Raceway: Forrest Gough won the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature late Saturday in Gibsonton.

Hamilton edges teammate Rosberg for Bahrain F1 win 04/06/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 6, 2014 9:45pm]
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