Hamilton Was Delighted to Salvage Fifth in Bahrain After Early Race Problems

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Hamilton Was Delighted to Salvage Fifth in Bahrain After Early Race Problems
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Lewis Hamilton has expressed his delight at salvaging fifth place in the Bahrain GP after suffering a mysterious problem with his W04 in the opening half of Sunday's race. After lining up ninth on the grid with the ambition of making steady inroads towards the frontrunners, Hamilton instead went backwards off the line to become a peripheral figure in the early stages of grand prix and still looked unlikely to claim a point-finish at the half-way stage.

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