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Hamilton thought he needed a 'miracle' in Sakhir

Nico Rosberg's attempts to pass Lewis Hamilton (right) were in vein Sutton Images Enlarge Lewis Hamilton revealed he was convinced his chances of victory had vanished at the Bahrain Grand Prix after a safety car period undid all his hard work between pit stops. Hamilton had a lead of about nine seconds over Rosberg when the safety car came out on Lap 41, meaning both Mercedes drivers pitted for fresh tyres for a sprint to the finish. Hamilton went on to the mediums and knew Rosberg was on the faster prime tyre, and he admitted he thought his chances of a second straight win were all but over. "The safety car came out and I had a good enough lead, I think it would have been just...
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