Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton profited from Ferrari’s latest failure and won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

The race looked likely to finish a Ferrari 1-2 for Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. But Vettel cracked under the pressure of Hamilton’s attack with less than 20 laps left and span out of contention.

In a dramatic twist, race leader Leclerc’s engine started losing power with under 10 laps left, allowing Hamilton to shred a 10-second deficit and secure a 1-2 for Mercedes as Valtteri Bottas passed Leclerc with three laps to go.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

A despondent Leclerc thought he was going to become the third-youngest winner of an F1 race, but instead just held on to third place on another bitterly disappointing day for Ferrari.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen placed fourth with Vettel in fifth.

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, center right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center left, steer their cars during the start of the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, center right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center left, steer their cars during the start of the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, front right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, front center, steer their cars during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, front right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, front center, steer their cars during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, front right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, front center, steer their cars into the first corner during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, front right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, front center, steer their cars into the first corner during the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (5) overtakes Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco (16) at the begining of the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (5) overtakes Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco (16) at the begining of the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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