Fernando Alonso on Sunday won his first race for Ferrari.

The Spaniard drove past pole sitter Sebastian Vettel during the season opening Bahrain grand prix when the leading Red Bull developed an exhaust problem.

With reduced power, German Vettel was able to finish fourth.

"Luckily I could continue but we should have won really," the 22-year-old told the BBC.

Felipe Massa, who was passed by Alonso on the first lap, had strong pace at Sakhir but was passed by Alonso on the first lap.

He was emotional on his return to F1 after his recovery from injury.

"I was saving fuel for the last 30 laps," said the Brazilian, at the end of the first grand prix since 1993 with no in-race refuelling.

Nico Rosberg completed his impressive clean-sweep of beating Michael Schumacher this weekend by finishing one place ahead of the seven time world championship in fifth.

World champion Jenson Button, and Vettel's teammate Mark Webber, were just seventh and eighth.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 49 1:39:20.396 3 25
2 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 49 +16.0 secs 2 18
3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 49 +23.1 secs 4 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 49 +38.7 secs 1 12
5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Benz GP Ltd 49 +40.2 secs 5 10
6 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes Benz GP Ltd 49 +44.1 secs 7 8
7 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 49 +45.2 secs 8 6
8 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 49 +46.3 secs 6 4
9 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 49 +53.0 secs 12 2
10 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 49 +62.4 secs 11 1
11 11 Robert Kubica Renault 49 +69.0 secs 9
12 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 49 +82.9 secs 10
13 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 49 +92.6 secs 18
14 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 48 +1 Lap 13
15 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 47 +2 Laps 21
16 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 46 +3 Laps 15
17 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 46 Hydraulics 20
Ret 22 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 28 Hydraulics 14
Ret 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 17 Mechanical 23
Ret 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 16 Gearbox 19
Ret 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 13 Suspension 17
Ret 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 11 Hydraulics 16
Ret 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 2 Hydraulics 22
Ret 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1 Accident 24

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