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Vettel's Bahrain bid up in smoke

Manama: Sebastian Vettel's Bahrain Grand Prix hopes ended in a cloud of smoke as his Ferrari's engine packed up on the warm-up lap.

The four-time former world champion was well placed in third on the grid to mount a serious challenge to Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the front row.

But the German's premature exit left Kimi Raikkonen, starting from fourth, flying the Ferrari flag in this second leg of the 2016 season.