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16:00 SAST | 06 Apr 2017

Sebastian Vettel and co will once again light up the Bahrain International Circuit in the third race of the 2017 F1 campaign.

In the opening race of the season at the Australia Grand Prix, Vettel took top spot on the podium for Ferrari ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

The German said his win Down Under was just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and was just the beginning of what Ferrari hopes to achieve this season.

"I think with the new generation of cars, for race of the season, a lot of work went into the project and it was the best way to kick off the season. The day was very special,” Vettel said at a press conference ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

"For everyone back in Italy, Maranello, it was great to get a little bit of a reward after a long winter, a lot of hard work went into the new car.

"People are generally very happy and motivated to push even harder. It is the first race so doesn't mean much but it was the best way to start off."

Meanwhile, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is confident they can close the gap on Ferrari and Mercedes. Verstappen, who was Red Bull’s only finisher in Melbourne, was half a minute behind race winner Vettel.

“We are definitely working hard to bring new parts to the car and pick up the pace and close up to the top two teams.

“Behind us is developing quite a big gap – I could have done two pit stops in Melbourne and held the same position,” Verstappen said ahead of the Chinese GP weekend.

“It is quite a big gap but I am quite confident that we can close it in the upcoming races to within a second.

“Then we’ll see when we get the new engine.”

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