Bahrain is an country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East.
Bahrain declared indepence in 1971 after being a protectorate of the United Kingdom. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest inspired by the regional "Arab Spring."
Sebastian Vettel survived a sensational late surge by Valtteri Bottas to win a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix. It's the German's second win from two races this season, with title rival Lewis Hamilton finishing third.