In his Ferrari debut, double World Champion Fernando Alonso collected the race win at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Spaniard who started from 3rd position, overtoke his team mate, Felipe Massa, in the beginning of the race and strolled to victory as Sebastian Vettel suffered a problem with his Red Bull.
During the press conference after the race, Alonso said: "A very special day for me. Coming back the top of the podium is always special but even more special with Ferrari. We have history behind the team and all the expectations a driver has when he drives for Ferrari.
"There is no better way to start the relationship. This is the best team in the world, we worked hard all winter, the guys did a very good job in winter testing.
"This first victory is dedicated to all the people in Italy, the mechanics here and president di Montezemolo. This result is very, very positive."