during qualifying for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 2, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Ferrari appeared in a position to challenge until the final laps, when the Mercedes stretched their legs to go half a second clear of the red cars. Sebastian Vettel will start third ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

The world champion subsequently escaped punishment for reversing in the pit lane, which could have seen him stripped of pole. But stewards only handed Hamilton a reprimand, after governing body the FIA said “no clear instruction was given on where he should park”.

Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne out-qualified McLaren team-mate Jenson Button on his Formula 1 debut. Vandoorne was 12th and Button 14th, complaining of a handling imbalance on his final lap but admitting the newcomer “did a good job and I didn’t”.

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Arsenal 4 – 0 Watford
Norwich 3 – 2 Newcastle
Stoke 2 – 2 Swansea
Sunderland 0 – 0 West Brom
West Ham 2 – 2 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham
Leicester vs Southampton 1:30 pm
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