Hamilton and Rosberg's first flashpoint - F1's 900th race

Hamilton and Rosberg's first flashpoint - F1's 900th race

Just when modern Formula 1 was being lambasted from all directions, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg proved Mercedes dominance and turbo hybrid racing could be entertaining in the 900th world championship round

Formula 1 was in trouble heading into the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, its 900th world championship race.

It was two events into its bold new, environmentally-aware, turbocharged hybrid engine era - and those first two events had been, in the eyes of many, rubbish.

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