Mercedes named George Russell as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in for the Sakhir Grand Prix - a decision Stoffel Vandoorne has questioned.
Formula One is back in Sakhir again, only this time racing on a different track configuration and without the world champion.
Lewis Hamilton has already won the world title, but he continued to torment his rivals with a comfortable win in Bahrain.
World champion Lewis Hamilton is closing on more records after sealing pole for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Valtteri Bottas conceded there was little else he could do to beat Lewis Hamilton, who was again left amazed by his Mercedes team.
A new lap record in Bahrain gave F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton the 98th pole of his career.
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both Friday practice sessions as he looks for a fifth straight victory at this week's Bahrain Grand Prix.
With a record-equalling seventh Formula One title in the bag, Lewis Hamilton will go in search of an 11th win of the season in Sakhir.
Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of a seventh world title, but a superb Lance Stroll has moved into the spotlight at Istanbul Park.
It was not the best qualifying showing of his life but Lewis Hamilton insists he did all he could ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix.