Red Bull-Renault world champion Sebastien Vettel won Sunday's Grand Prix of Bahrain from pole position, with former world champion Kimi Raikkonen second for Lotus-Renault and Romain Grosjean, also in a Lotus-Renault, third.
Vettel took the lead at the start and was never headed. Raikkonen went off from 11th and drove a stout race for his first podium finish since returning to F1 after two years in the World Rally Championship and a few races in NASCAR.
It was Grojean's first podium in Formula One.
The rest of the top ten saw Mark Webber finish fourth for Red Bull, Nico Rosberg fifth for Mercedes, Paul di Resta sixth for Force India-Mercedes, Fernando Alonso seventh for Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton eighth for McLaren, Felipe Massa ninth for Ferrari and Michael Schumacher tenth for Mercedes.
Jenson Button was running in the top ten until the second-last lap when he retired with a broken exhaust.
Michael Schumacher, who finished tenth, drove a wonderful race. He had a terrible qualifying session Saturday that saw him eliminated after Q1. An overnight gearbox change put him back five more places so at lights out he went off 22nd. He had the bit in his teeth for sure.