Lewis Hamilton: 'I was on real knife edge'

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP (L) celebrates on the podium with second placed Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP after the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 30, 2014
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he was on "a real knife edge" during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he was relieved to win the Bahrain Grand Prix, describing it as being "on a knife edge".

The 29-year-old finished the course ahead of fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg in what was a thrlling battle at the Sakhir circuit.

"It was exciting," Hamilton is quoted as saying by PlanetF1.com. "Nico drove fantastically well throughout the race. It was so fair but it was so hard to keep him behind me. I was on a real knife edge the whole time so it was a great relief to manage it."

Sergio Perez took third place, while Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenburg finished in fourth and fifth respectively.

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP (L) celebrates on the podium with second placed Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP after the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 30, 2014
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2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
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4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
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11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
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13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0