Sebastian Vettel described his performance as "flawless, seamless" and "pretty dominant" after racing to his second win of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old comfortably finished ahead of Lotus duo Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for a podium that was a repeat of last year at this race.

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  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, kisses his first place trophy as second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, looks on from the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Mechanics change tires on the car of Ferrari's Brazilian driver Felipe Massa in the pits during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain, April 21, 2013. It was a day to forget for Ferrari, with Alonso and Felipe Massa encountering problems early on that saw them fall out of contention. Alonso finished eighth while Massa was down in 15th. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Sheik, Pool)

  • Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen leaves the pits during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain, April 21, 2013. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Sheik, Pool)

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013.Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

  • Third place winner Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France celebrates after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. It was especially heartening for Grosjean, who started in 11th place and who a few days earlier complained about struggling with the softer tires this season and not being able to challenge the leaders. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

  • Scuderia Toro Rosso's French driver Jean Eric Vergne arrives in the pits with a shredded tire during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain, April 21, 2013 . Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/ Mohammed al-Sheik, Pool)

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, celebrates with team members in the Red Bull pit after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany reacts after he won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland reacts on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel,

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany is congratulated by Bahraini officials after he wins first place in the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, holds up the first place trophy as second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, shakes hands with a Bahraini official and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France stands on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leaves the podium with his trophy after he won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany the first place trophy winner, right, talks to second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner celebrate with team members in the Red Bull pit after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, third left, of Germany is congratulated by a Red Bull technician as he celebrates with team members in the Red Bull pit after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, reacts as prepares to receive his winning trophy from Bahraini Crown Prince Sheik Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, right, as second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France, second right, stand on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after he wins the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, celebrates with team members in the Red Bull pit after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany reacts on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    A television broadcast helicopter follows Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany as he steers his car to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    A television broadcast helicopter follows Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany as he steers his car to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, stands in his car in the pit celebrating his win in the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car in front of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, winner, right, second placed Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, spray rose water in lieu of champagne on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car in front of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain to win the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, winner, right, claps as second placed Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, holds up his trophy on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, holds up the first place trophy on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, winner, holds up the trophy of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on the podium at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, winner, receives the first place trophy of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix from Bahraini Crown Prince Sheik Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a dominant performance that puts the German on pace to win his fourth drivers’ championship.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany kisses the first place trophy as he celebrates on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, holds up the first place trophy as second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France stand on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, winner, center, second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France spray rose water in lieu of champagne on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, winner, right, and second place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, wave from the podium after their win in the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

"The pace was phenomenal - we surely did not expect that - the car was very quick and it just started to get better and better towards the end when it was quite controlled," said Red Bull's Vettel.

"It was really a beautiful race, flawless, seamless, where you could push every single lap. We took care of the tyres, so overall I'm very happy, and we're in a good position in the championship."