2022 Bahrain Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Bahrain
Circuit
Round
1
Laps
57
Pole
Fastest Lap
Leclerc, 1m 34.570s
2022 Season
Past Results

Lewis Hamilton’s biggest championship advantage over Max Verstappen during 2021 was 14 points after the opening four races. He already leads the defending champion by a greater margin this year, and he didn’t even win the race.

In fact, it was a race Hamilton never was in contention for, but Verstappen also faced a tough task to win as he fought thrillingly with Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari that has well and truly returned to the sharp end.

Leclerc was already a happy driver after taking pole position on Saturday as it confirmed Ferrari’s pre-season testing pace, but Verstappen was the more confident when it came to race potential after the way his car had handled in pre-season. So it appeared crucial that Leclerc kept the lead on the opening lap, and he duly did so as both Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen made strong starts to move ahead of Sergio Perez into fourth and fifth respectively.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Sakhir

Country

Bahrain

Location

Sakhir, Bahrain

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.363 (Miles)

Record

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2004), 1m30.252, 134.144 mph, F1, 2004

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