Formula 1 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix results

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2022-03-20
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Bahrain International Circuit
57
Charles Leclerc LEC
Charles Leclerc LEC
Charles Leclerc
lap 51 - 1:34.570
LEC

The 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix was won by Charles Leclerc of Ferrari.

The race in Bahrain was round 1 of 22 of the 2022 season.

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Weather conditions at 20 March 2022 15:00 GMT (raceday).

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results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 57 1:37:33.584 26
2 57 +5.598 18
3 57 +9.675 15
4 57 +11.211 12
5 57 +14.754 10
6 57 +16.119 8
7 57 +19.423 6
8 57 +20.386 4
9 57 +22.390 2
10 57 +23.064 1
11 57 +32.574 0
12 57 +45.873 0
13 57 +53.932 0
14 57 +54.975 0
15 57 +56.335 0
16 57 +1:01.795 0
17 57 +1:03.829 0
18 56 Fuel pressure 0
19 54 Fuel pressure 0
44 Power Unit 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:30.558
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.123
3 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.129
4 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.363
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.680
6 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +1.002
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.250
8 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.637
9 George Russell Mercedes +1.658
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.780
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.224
12 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +1.440
13 Lando Norris McLaren +1.450
14 Alexander Albon Williams +2.106
15 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo +2.985
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +2.192
17 Nico Hülkenberg Aston Martin +2.219
18 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +2.387
19 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +2.474
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.076

driver positions through the laps

2022 Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2022) was a Formula One race that was held on 20 March 2022 at the Bahrain International Circuit, a motor racing circuit in the west of Bahrain. It served as the season opener of the 2022 Formula One World Championship and it was the eighteenth running of the Bahrain Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc won the race after starting from pole position, his first win since the 2019 Italian Grand Prix. Leading all but two laps after pitting a second time, short of a Grand Slam, Leclerc had a hat-trick with pole, race win, and fastest lap. Teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lewis Hamilton completed the podium, as reigning champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez both retired. It was Ferrari's first win and 1–2 finish since the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix.


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Leclerc led Ferrari home for a 1-2 finish after Red Bull's Max Verstappen suffered a late DNF, with added misery being piled on the team after Sergio Perez was sidelined by the same issue on the final lap.
It meant Mercedes snatched an unlikely podium for Lewis Hamilton in third place, having struggled for pace throughout the race weekend, while there were wild celebrations for Haas at the team ...

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Verstappen ran second through the opening stint of the race in Bahrain, dropping almost four seconds behind race leader Charles Leclerc before pitting at the end of lap 14.
Leclerc responded by pitting one lap later, but Verstappen had managed to close the gap, leading to a tight wheel-to-wheel battle between the two drivers for the next few laps.
Verstappen pitted earliest again at the ...

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Sunday's race featured plenty of action through the field, including a thrilling battle at the front as Max Verstappen made a series of ultimately unsuccessful attempts to take the lead from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc before brake issues dropped him back.
Reflecting on the dawn of F1's new era, Brawn cautioned that Sakhir was only the first event with the new cars, and stressed that the FIA ...

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The Monegasque driver drove impeccably at F1's season opener as his Ferrari team exploited the strong performance of its new F1-75 car.
Having taken pole position at Sakhir and led from the start, Leclerc held off a mid-race attack from Red Bull's Max Verstappen to slowly start to edge clear at the front.
He then made the perfect restart from a late safety car period, triggered by Pierre ...

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The German car manufacturer has endured a difficult start to the campaign, with its W13 not quite on the pace of front-runners Ferrari and Red Bull.
Although it was able to hold on to the leaders in the first stint, the combination of a too-draggy rear wing and then a mistake in trying the hard tyres meant it fell away from having a chance of challenging.
But, being left in a scenario where ...

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Four-time F1 world champion Vettel tested positive for COVID-19 last week, prompting Aston Martin to announce on Thursday he would be missing the Bahrain race and that Nico Hulkenberg would be standing in.
Vettel was the second F1 driver to test positive in the space of two weeks. McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo was forced to miss the Bahrain pre-season test after contracting COVID-19, but returned ...

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Formula 1 is at the cutting edge of engine technology and its latest power plant is one of the sport?s most complex yet.
In fact, the current engines are so complicated they need to go through a pre-start routine involving laptops, remote operations and a bunch of clever engineers before they can be kicked into life.

Winning in F1 is all about executing a highly tuned plan. The same ...

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McLaren entered the 2022 season looking to build on a strong campaign last year, highlighted by its first win for almost nine years at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
But the team endured a difficult race in Bahrain as its cars finished 14th and 15th, with Daniel Ricciardo leading home Norris.
After qualifying 13th, Norris fell backwards during the race, slipping all the way to last ...

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The Swede drove for the works Lotus, BRM and March teams before a career that started so promisingly faded away, and he slipped into the shadow of his close contemporary and longtime rival Ronnie Peterson.
Born in 1941 he began his career in saloon cars in 1962. He graduated to F3 in 1966, scoring a couple of local wins with a Cooper in his first season.
In 1967 he switched to a Brabham ...

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The dawn of a second ground-effect era for Formula 1 only heightened the anticipation around the first race of a new season, as a fresh competitive order was revealed in Bahrain.
Those lofty expectations were largely met as Charles Leclerc and defending champion Max Verstappen battled hard for victory over three critical laps before the Red Bulls faltered.
That in turn reduced the pressure ...

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The Spaniard helped his Maranello squad to a 1-2 behind Charles Leclerc at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but was left frustrated by his own performance.
He confesses to not being able to extract as much speed out of the new F1-75 as his teammate, and is at a loss to explain just why he is encountering such difficulties now.
But, following talks between himself and Ferrari over the winter, it ...

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The Maranello-based squad delivered a perfect opening to the new campaign, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finishing 1-2 in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
But in a season where it is predicted there will be an aggressive development war, the current form book is likely to be shaken up a lot as teams bring on car upgrades.
The situation is further complicated, however, by the presence of the ...

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But with it emerging from investigations that the problems were not linked to standard supplied parts, there remains some questions about what really happened inside the RB18s.
It quickly became apparent that the power units of both men were starved of fuel, despite there being plenty of ExxonMobil's finest E10 in their respective tanks.
In other words, something in the fuel system of the ...

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Leclerc held off a stern challenge from Red Bull?s world champion Max Verstappen, who swapped the lead in the middle phase of the race. But Verstappen was forced out with a loss of power in the closing stages, handing Ferrari its 1-2 finish.
Red Bull?s day turned to disaster when Sergio Perez lost third place on the final lap when his engine cut out, handing Lewis Hamilton the final spot on ...

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The Monegasque driver fended off multiple attacks from Red Bull?s Max Verstappen, including a late safety car restart, to clinch victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix and the bonus point for fastest lap.
Following Red Bull?s double disaster late in the race, which saw both Verstappen and Sergio Perez fail to finish, Carlos Sainz completed a Ferrari 1-2 having overtaken Verstappen as his ...

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Verstappen qualified second in Bahrain and battled with Ferrari?s Charles Leclerc through the opening stages, going side-by-side for position after the first round of pit stops.
But after slipping back from Leclerc, Verstappen began to struggle with the steering on his car as he reported a recurring issue, and then noted the car was ?s**tting itself? as a fresh issue emerged ahead of the ...

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The Monegasque driver led a Ferrari 1-2 from teammate Carlos Sainz Jr after Verstappen suffered a fuel system failure with his Red Bull that forced him to retire from the race late on, having fought with Leclerc for the victory earlier in the race.
The pair traded overtakes for the lead on three consecutive laps during the opening stint, Verstappen getting ahead with the aid of DRS at Turn 1 ...

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Magnussen was dropped by Haas at the end of the 2020 season and spent last season in sportscar racing, contesting the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Chip Ganassi Racing prior to signing a contract with Peugeot's nascent Le Mans Hypercar project.
But the Dane was recalled by Haas to replace the ousted Nikita Mazepin on the eve of the second F1 test in Bahrain and followed up ...

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Verstappen looked locked in to take second place behind Ferrari's winner Charles Leclerc, while Sergio Perez was holding onto fourth in his fight with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
But with two laps to go, Verstappen dramatically slowed and coasted into the pitlane after suffering what he thought were battery problems.
On the final lap, misfortune also struck Perez as his engine seized to Turn ...

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Hamilton and teammate George Russell were resigned to finishing fifth and sixth, powerless to keep up with the faster cars from Ferrari and Red Bull under the Sakhir floodlights.
But following a late safety car for Pierre Gasly's blazing AlphaTauri, a dramatic double retirement for Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez in the closing stages meant Hamilton inherited third behind Charles Leclerc and ...

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Red Bull's reliability drama meant Carlos Sainz was able to follow his teammate home in second, while Lewis Hamilton took a shock third place for Mercedes.
At the start, Leclerc and Verstappen shot off the line in unison, with the Ferrari quickly swinging across to his right to cover off the Red Bull and seal the inside line for the first corner.
There, Verstappen braked later and got ...

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In addition, Saturday produced a mixed-up grid, with plenty of drivers keen to make a point or take advantage of unexpectedly good grid positions.
Six days of testing and two of practice and qualifying have provided some clues as to what to expect, but only on Sunday evening will fans really see how the new aero package performs in a race situation, and what kind of overtaking action is ...

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Ferrari saw its engine performance take a significant hit in 2020, leaving its works squad and the customer outfits, Haas and Alfa Romeo, on the back foot compared to their rivals.
Ferrari made decent progress with its engine last year, and had a late-season boost thanks to an updated hybrid system that was intended for 2022, giving it confidence heading into the new campaign.
Qualifying in ...

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Mercedes struggled for pace throughout the second pre-season test in Bahrain last week as the ongoing porpoising issue prevented it from unlocking more performance from its raft of updates.
Qualifying in Bahrain saw Hamilton finish fifth, trailing pole-sitter Charles Leclerc by over six tenths of a second as both Ferrari and Red Bull cars qualified ahead. Mercedes teammate George Russell will ...

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F1's broadcast chiefs are always eager to push the boundaries when it comes to make the show look even better on the small screen, be it through new ideas, improved presentation or adopting the latest innovations.
So as F1 enters a new rules era in 2022 with the Bahrain Grand Prix, the season ahead will see the sport lift its game once more in a bit to improve the spectacle.
Here's a summary ...

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F1 chiefs are facing a growing number of requests from new locations to hold races, as Qatar and Las Vegas are set to become permanent from next year.
It comes as grand prix racing is fast approaching the maximum number of 25 races that is allowed under the terms of the Concorde Agreement.
But, while there is some scope at the moment to expand without dropping any of the current grands prix ...

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The Silverstone-based team endured a frustrating first qualifying session of the season in Bahrain as both Nico Hulkenberg (17th) and Lance Stroll (19th) were knocked out in Q1.
It was a disappointing result for the squad as it had hoped to make some good progress up the grid this year.
However, the team has explained that its pace is currently being limited by the porpoising issue that a ...

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Following an encouraging first test with the MCL36 in Barcelona, the Woking team was on the back foot from the start of last week?s Sakhir test after suffering brake cooling issues that compromised its programme.
The problem has been addressed with new brake ducts, but over the Bahrain race weekend the team struggled to find performance, with Norris qualifying 13th, and Daniel Ricciardo only ...

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On Saturday, the FIA published the report into the controversial end to the 2021 season in Abu Dhabi that attributed the events that unfolded to ?human error? by Masi in race control.
Masi failed to implement at least two articles of the sporting regulations, but acted in ?good faith? according to the report. The FIA has since began to reform its F1 operations, including the ...

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Magnussen was signed as replacement for Nikita Mazepin less than a fortnight ago, having not driven an F1 car since his stint with the team ended in 2020.
Despite the minimal time to prepare, though, Magnussen has instantly got up to speed and has qualified an impressive seventh for F1?s 2022 season opener.
But rather than believe he and the team have exceeded expectations, Steiner thinks ...

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Charles Leclerc will start the race from pole position after the Ferrari driver defeated Red Bull's reigning champion Max Verstappen in a thrilling qualifying.
Carlos Sainz will line up third in the other Ferrari, with Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez joining Sainz on the second row of the grid.
Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton will take the start from fifth ahead of his former ...

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One remarkable aspect of the document, not mentioned within it but confirmed to Motorsport.com by multiple sources, is that neither Masi nor his deputy in Abu Dhabi, Scot Elkins, were actually interviewed as part of the investigation.
That fact has to be taken into account, but despite the lack of an opportunity to defend himself, Masi comes out of it remarkably well.
Indeed, there is no ...

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Sainz revealed after Friday's practice running at the Bahrain International Circuit that he was struggling to understand the Ferrari F1-75 car over the short runs, leaving him with work to do overnight.
But he bounced back in qualifying by taking provisional pole in Q3 ahead of Leclerc and Red Bull's Max Verstappen, only to slip to third during the final runs.
The Spaniard wound up 0.129 ...

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Leclerc beat Red Bull driver Max Verstappen to the top spot in qualifying for this year?s season opener, while Ferrari-powered Alfa and Haas ? the teams that finished second-to-last and last in the 2021 constructors? standings ? finished sixth and seventh with Valtteri Bottas and Kevin Magnussen. 
Ferrari and its customer squads endured two very difficult seasons in 2020 and 2021 ...

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The Danish driver replaced the axed Nikita Mazepin at the Haas F1 team amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with the deal being announced on the eve of the second pre-season test.
Haas then missed the opening morning of the test in Bahrain due to freight transport delays, only to regain the lost time through additional running time permitted later in the Bahrain test, resulting in Magnussen ...

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Bottas was one of the stars of qualifying on Saturday evening as he charged to sixth place on the grid, making him the top qualifier outside the ?big three? teams.
It means the Finn will start on the third row of the grid alongside Hamilton after the Mercedes driver could only muster fifth, trailing both Ferraris and both Red Bulls.
Bottas also out-qualified his replacement at Mercedes ...

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Neither McLaren driver made it through to Q3 in Bahrain, with Lando Norris qualifying 13th and Daniel Ricciardo down in 18th as they both struggled for a lack of grip around the Sakhir track.
The team's performance has been a surprise following a hugely encouraging first pre-season test in Barcelona , where it appeared that the squad could be on a par with Ferrari.
Technical director James ...

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Seven-time world champion Hamilton was nearly seven tenths behind polesitter Charles Leclerc's Ferrari, and six tenths behind the Red Bull of 2021 title rival Max Verstappen, admitting that both cars are "in another league".
But despite qualifying off the front two rows, something which happened to him only once in 2021, Hamilton says he was pleased with how the team had mitigated the handling ...

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The Red Bull driver went into qualifying having topped both FP2 and FP3 and despite also going fastest in Q2, he lost out to Charles Leclerc in the pole position shootout by 0.123s.
The defending F1 world champion conceded his Red Bull car balance wasn't perfect in Q3 but hinted it could have been down to his team focusing on a stronger car set-up for the race compared to ...

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