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F1 2022: Charles Leclerc wins Bahrain Grand Prix; Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez drop out of points under dramatic circumstances

Carlos Sainz finished P2 to sum up a brilliant race for Ferrari on Sunday.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 21 March 2022 10:22 am

In an action-packed start to Formula One 2022 season, Ferrari had a dream performance as Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished P1 and P2 with both Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez having issues as they dropped out of points’ contention in shocking circumstances. As a result of all the drama that unfolded in final stages, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton entered the podium places with George Russell finishing P4 to get some crucial points for the Silver Arrows.

Here is the classification of Bahrain GP 2022:

P1 – Charles Leclerc

P2 – Carlos Sainz

P3 – Lewis Hamilton

P4 – George Russell

P5 – Kevin Magnussen

P6 – Valtteri Bottas

P7 – Esteban Ocon

P8 – Yuki Tsunoda

P9 – Fernando Alonso

P10 – Guanyu Zhou

P11 – Mick Schumacher

P12 – Lance Stroll

P13 – Alexander Albon

P14 – Daniel Ricciardo

P15 – Lando Norris

P16 – Nicholas Latifi

P17 – Nico Hulkenberg

P18 – Sergio Perez

P19 – Max Verstappen

Out – Pierre Gasly

It’s great to be back on top: Charles Leclerc

Reflecting on the incredible victory, Charles Leclerc said, “I’m so happy. We could not have hoped for better. The past two years have not been easy. It’s great to be back on top.” Carlos Sainz was also delighted with the result as he claimed that Ferrari is back, signifying that the hard work has paid off. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton also congratulated the Italian team and accepted that P3 was probably the best result Mercedes could have got this weekend.

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