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Leclerc wins Bahrain GP and F1 results today

Good day everybody and welcome alongside to our stay weblog for the primary Formulation 1 race of the 2022 season, which is the Bahrain Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc has put his Ferrari on pole place for this Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix race, however Max Verstappen is simply behind him so we’ll see if the pole sitter can maintain off the reigning world champion. On this stay weblog, we’ll have all of the pre-race updates after which lap-by-lap experiences too.

Contents
  1. F1 LIVE Race Protection – Reside Textual content Commentary from the Bahrain Grand Prix
  2. 17:00 GMT: Let’s do all of it once more subsequent week
  3. 18:55 GMT: F1 2022 Drivers’ Championship
  4. 16:50 GMT: Leclerc Driver of the Day
  5. 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix High 10
  6. CHARLES LECLERC WINS THE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX
  7. Lap 57: Perez spins!
  8. Lap 56: Verstappen is out!
  9. Lap 55: Sainz take second place!
  10. Lap 53: Verstappen susceptible to Sainz
  11. Lap 51: Again racing, Leclerc holds off Verstappen!
  12. Lap 50: Security automotive nonetheless out
  13. Lap 48: Verstappen with an issue
  14. Lap 46: Gasly on hearth, security automotive!
  15. Lap 45: Sainz responds by pitting
  16. Lap 44: Verstappen and Perez pit!
  17. Lap 43: A dismal day for McLaren
  18. Lap 38: Leclerc extending lead
  19. Lap 34: Sainz and Perez pit
  20. Lap 33: Indignant Verstappen
  21. Lap 32: Leclerc pits and stays forward of Verstappen
  22. Lap 31: Verstappen pits
  23. Lap 28: Hamilton pits
  24. Lap 24: Perez closing in on Sainz
  25. Lap 19: Verstappen takes the lead, however Leclerc is again in first!
  26. Lap 18: It is occurred once more!
  27. Lap 17: Verstappen passes Leclerc, however Leclerc fights again to retain the lead
  28. Lap 16: Leclerc pits and JUST retains the lead
  29. Lap 15: Verstappen and Sainz pit!
  30. Lap 12: Hamilton pits
  31. Lap 10: Perez overtakes Hamilton
  32. Lap 6: Ocon will get a penalty
  33. Lap 4: Perez will get again previous Magnussen
  34. Lap 1: Leclerc retains the lead
  35. 15:00 GMT: Beginning tyre selections revealed
  36. 14:55 GMT: Pressure constructing in Sakhir
  37. 14:50 GMT: Russell seeking to maximise outcome
  38. 14:45 GMT: Hamilton faces a giant problem
  39. 14:35 GMT: Verstappen favorite for the race?
  40. 14:15 GMT: Two-stop race?
  41. 14:00 GMT: One hour till lights out
  42. 13:30 GMT: A lap of the circuit within the F1 truck
  43. 13:00 GMT: Bottas needs to battle his former staff
  44. 12:30 GMT: Which groups are higher and that are worse?
  45. 12:05 GMT: A reminder of the Bahrain GP beginning grid
  46. 11:45 GMT: What time does the Bahrain Grand Prix race begin?

F1 LIVE Race Protection – Reside Textual content Commentary from the Bahrain Grand Prix

That is the very starting of our F1 Bahrain Grand Prix stay weblog, with all our updates from this F1 race following under. As at all times, those nearest the highest are the newest.

17:00 GMT: Let’s do all of it once more subsequent week

That was a superb technique to begin a brand new period of F1. Ferrari are nicely and actually again and we may have a six-car struggle all season if Mercedes discover some type too. Crimson Bull will probably be seeking to hit again this time subsequent week in Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian GP. Till then, get pleasure from the remainder of your weekend.

18:55 GMT: F1 2022 Drivers’ Championship

    Charles Leclerc – 26 PointsCarlos Sainz – 18 PointsLewis Hamilton – 15 PointsGeorge Russell – 12 PointsKevin Magnussen – 10 PointsValtteri Bottas – 8 PointsEsteban Ocon – 6 PointsYuki Tsunoda – 4 PointsFernando Alonso – 2 PointsGuanyu Zhou – 1 Level

16:50 GMT: Leclerc Driver of the Day

No shock to see Charles Leclerc is voted Driver of the Day by F1 followers. Leclerc began from pole place and brilliantly held off three massive assaults from Verstappen to carry onto the lead, earlier than managing his tyres completely to take his first win because the 2019 Italian GP.

2022 Bahrain Grand Prix High 10

    Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)George Russell (Mercedes)Kevin Magnussen (Haas)Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)Esteban Ocon (Alpine)Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)Fernando Alonso (Alpine)Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo)

CHARLES LECLERC WINS THE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

What a technique to begin the 2022 F1 season, as Ferrari take a 1-2 with Charles Leclerc brilliantly taking victory from Carlos Sainz. Lewis Hamilton finishes third after Sergio Perez spun on the final lap, while Max Verstappen failed to complete the race. Unimaginable!

Lap 57: Perez spins!

Sergio Perez’s engine cuts out on the final lap of the race, so he spins and involves a halt at Flip 1. Lewis Hamilton is now in third, with George Russell in fourth and Kevin Magnussen in fifth.

Lap 56: Verstappen is out!

Max Verstappen is out of the Bahrain GP. He slows down going into the ultimate nook and has pulled into the pit lane. Catastrophe for the world champion who will rating no factors at this time. In the meantime, Hamilton is on Perez’s tail for the final spot on the rostrum.

Lap 55: Sainz take second place!

It is a Ferrari 1-2 in Bahrain! Verstappen’s points are usually not going away. Dreamland for the Tifosi

Lap 53: Verstappen susceptible to Sainz

Carlos Sainz is far nearer to Max Verstappen, than the Dutchman is to Charles Leclerc. Sainz can have DRS on this lap, and he is able to pounce if Verstappen makes a mistake.

Lap 51: Again racing, Leclerc holds off Verstappen!

Verstappen knew he had an ideal likelihood to overhaul Leclerc, so he positioned his automotive alongside the Ferrari driver going into the final nook. It did not repay so Verstappen is pressured to carry Sainz again as an alternative. The highest eight keep as they’re.

Lap 50: Security automotive nonetheless out

While we’ve a second, the highest 10 is at the moment: Leclerc, Verstappen, Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Russell, Magnussen, Bottas, Ocon, Schumacher. Maintain your breath, as a result of this race restart may produce fireworks.

Lap 48: Verstappen with an issue

Max Verstappen has been very vocal since his pit cease, hinting that he has an influence steering drawback.

“I virtually cannot steer,” says Verstappen on the staff radio.

Crimson Bull are retaining him calm and there is no signal that the difficulty is terminal in keeping with the staff. The security automotive remains to be out.

Lap 46: Gasly on hearth, security automotive!

Pierre Gasly has pulled over at Flip 3 with a smoking automotive which has trigged a security automotive. Leclerc takes benefit of the scenario by pitting for the Softs and retains the lead from Verstappen. Russell additionally pits, so the highest six drivers are all on the Smooth tyres.

Lap 45: Sainz responds by pitting

Sainz pits a lap after the Crimson Bulls to cowl Perez, and comes out forward of the Mexican by two seconds. Lewis Hamilton additionally pits and is out behind teammate George Russell. It seems to be like Leclerc isn’t going to pit.

Lap 44: Verstappen and Perez pit!

Crimson Bull have gone for it by pitting Verstappen. He is out behind Sainz in third and is 10 seconds behind the Spaniard, with a 28-second deficit to race chief Leclerc. Verstappen is on the Softs, as is Perez.

Lap 43: A dismal day for McLaren

While Leclerc leads Verstappen by 5 seconds, McLaren have had a really poor weekend in Bahrain with Lando Norris at the moment in final. It is a distinction to 2021 when he was threatening the highest runners.

Lap 38: Leclerc extending lead

It is wanting excellent for Charles Leclerc, as he builds the hole to over 4 seconds to Max Verstappen. Carlos Sainz has a scary second with Alex Albon, who almost hits the Ferrari driver when popping out of the pits. Kevin Magnussen goes alongside properly in seventh.

Lap 34: Sainz and Perez pit

The highest two drivers pit, with Sainz now on the Mediums and Perez on the Softs. Leclerc is again within the lead, with Verstappen two seconds behind. It is all going to be concerning the closing pit cease.

Lap 33: Indignant Verstappen

Verstappen thinks he may have taken the lead, had he pushed onerous on his out lap.

“That is now two instances that I’ve taken it simple on the out laps once I may have simply taken the lead,” Verstappen says on the staff radio.

“I am by no means ever doing it once more.”

Lap 32: Leclerc pits and stays forward of Verstappen

Race chief Leclerc additionally pits for the Medium compound and is again out in third place, crucially one second forward of Verstappen. Sainz takes the lead, with Perez in second who may be on a two-stopper. Fascinating.

Lap 31: Verstappen pits

Verstappen pits for the Medium tyres. He is pushing onerous on his out lap to attempt to undercut Leclerc who will inevitably pit subsequent time spherical.

Lap 28: Hamilton pits

Remarkably, Hamilton has pitted for a second time regardless of being on the Laborious tyres. He is now on the Mediums at half race distance, so it seems to be like the vast majority of the sphere could possibly be on a three-stop race. Leclerc’s lead over Verstappen is as much as 3.6 seconds.

Lap 24: Perez closing in on Sainz

In the meantime, there’s one other Ferrari and Crimson Bull battle brewing for third place as a result of Sergio Perez is simply 2.4 seconds behind Carlos Sainz, who’s asking to contemplate a three-stop race. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are quietly going alongside in fifth and sixth on the Laborious tyres.

Lap 19: Verstappen takes the lead, however Leclerc is again in first!

You aren’t studying this incorrectly. For a 3rd consecutive lap, Verstappen sends it up the within of Leclerc at Flip 1 and takes this lead. However, the Dutchman locks up so Leclerc geese beneath to take first spot again with no menace on the run as much as Flip 4. That is improbable.

Lap 18: It is occurred once more!

The very same overtaking strikes happen a lap later, besides Verstappen tries to hold his automotive across the outdoors of Leclerc at Flip 4. He cannot pull off the transfer although so Leclerc takes the lead again for a second time.

Lap 17: Verstappen passes Leclerc, however Leclerc fights again to retain the lead

The struggle is on as Verstappen takes the lead with an ideal transfer into Flip 1, just for Leclerc to get him again at Flip 4. Nice racing.

Lap 16: Leclerc pits and JUST retains the lead

Leclerc makes his pit cease and comes out a number of automotive lengths forward of Verstappen. He’s additionally on one other set of Smooth tyres, with Sergio Perez now on the Mediums.

Lap 15: Verstappen and Sainz pit!

Max Verstappen pits from second place for the Mediums, together with Carlos Sainz who’s on one other set of Smooth tyres. Certainly Charles Leclerc will reply quickly. In the meantime, Sergio Perez is informed to go to “Plan B”.

Lap 12: Hamilton pits

Hamilton makes the primary pit cease of the race from fifth. He comes out in thirteenth on the Laborious tyres after being overtaken by Zhou at Flip 1, as he struggles for tyre temperature. Fernando Alonso pits too.

Lap 10: Perez overtakes Hamilton

Sergio Perez is again to the place he began as he will get across the outdoors of Lewis Hamilton at Flip 4. Mercedes’ lack of tempo in comparison with the Crimson Bull is already very evident. Alex Albon has misplaced two locations to the Alfa Romeo pair of Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou, leaving the Williams driver in 14th. Leclerc is 2.9 seconds forward of Verstappen.

Lap 6: Ocon will get a penalty

Esteban Ocon is given a five-second time penalty, which he’ll serve at his first pit cease, for hitting Mick Schumacher on the opening lap. The pair collided at Flip 6, as Ocon tapped Schumacher right into a spin.

Lap 4: Perez will get again previous Magnussen

A lockup from Kevin Magnussen into Flip 1 offers a possibility for Sergio Perez to overhaul the Haas driver, which he fantastically does on the exit of Flip 4. Valtteri Bottas has had a poor begin to the race, dropping from sixth to 14th within the Alfa Romeo. Leclerc leads Verstappen by one second on the entrance.

Lap 1: Leclerc retains the lead

We’re racing in 2022 and Leclerc has managed to carry Verstappen off on the opening lap. Perez is the large loser from the highest 10, as Hamilton and Magnussen overtake the Mexican by Turns 3 and 4. Alex Albon is as much as eleventh.

15:00 GMT: Beginning tyre selections revealed

The drivers are on their formation lap and we will see Crimson Bull and Ferrari have gone the identical approach with their beginning tyre alternative. Everyone seems to be on the Smooth tyres other than the McLaren drivers of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.

14:55 GMT: Pressure constructing in Sakhir

Simply 5 minutes till the formation lap is underway because the nerves proceed to construct. The drivers could possibly be a little bit race rusty which ought to make for an thrilling opening lap. Fernando Alonso, who begins from eighth, could possibly be a driver on the transfer early on, if he will get considered one of his common quick begins.

14:50 GMT: Russell seeking to maximise outcome

“We have a little bit of floor to make up for certain, but it surely’s a kind of we all know we’re not the place we wish to be and we’re attempting a number of issues to attempt to compensate for that,” George Russell informed Sky Sports activities. “Yesterday it did not work out however I’ve obtained little question we will make up for misplaced floor and see what we will do, however in the end we’re a step behind Ferrari and Crimson Bull. Morale is sweet to be trustworthy. We all know we have a difficulty. It might have been worse if we had been this tempo and we did not know what the issue was. We clearly know what the issue is and that offers us hope we will remedy it.”

14:45 GMT: Hamilton faces a giant problem

Mercedes are clearly missing uncooked tempo in comparison with Ferrari and Crimson Bull, so Lewis Hamilton could possibly be in no man’s land. He begins from fifth, while teammate George Russell will start the race from ninth. It is doable the Silver Arrows will probably be preventing with Alfa Romeo and Haas for a lot of the Bahrain GP.

14:35 GMT: Verstappen favorite for the race?

Regardless of Charles Leclerc being on pole place, Friday follow prompt second-place driver Max Verstappen would be the driver to beat as a result of his long term tempo was very spectacular. Crimson Bull have not received the Bahrain GP since 2013, earlier than F1’s turbo-hybrid period even started. That would change in a few hours.

14:15 GMT: Two-stop race?

The Bahrain Worldwide Circuit is among the hardest tracks of the 12 months on tyres, which is able to push a lot of the drivers to a two-stop race. Whether or not the Laborious, Medium or Smooth tyres will probably be optimum at this time is anybody’s guess as a result of no person has used the brand new 18-inch Pirelli rubber in race situations.

14:00 GMT: One hour till lights out

The primary race of the 2022 F1 season is simply 60 minutes away, with anticipation constructing forward of the season-opener. There are many unknowns with the brand new automobiles, so the Grand Prix could possibly be a race of attrition. Tyres will probably be a giant speaking level too, because the situations proceed to chill down in Sakhir.

13:30 GMT: A lap of the circuit within the F1 truck

The drivers are giving their closing pre-race interviews from the F1 truck because it completes a lap of the circuit, with the followers who’re right here early watching and listening on.

Leclerc wins Bahrain GP and F1 results today

13:00 GMT: Bottas needs to battle his former staff

He is in a brand new automotive, however Valtteri Bottas remains to be close to the entrance and is beginning in sixth, simply behind former teammate Lewis Hamilton. “Possibly we will battle with Mercedes, that could possibly be enjoyable,” the Finn stated forward of the race.

12:30 GMT: Which groups are higher and that are worse?

F1 have put collectively an attention-grabbing graphic that exhibits how groups have improved or gotten worse in comparison with final 12 months’s Bahrain Grand Prix, which additionally began the season. They’ve proven every staff’s highest beginning place from then and now, highlighting the progress made by Ferrari, Haas and Alfa Romeo. They’re the three groups utilizing a Ferrari engine.

Leclerc wins Bahrain GP and F1 results today

12:05 GMT: A reminder of the Bahrain GP beginning grid

As we get this Bahrain Grand Prix stay weblog up and operating, let’s have a reminder of the complete beginning grid order for this Sunday’s race, with that order as follows:

    Charles Leclerc Max Verstappen Carlos Sainz Sergio Perez Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Kevin Magnussen Fernando Alonso George Russell Pierre Gasly Esteban Ocon Mick Schumacher Lando Norris Alexander Albon Zhou Guanyu Yuki Tsunoda Nico Hulkenberg Daniel Ricciardo Lance Stroll Nicholas Latifi

11:45 GMT: What time does the Bahrain Grand Prix race begin?

Sunday’s race will get going similtaneously qualifying did on Saturday. Which means a 18:00 native time begin, which is 16:00 CET in western Europe or 15:00 GMT in the UK. Within the USA, the beginning time is 11:00 ET or 08:00 PT.

Leclerc wins Bahrain GP and F1 results today

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