The five lights have gone out at the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the first racing action of 2022 getting under way beneath the Bahrain International Circuit’s floodlights.

    It was a textbook start from polesitter Charles Leclerc, who swept across the front of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull to hold the lead through Turn 1 – as behind, Valtteri Bottas dropped from his superb P6 starting slot to P14, as Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen moved past the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez.

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