WATCH: The first race of the 2022 season gets under way as the five lights go out in Bahrain


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.

LIVE COVERAGE: Follow all the action from the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix

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