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Ferrari's Leclerc wins season-opening F1 Bahrain Grand Prix

Baku, March 21, AZERTAC

Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc won the season-opening Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Italy's Scuderia Ferrari made a flying start to the 2022 season as 24-year-old Leclerc, starting on the pole position, saw the chequered flag first at Sakhir's Bahrain International Circuit, while his Spanish teammate Carlos Sainz came second.

Leclerc won the Bahrain GP with a time of one hour, 37 minutes, and 33.5 seconds.

Sainz completed the race in the second position as he was 5.5 seconds behind Leclerc.

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton came third in Bahrain to make the podium.

It is Leclerc's third Grand Prix win in his career.

Thanks to Leclerc and Sainz's performances, Ferrari are leading the 2022 Constructor Standings with 44 points.

Mercedes are in the second position, having 27 points after the Bahrain GP.

Haas collected 10 points to come third in this season's Constructor Standings.

The next round, the 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will be run at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on March 27.

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