Ferrari’s Leclerc wins Bahrain GP as Hamilton finishes third: F1 – as it happened

Sun 20 Mar 2022 17.20 GMT

First published on Sun 20 Mar 2022 14.00 GMT. Lap 46/57: Leclerc uses the opportunity to pit under safety car conditions. Lap 46/57: We have a virtual safety car because Gasly’s car has overheated. Lap 45/57: Ferrari call Sainz into the pits but leave Leclerc out. Lap 35/57: “You are free to push now, Max, free to push,” Verstappen is told by the team he has just berated. Lap 33/57: He does, and emerges in front of the Red Bull car – but only just. Lap 32/57: Verstappen pits from second to change to mediums, and Leclerc looks all set to do the very same. Lap 30/57: They’re fanning out at the front: Leclerc 4.1secs ahead of Verstappen, who is 6.7secs ahead of Sainz.

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