“Ferrari Is Back” – Charles Leclerc Wins Bahrain Grand Prix As Lewis Hamilton Makes Podium But Max Verstappen Fails To Finish 

Charles Leclerc won the Bahrain Grand Prix and Carlos Sainz completed a sensational one-two for Ferrari as defending champion Max Verstappen failed to finish the season-opening race of the Formula One season.

Verstappen suffered a technical issue with just three laps of the race remaining and Red Bull’s problems were compounded as Sergio Perez also failed to finish the final lap, leaving Lewis Hamilton to complete the podium.

Ferrari had not won a race in Formula One since the 2019 season but the Italian team looked to have made the biggest jump in terms of performance after displaying impressive pace in pre-season, and Leclerc converted from pole position to confirm that the Scuderia are set to be contenders once again this campaign.

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“So happy,” Leclerc said. “The last two years have been incredible difficult for the team. We’ve started in the best way possible way. Thank you to the guys who have supported us. It’s great to be back at the top.”

“Ferrari is back, and it’s properly back with a one-two,” Sainz added. “The hard work is paying off and we are there.”

After an off-season which brought a significant overhaul to F1’s rules and regulations, designed to increase overtaking opportunities and make the racing more competitive, Leclerc and Verstappen’s thrilling duel earlier in the race offered a glimpse that the changes had been successful.

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