Post Race Analysis – Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 

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The Bahrain Grand Prix took place in Bahrain on Sunday, March 20th, and the racing results astounded the fans.

The new rules, which were implemented this year in order to close the field and make overtaking easier, have undoubtedly shuffled the pack, with Mercedes and McLaren suffering the most losses and Ferrari and Haas gaining the most.

Unofficial top 10 finish

PositionTeamRacer
1stFerrariCharles Leclerc
2ndFerrariCarlos Sainz Jr
3rdMercedesLewis Hamilton
4thMercedesGeorge Russell
5thHaasKevin Magnussen
6thAlfa RomeoValtteri Bottas
7thAlpineEsteban Ocon
8thAlphaTauriYuki Tsunoda
9thAlpineFernando Alonso

10th
Alfa RomeoZhou Guanyu

George Russell finished 4th for Mercedes ahead of Kevin Magnussen’s Haas and Valtteri Bottas’ Alfa Romeo, the Finn putting in a great performance after a poor start dropped him all the way down the field from 6th on the grid.

Red Bull was the only one who didn’t get any. Yes, you read that correctly.

‘Early indications imply a problem with the fuel systems in both Verstappen’s and Perez’s cars’,  Red Bull CEO Christian Horner.

Leclerc f1: First Podium for the Monacan Racer ft Ferrari

Charles Leclerc won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, giving Ferrari a one-two finish. After a fight with defending world champion Max Verstappen, Leclerc started on pole and appeared to be cruising to victory.

He said: “We focused on short runs so far in the weekend in preparation for qualifying and did a lot of high fuel laps during testing, so we have gotten to know the car in different situations and it feels good’’

Mercedes lucky enough to have a spot on f1 Podium in Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, 3rd

The 7 time Formula 1 champion, finished unexpectedly 3rd as the race ended under a yellow flag. According to Lewis Hamilton there is more is to come from Mercedes with upgrades on the way after he snatches third place at the Bahrain GP following ‘unfortunate’ Red Bull implosion

He said : ‘This is the best result we could have got’

George Russell, 9th

Mercdes, George Russell attained 9th position with a time lap of 1:32.216. Giving Mercedes a score of 27 points they couldn’t have imagined in the midst of the race.

Everything went right for Haas after Kevin Magnussen Homecoming

Kevin Magnussen’s fantastic comeback to Formula 1 continued with a remarkable 5th place finish in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, just 11 days after being announced as Nikita Mazepin‘s replacement at the team.
He said: “I enjoyed it a lot,” said Magnussen. “It’s so good to be back in this position.

What went wrong with Oracle Red Bull in Bahrain Grand Prix ?

Oracle Redbull Racing driver Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez retired.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen’s title defense turned into a nightmare on Sunday after the Red Bull driver retired near the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix, giving Ferrari a 1-2 finish.


He said: “We already lost a lot of points again in one race weekend, so that’s just really not good, but of course I know that with one retirement it’s not over, but I would have preferred to have 18 points’’

The racer had brake, steering and fuel problems in Bahrain GP.

Moreover, Tsunoda’s teammate Pierre Gasly started from 4th position but retired.

MacLaren’s Daniel Ricarddo & Lando Norris in Bahrain Grand Prix

McLaren’s nightmare in Bahrain extended when the Australian F1 star finished 14th, while teammate Lando Norris ended 15th, not encouraging signs for a team looking to improve on its 4th place result in the constructors championship last season.

Safety car’s arrival for Alpha Taurris’s Pierre Gasly

After an incident on lap 45, Pierre Gasly’s car caught fire with 11 laps remaining. Gasly was fortunate in that he was able to exit the vehicle and flee before it caught fire.

Next Race!

It’s not over yet. On March 26, Formula 1 will visit the Corniche Circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia constructed by Carsten Tilke, the son of famed F1 track designer Hermann Tilke. The race will be fun at the 27-turn, 3.836-mile circuit!