Leclerc wins Bahrain opener in Ferrari one-two

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Formula One F1 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - March 20, 2022 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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MANAMA, March 20 (Reuters) - Charles Leclerc won Formula One's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix in a Ferrari one-two finish with team mate Carlos Sainz on Sunday.

Mercedes's seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton took a surprise third place after a nightmare for Red Bull and reigning champion Max Verstappen who failed to score.

Ferrari's last win before Sunday was with Sebastian Vettel in Singapore in September 2019.

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Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Clare Fallon

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