Defending Method 1 champion Max Verstappen had a nightmarish begin to the 2022 season Sunday when he was unable to complete the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Verstappen, 24, was in second with only a few laps left and trying to trace down the chief, Charles Leclerc. However Verstappen misplaced energy with three laps remaining and was handed by a number of vehicles earlier than rolling to a pit cease and ending his race. His Pink Bull teammate Sergio Pérez took over second place, however handled issues of his personal and ultimately spun out within the first flip of the ultimate lap of the race.

The disastrous finish for the Pink Bull drivers was a lift for seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who climbed from fifth place to 3rd within the remaining laps to get an important podium end. 

Leclerc, 24, earned his first F1 victory since successful back-to-back races in September 2019. His Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. completed second.

Throughout his championship successful season final 12 months, Verstappen end high two in 18 of the 22 races, together with the final eight.

By 24H

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