Lakerk, 24, won the Bahrain International Circuit with a dominant drive from the pool

Laker said. "We knew it was going to be a great opportunity for the team

Leclerc took the flag after a consummate display

Verstappen looked to challenge Leclerc for the lead

The two competed fiercely, changing the lead to 17-19.

After a dramatic battle, Hamilton and George Russell finished third and fourth for Mercedes.

George Russell crossed the line at number four due to engine failure

Voltaire Bottas was sixth for Alfa Romeo, Esteban O'Connor and Fernando Alonso were seventh.