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.