Lewis Hamilton managed to claim the win in Bahrain after a intense battle with Max Verstappen which ended in Max having to give the position to Hamilton.
The season opening race began with Perez stopping his car on track during the formation lap which resulted in him staring in the pit-lane and added an extra formation lap.
Max Verstappen got an excellent start from the line with Hamilton tucking in behind in second with Bottas and Leclerc battling behind for third. Mazepin’s F1 debut ended quickly with him spinning off track and colliding with the barrier during lap 1, which resulted in a safety car.
Norris managed to overtake Gasly during lap 4 up into fifth. Mick Schumacher also took a spin during lap 4. Gasly collided with the back of Daniel Ricciardo which resulted in a loss of his front wing.
Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc were wheel to wheel battling for fourth during lap 8 with Norris successfully managing to seize fourth during lap 9.
Hamilton pitted for hard tyres during lap 14 due to the team not having enough sets of mediums. However Verstappen also pitted during lap 18 which allowed Hamilton to take the lead of the race.
Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel all battled for 8th with Sainz coming out on top. Yuki Tsunoda also managed to demonstrate an impressive overtake against Fernando Alonso during his F1 debut in lap 21.
Hamilton pitted once again during lap 29, allowing Verstappen to regain the lead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen went side by side with George Russell during lap 36 as Kimi managed to pass the Williams going into turn 4.
Verstappen exits the pit-lane during lap 40 after a 1.9s stop, just as Hamilton crosses the line and continues to lead the race.
Esteban Ocon was ahead in the braking zone with Sebastian Vettel behind him during lap 44, as Vettel locks up and clips the back of the Alpine sending it spinning.
The countdown battle began during lap 51, when Hamilton locks up at turn 10 and goes wide; closing the gap between himself and Verstappen even closer!
Verstappen managed to pass Hamilton during lap 53 by the time they reach the corner, Verstappen is about a third of a car in front. By the exit of the corner, Verstappen managed to pass Hamilton. However, Verstappen had to give the position back because it was claimed that the position was taken off the racetrack.
With +0.745 seconds between them, Hamilton claimed victory at Bahrain with Verstappen taking second and Bottas claiming third.