Leclerc claims pole for Bahrain GP as Hamilton and Mercedes struggle

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  • Ferrari enjoy supremacy as Sainz takes third behind Verstappen
  • Hamilton back in fifth with Mercedes teammate Russell ninth

Formula One had been optimistic for a reinvigorated fight at the front in its new era of cars and on the form of qualifying for the season-opener in Bahrain, they can be satisfied their plans have delivered the goods in this opening foray.

With Charles Leclerc and Ferrari claiming a thrilling pole position in front of reigning champion Max Verstappen, qualifying heralded a potential dog fight this season between three manufacturers at the front of the field.

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Written by Giles Richards at the Sakhir Circuit
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