Bahrain GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures

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The first race weekend of the year kicked off today at Sakhir. Although media duties now take place on Friday, there's still a fair amount of groundwork to cover for teams and drivers at the track on Thursday.

Check out our pictures from the day's buildup to the Bahrain GP, round 1 of the 2022 F1 World Championship.