F1: Sergio Perez Wins Saudi Arabian GP with Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso on Podium

Last Updated: March 20, 2023, 00:19 IST

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez won Saudi Arabia Grand Prix (AP)

Sergio Perez won the Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix as Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen finished second and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso in third

Red Bull dominated the second Formula One Grand Prix of the season in Jeddah on Sunday as Sergio Perez, who started from pole position, won, while team-mate Max Verstappen charged through the field from 15th to finish second.

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso, who started on the front row but was hit with a five-second penalty during the race, finished a distant third in his Aston Martin. He was closely followed by the Mercedes pair George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen, who was halted by mechanical problems in qualifying, held on to the championship lead by picking up an extra point for driving the fastest circuit of the race in his 50th and last lap around Jeddah’s floodlit Corniche circuit and retains the Formula One championship lead by a single point.

The result in Jeddah was Red Bull’s second one-two in as many races this season but a reverse of the March 5 opener in Bahrain won by Verstappen.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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