F1 Standings Saudi GP

The Saudi Arabia GP was a historic race that reinforced the F1 circus regular visited the Middle East and the impact the region has on the f1 standings. The race was held at the Riyadh Street Circuit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 19th, 2023.

The race was the second round of the 2023 F1 World Championship. In this blog post, we will summarize the results of the race, the drivers’ performances, and the f1 standings Saudi Arabia.

2023 Saudi Arabia GP – 17th to 19th March 2023

2023 F1 Results Season - Saudi Arabian f1 2023

Max Verstappen drove a solid race with a 2nd place finish behind Sergio Perez after he started in 15th position. Sergio drove a magnificently solid race and Max simply couldn’t catch up.

Having said that Max was imperious as he overtook the slower cars from 15th place. The slower cars are of course the entire pack other than Red Bull. In an unsporting move, Max stole the fastest lap from Sergio Perez in the last lap – even though the team had advised Sergio that it was not up for grabs.

Sergio was understandably unhappy.

The surprise of the 2023 F1 Standingsn is the Aston Martin in the hands of Fernando Alonso. He has been in the podium in each of the first three races.

The FIA did not cover themselves in glory after they tried to penalize Fernado Alonso for being out of position on the grid. The penalty was only announced in the penultimate laps.

In a comedy of errors the third place was given to George Russel after Fernando had accepted it on the podium. It was then taken back from George and re-awarded to Fernando.

Talking about Mercedes, they seem to be having a reversal of their fortunes and appear to be a little quicker than they were in the first race.

Lewis Hamilton is still complaining that he doesn’t feel connected to the car. George and Lewis managed to finish the race in 4th and 5th place respectively.

I wonder what is going on in Oscar Piastre‘s mind. He walked away from Alpine to McLaren and the Mclaren is proving to be a great disappointment. The two Mclaren drivers (Piastri and Norris) only managed 15th and 17th places respectively.

The team Oscar left (Alpine) achieved 8th and 9th respectively.

The Final Saudi Arabia GP Race Results Are Listed Below

1Sergio PerezRed Bull501:21:14.89425
2Max VerstappenRed Bull50+5.355s19
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin50+20.728s15
4George RussellMercedes50+25.866s12
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes50+31.065s10
6Carlos SainzFerrari50+35.876s8
7Charles LeclercFerrari50+43.162s6
8Esteban OconAlpine50+52.832s4
9Pierre GaslyAlpine50+54.747s2
10Kevin MagnussenHaas50+64.826s1
11Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri50+67.494s0
12Nico HulkenbergHaas50+70.588s0
13Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo50+76.060s0
14Nyck De VriesAlphatauri50+77.478s0
15Oscar PiastriMcLaren50+85.021s0
16Logan SargeantWilliams50+86.293s0
17Lando NorrisMcLaren50+86.445s0
18Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo49+1 lap0
NCAlexander AlbonWilliams27DNF0
NCLance StrollAston Martin16DNF0

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By Jonny Noble

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