New year, old dominance in Formula 1. Max Verstappen won the first Grand Prix of 2023 this Sunday, dominating the race in Bahrain from start to finish and finishing 12 seconds ahead of his teammate, the Mexican Sergio Pérez.
Despite Red Bull’s one-two, the one who celebrated the most after the 57 laps of the race held in Sakhir was Fernando Alonso: the Spanish Aston Martin driver finished in third place and secured the 99th podium of his career.
In the scoring places, there were still Sainz (4th), Hamilton (5th), Strool (6th), Russel (7th), Bottas (8th), Gasly (9th) and Albon ( 10th).
The Formula 1 “circus” returns in two weeks, with the Saudi Arabian GP.