The Bahrain Grand Prix was held on Sunday, March 5 at the Sahkir International Circuit. The drivers and teams met to compete in the first race of the season, which will last until November. Dramas, duels and withdrawals, the race had some surprises in store for us.
The Bahrain Grand Prix, held on Sunday, lived up to all its promises. Red Bull Racing, the favorite team for the new 2023 Formula 1 season, scored its first victory with a one-two finish. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, who started first and second respectively in qualifying, finished in the same positions. Red Bull was the undisputed leader this weekend, taking the lead in both the drivers’ and constructors’ standings.
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On the other hand, the Ferrari team, which was also highly anticipated, disappointed and scored few points. The Monegasque Charles Leclerc held third position until lap 40, before encountering a technical problem and being forced to withdraw from the race. Inheriting his place, his teammate Carlos Sainz could not resist the attacks of Fernando Alonso, who was in great shape. For their part, Mercedes, who were announced to be below their rivals Red Bull and Ferrari, posted a rather satisfactory result. Faced with Ferrari and Aston Martin cars in good form, the German team climbed to third place in the constructors’ championship, with Lewis Hamilton in fifth place and George Russell in seventh.
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