The 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix was held at Bahrain International Circuit and won by Max Verstappen

2023 Bahrain Grand Prix race result

2023 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen has won the Bahrain Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.

Position Number Driver Team Car
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull RB19
2 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull RB19
3 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
4 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari SF-23
5 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W14
6 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
7 63 George Russell Mercedes W14
8 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
9 10 Pierre Gasly Alpine-Renault A523
10 23 Alexander Albon Williams-Mercedes FW45
11 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT04
12 2 Logan Sargeant Williams-Mercedes FW45
13 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari VF-23
14 21 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT04
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg Haas-Ferrari VF-23
16 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
17 4 Lando Norris McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
DNF 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine-Renault A523
DNF 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari SF-23
DNF 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren-Mercedes MCL60

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21 comments on “2023 Bahrain Grand Prix race result”

  1. Zzzz…

  2. A Red Bull 1-2 as expected & a deserved DOTD honor to Alonso.
    A decent start for Williams, but what a race for Ocon & Norris.
    Leclerc’s chances (if he has any) already got a blow.
    Good drive by Stroll considering his situation.

    1. Leclerc’s chances (if he has any)

      I don’t think we need to concern ourselves much with the chances of any of the drivers not named Max Verstappen this year.

      1. Andy Bosisto
        6th March 2023, 13:23

        Red Bull are dominating at the moment. It’s happened in F1 history. Teams dominate for a time Maclaren,Williams,Mercedes,Red Bull currently. Ferrari dominated for many years they will again in the future. It’s part of the enjoyment of the sport. It’s nice to see the drivers that have dominated in there teams in the past suffer just like the lower teams. It’s the F1 circus at its best.

  3. Well he’s back. Alonso’s 3rd means he is back.

    This must be so embarrassing for Mercedes, as Austin Martin’s Mercedes-powered car bests them.

    This proves Mercedes’s woes are all aero and not just the power unit.

    I guess Alonso hasn’t read the script, where Redbull and the old dogs Ferrari were suppose to be dueling it out for that top honors.

    1. Aston, not Austin. Just a FYI :)

    2. Let’s wait and see what happens in Jeddah. I expect that Aston will be behind Mercedes and Ferrari. In Australia, Alonso might have another chance.

      1. Yeah right, one Swallow doesn’t make a season.

  4. Without the team-tag early, putting Alonso beind both Mercs, I think he may have worried the bulls over second place.

    1. Very Good point. Imagine what might have been.

      That said, Redbull probably has another gear if they need it.

  5. Red Bull dominant as expected, the rest various shades of bad. No chance of making it close. Pérez was snoozing to a 2nd place in a way that only happened twice last season (Imola and Belgium).

    Speaking of drivers, for most of the race the difference between Leclerc and Sainz was basically the same as that between Red Bull and Ferrari. Painful.

  6. As expected, AM taking away points from any team even hoping to form a challenge to RBR… Let’s just hope the fight for second (team) will be epic then… :-S

    1. To be fair: AM have every right to. They have built a car that has decent race pace and by being kind to their tires are making the difference to Mercedes and Ferrari at the moment (analysis based on 1 GP)

      It would be great if there was a challenge for the top spot instead of second spot… I just don’t feel AM can keep this up throughout the season

    2. I don’t see anyone but Mercedes providing a challenge, pace-wise, to RB this year (unlikely anyone can challenge them for the title, barring a miracle development step from someone).

      Aston Martin – great job over the winter, to come from nowhere. A bit reminiscent of Brawn in 2009, but to a lesser extent. Resulted in slightly better pace than the Merc and better race pace than one of the Ferraris, in the first race. Maybe they can keep up their development pace compared to the big teams, but the probability suggests not.

      Ferrari – should be the closest challenges to RB on a consistent basis, but their in-season development track-record is poor and there’s no reason to think it will be particularly different this year. They constantly disappoint in that regard, even if they have a good winter. Even if the latest leadership change can solve the problem, it’s likely to take multiple seasons.

      Mercedes – a poor winter after claiming they understood their problems last year, but their in-season development is probably the best in the field. If they’re talking about changing their concept, its likely because they’ve been working on it for a while. I would still expect them to be closest to RB by the middle of the season, though still nowhere close enough to mount a serious title challenge.

  7. When was the last time a team won 1-2 first race by 40ish seconds and they did not win WCC and WDC?

    1. This year will be as boring as 2015, 2019 and 2020 in terms of wdc / wcc

    2. The best non-BRM in Monaco 1964 was 3 laps down, although that was because Jim Clark of Lotus and Dan Gurney of Brabham both retired while ahead of the BRMs of Graham Hill and Richie Ginther.

      Then Ligier dominated in 1979 but Depailler wasn’t second, Williams in 1981 after they had got past the Arrows of Riccardo Patrese, and Renault in 1982 despite Prost’s pitstop and late problems for Arnoux costing him second, none of which won the WDC although Williams won the WCC in 1981.

      The best hope from history we have is probably the 1998 season where Hakkinen and Coulthard lapped the field in Australia, but Ferrari got closer over the course of the season and Michael Schumacher took the title to the final round.

      1. MarlboroMan
        5th March 2023, 19:02

        Yes, but in that last case, Ferrari had Michael Schumacher, Ross Brawn, Jean Todt and Rory Byrne, not this bunch of jokers…

  8. Majority of the race was a snoozefest with no one challenging Max or Perez towards the end of the race but I am super happy for Alonso and the move on Lewis was pretty breathtaking.

    It’s hard to predict how the season will go with 22 more races to go but I don’t see AM fighting Ferrari for the constructors title just yet but if MB don’t get a handle on their own issues in the next couple of races then AM has a very good chance at being 3rd this year which is a huge win for them.

  9. Happy for Alonso but an otherwise boring and ominous race.. unless RB starts showing reliability problems or one team lucks in on a game-changing upgrade, which rarely occurs, this will be a really boring season.

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