Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Jeddah Corniche Circuit, 2023

2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix race result

2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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

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


Fernando Alonso: Originally given a 10-second time penalty for failing to serve a five-second time penalty, which was later cancelled

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16 comments on “2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix race result”

  1. Unjustified SC could’ve handed Max a win.
    Zero chance for anyone to hit the recovery vehicle or Stroll’s car, so a mere yellow would’ve been enough.
    Hopefully, no other Masi-like choices will happen under Wittich’s tenure.

    1. @jerejj Wittich, and Masi before him, sadly can’t use yellow flags because Whiting trained an entire generation of drivers, teams and commentators that ignoring them is fine. He even codified it and put numbers on it at the start of the 2014 season, a blatant – and dangerous – overreach of his mandate as race director.

      What a truly independent race director would do, of course, is simply ban any driver who fails to follow the very simple FIA rules on yellow flags. But sadly in F1 it’s not the FIA but the teams who hold the reins, and history shows they’d gladly sacrifice marshal safety for their own competitive benefit. So the only choice Wittich has is to neutralize the race.

      1. @MichaelN Valid point, although alternatively, VSC would’ve sufficed, but oh well, hopefully, a one-off.

        1. I would say even double yellow. The car was 2 meters from the gate in a place far from the racing line. I’m all for safety but this is too much. They become paranoid.

  2. These are preliminary results. I expect that Alonso gets 5 second penalty plus at least another 5 for incorrectly serving his penalty, so 5th at best.

    1. I don’t want this, but the race direction currently behaves like “If we can give a penalty, we will give a penalty”.

    2. That would mean ALO 4th, he was at least 10s clear of HAM.

      1. Yeah, Alonso is 4th already. FIA can go to hell.

    3. Why would he get a penalty for incorrectly serving it? They were just not touching the car for 5 second. They have every right to do so. They did not make another pitstop therefore the 5 seconds penalty is added to his race time.

      1. Because they can’t serve a penalty under a safety car. And because Mercedes has political weight in F1, and Aston don’t. Plus, it adds to the show.

        1. @Sviat Drivers have served 5-seconnd penalties under SC neutralizations before.

        2. They’ve served the penalty incorrectly. Nothing to do with not being able to serve it under SC.

  3. Another random Safety Car changing the outcome of a race for the worse. Nothing happened after it.

    Charlie, we miss you.

  4. Alonso demoted of third with a 10 seconds penalty !

  5. How come drivers all of a sudden don’t know how to line up on the grid, and teams don’t know how to properly do a 5-second penalty?

    Were there some rule changes or something?
    This seems rather strange that 2 races in a row, we get this same sequence of events for the same type of infringement…

  6. 5/10 and I’m being generous. Why does this circuit have 3 DRS zones? Totally unnecessary. Safety car ruined any real excitement and after this the only battles were towards the back.

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