McLaren team principal Andrea Stella described Oscar Piastri’s qualifying debut as “impressive” despite his elimination in the first round.
Pierre Gasly said he was caught out by a sudden change in the balance of his Alpine after qualifying last on his debut for the team this weekend.
Mercedes admit the leap forward made by their engine customers Aston Martin shows the progress they should be making.
Formula 1 drivers were pleased to see the gap between all 10 teams shrink in the first qualifying session for the new season.
Aston Martin technical director Dan Fallows says he and the rest of his team are “very, very pleased” with the impact Fernando Alonso has had since joining them this season.
Red Bull are in top form entering into the new season, but despite a tyre advantage for Charles Leclerc, Fernando Alonso could pose a real danger.
Aston Martin have found almost two-and-a-half seconds in lap time since the last Bahrain Grand Prix, which is twice as much as any other team did.
Fernando Alonso described qualifying fifth on the grid for his debut with Aston Martin as “unreal” after gambling on joining the team for 2023.
Lewis Hamilton admitted he expected Mercedes would struggle even more than they did in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Mercedes will change the philosophy behind its F1 car, says team principal Toto Wolff, after they started the new season almost no closer to the front than 12 months ago.
Max Verstappen says he is relieved to have taken pole after describing the handling of his Red Bull in practice as a “big shock”.
Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari made the right decision not to complete a final run in qualifying, despite it costing him a place on the grid.
Pictures for qualifying for the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit.
World champion Max Verstappen secured pole position ahead of Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez for the opening round of the Formula 1 season in Bahrain.
Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc.
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Lewis Hamilton expects it will be hard for Mercedes to make progress with their current car concept, but the team says it will wait to judge what “medicine” their W14 needs.
Fernando Alonso was the fastest driver in final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, just five-thousandths of a second quicker than Max Verstappen.
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Fernando Alonso expects Aston Martin will make mistakes as the team begins to compete with Formula 1’s front-runners.