Top 3 Highlights From 2023 Formula 1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Sergio Alberto Romero, Ed.D.
3 min readMar 28, 2023
Photo by José Pablo Domínguez on Unsplash

Another Sunday passes and another grand prix is complete! While the Saudi Arabian GP tends to offer some pretty chaotic action, I can’t help but think that this was a bit more of a toned-down take on the Jeddah Street circuit. With all that said, let’s take a look at my top 3 highlights of the race.

Max Verstappen P15-P2

It seems even a broken driveshaft on qualifying day that left Verstappen in P15 for the Sunday race can’t stop him from maneuvering his way through the field. Max Verstappen and his RB19 had a mad dash through the field in order to secure P2 by the end of the race. Only 5 seconds behind his teammate in first place. While he got minor assistance from the safety car during the race there’s no doubt that Max had an incredible drive. That being said, I’m fairly glad that he didn’t take P1 away from Checo who now appears to be a threat to Max Verstappen’s third world title.

Fernando Alonso’s Mishaps

From the very beginning of the race Fernando Alonso had the odds stacked against him. Due to an incorrect starting procedure forcing Fernando to take a 5 second penalty in the pit area, Fernando was left fighting for third place on the podium. While he secured the podium spot by the end of the race he was also denied it…

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Sergio Alberto Romero, Ed.D.

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