Top 3 Highlights From The 2023 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
Finally, the 2023 season for Formula 1 is upon us, and with it comes all the excitement of new cars, new drivers, and for this year an interesting new track addition. That being said, let’s dive head first into the very first race of the season out in the desert! Let’s talk about the top 3 highlights from the 2023 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend!
Aston Martin Shakes The Field
With Redbull dominating the majority of the 2022 season, the conditions were set for both Ferrari and Mercedes to make big strides to make their cars competitive. That idea was clearly met with lukewarm improvements by both and left the field wide open to allow Aston Martin a shot at the prime-time podium spots along with Red Bull. Having made huge strides with the Aston Martin from the moment testing began the momentum continued well into the racing weekend and it secured Fernando Alonso’s 99th podium during his debut with the team. There are a lot of feelings with this, I love that the competition is heating up on the field and it’s cool to see Fernando Alonso on a podium, something I did not expect to see in 2023 personally. That being said, I wish Seb was still around because I would actually cheer for him. Either way, it’s exciting stuff, time will tell if Aston Martin’s development progress can be sustained over the 2023 season.
Another year of Max Verstappen clearing the field in terms of competition and another year of Sergio Perez playing the second fiddle. It’s certainly a hard pill to swallow as a Mercedes fan but there is really no denying the fact that Redbull has built an amazing car and has secured one of the best driver pairings across the paddock. While I certainly wish that Sergio Perez had the opportunity to really fight for more victories I’m sure he’s still enjoying his time racing one of the best cars and drinking plenty of champagne with Max on the podium. How long this paring will last in terms of decency remains unknown, but if the last season offers any insight, it won’t be too long before we at least see verbal combativeness.
Mercedes & Ferrari Woes
Another year of the slim sidepod Mercedes, and another year of Lewis Hamilton and…