Formula 1

Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Verstappen eases to Bahrain GP victory

Max Verstappen dominated the opening race of the 2023 Formula One season in Bahrain as Fernando Alonso rolled back the years to secure a remarkable podium finish on his Aston Martin debut.

Race Positions
1
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:33:56.736
Laps: 57
Pits: 2
2
Mexico
Sergio Pérez
Sergio Pérez
Red Bull
+11.987
Laps: 57
Pits: 2
3
Spain
Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin
+38.637
Laps: 57
Pits: 2
4
Spain
Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
+48.052
Laps: 57
Pits: 2
5
Britain
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
+50.977
Laps: 57
Pits: 2
6
Canada
Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
+54.502
Laps: 57
Pits: 2
Circuit Information
Bahrain International Circuit
Circuit Bahrain International Circuit
Location Sakhir, Bahrain Circuit Type Track
Circuit Length 5.412 km Circuit Distance 308.238 km
No. of Laps 57 No. of Turns 15
Lap Record: 1:31.447 Pedro De La Rosa (2005)
Sessions
FP1
Mexico
Sergio Pérez
1:32.758

Mar 03, 2023

Finished

FP2
Spain
Fernando Alonso
1:30.907

Mar 03, 2023

Finished

FP3
Spain
Fernando Alonso
1:32.340

Mar 04, 2023

Finished

Qual
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:29.708

Mar 04, 2023

Finished

Race
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:33:56.736

Mar 05, 2023

Finished

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