Max Verstappen Wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen defeated Sergio Perez in Saturday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, maintaining Red Bull’s flawless start to the season.

Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari was third, with British kid Oliver Bearman finishing seventh on his Ferrari debut as a late stand-in for the sick Carlos Sainz.

“He’s done an incredible job, seventh in your first race in F1 is hugely impressive,” said Leclerc of 18-year-old Bearman, who was only brought up before the third practice on Friday when Sainz had appendicitis.

While Bearman was elected driver of the day, Verstappen once again shown his ability to overcome all of the distractions off the track caused by the ongoing investigation into team principal Christian Horner.

Following a season-opening victory in Bahrain last Saturday, the defending three-time world champion recorded his ninth consecutive victory and 100th career podium finish.

Oscar Piastri from McLaren finished fourth, ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin.

The top ten included George Russell (Mercedes), Bearman, Lando Norris (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), and Nico Hulkenberg’s Haas.

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