FP1 F1 GP Saudi Arabia 2023 results: Fernando Alonso overshadows Red Bull’s domination
Red Bull racer Max Verstappen masters the results of the 1st free practice of the 2023 Saudi Arabian F1 GP/Photo/Reuters
JEDDAH – The Red Bull duo mastered the results of free practice 1 (FP1) Formula 1 (F1) GP Saudi Arabia 2023. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez occupy the fastest 1-2 positions at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Friday (17/3/2023) evening WIB.
Verstappen recorded his best time at 1 minute 29.617 seconds. Perez was behind him by just 0.483 seconds. The Mexican racer almost beat Verstappen’s time if he did not go wide at the corner on his last lap.
Meanwhile, Aston Martin racer Fernando Alonso again showed his speed in FP1 in Saudi Arabia. The two-time F1 world champion is in third place with a time difference of 0.698 seconds from Verstappen.
The result opened the hope that Alonso could talk a lot at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, after finishing third on the podium in the series opener in Bahrain.
Alonso’s teammate, Lance Stroll, also continues to prove that Aston Martin can compete in F1 this season. The Canadian racer is in fourth place in FP 1 with a distance of 0.960 seconds from the defending champion.
The Mercedes duo, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and sixth. They were each 1.1 seconds behind Verstappen. Meanwhile, the Ferrari Team has yet to show its skills in FP1 in Saudi Arabia.
Carlos Sainz only sits in seventh place with a difference of 1.307 seconds from Verstappen, while Charles Leclerc is scattered in 11th place with a distance of 1.501 seconds.