F1 Race Event: Bahrain Grand Prix
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

2023 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Race Results

Start of the 2023 F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 05, 2023

Weather: dry  27.5°C
Tarmac: dry  31.6°C
Humidity : 22%
Wind : 6 km/h S
Pressure: 1016.7 bar

Max Verstappen won his 36th F1 race during the 2023 Bahrain F1 GP today. The Red Bull driver started from pole and won the 19th race on the Bahrain International circuit for the first time. It was the 93rd victory and 23rd 1-2 finish for the Red Bull Racing team.

F1 Race Report

The Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix started with a clean start, but Red Bull driver Sergio Pérez had a bad start and lost his P2 to Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc before the first corner. However, Max Verstappen was in great form and was already one second ahead of Leclerc after one lap. The Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas moved up from P12 to P8, and rookie Logan Sargeant was also doing an excellent job in the Williams by driving on P13 after starting on P16.

In lap 10, Alpine driver Pierre Gasly made the first pit stop and switched from the Soft to the Hard tyre compound, causing other drivers like Yuki Tsunoda and Lando Norris also to pit for the Hards. Bottas was the first driver in the top 10 to pit, falling back to P14 in lap 12.

At the halfway point of the race, Verstappen was almost 14 sec. in front of his teammate Pérez, with Alonso in P3. In lap 34, Leclerc pitted from P3 to switch from Hard to Hard, and Alonso still had not done his second pit stop and moved up to P3.

2023 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Race Results

Charles Leclerc racing the Ferrari SF-23 during the 2023 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix

In lap 41, Leclerc's Ferrari lost power as his engine stalled, causing a VSC period to recover the SF-23. In front, the fight for the podium was evolving. Five laps later, Alonso could use DRS to pass his countryman Sainz, at turn 4 of lap 45. Hamilton now also was close enough to attack the Spanish Ferrari driver for P4, but Sainz managed to hold on to his position.

Verstappen continued to lead the race and was driving on soft tires, already having driven 21 laps on them in lap 37. He had a comfortable lead of more than 37 seconds on Pérez, who also did not lose his place after his second pit stop. In turn 4, Alonso and Hamilton almost collided when Alonso had passed the Mercedes driver, but Hamilton fought back and eventually finished P4.

Overall, it was an exciting race with a lot of action and drama. Verstappen's dominant performance was impressive, and Pérez managed to make up for his bad start with a solid race. Alonso also showed that he is still a fierce competitor, with a well-deserved podium finish. We look forward to the next Grand Prix and hope to see more thrilling battles on the track.

Classification 2023 Bahrain F1 GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:33:56.736 57
2 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull 01:34:08.723 57
3 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:34:35.373 57
4 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari 01:34:44.788 57
5 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:34:47.713 57
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:34:51.238 57
7 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes 01:34:52.609 57
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:35:09.383 57
9 10 France Pierre Gasly
France Alpine 01:35:10.489 57
10 23 Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams 01:35:26.510 57
11 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri 01:35:27.606 57
12 2 United States Logan Sargeant
United Kingdom Williams 01:33:57.872 56
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:34:13.493 56
14 21 Netherlands Nyck de Vries
Italy AlphaTauri 01:34:19.259 56
15 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United States Haas 01:34:35.647 56
16 24 China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:34:36.385 56
17 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:34:03.372 55
DNF 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine Technical 41
DNF 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari Power Unit 39
DNF 81 Australia Oscar Piastri
United Kingdom McLaren Electrical 13

15 sec. time penalty for Nico Hulkenberg for leaving the track multiple times

Fastest lap: 1:33.996 min by Zhou Guanyu in the Alfa Romeo no. 24 on lap 56 @207.276 kph

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9 F1 Fan comments on “2023 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Race Results

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    A Red Bull 1-2 as expected & a deserved DOTD honor to Alonso.
    A decent start for Williams, but what a race for Ocon & Norris.
    Leclerc’s chances (if he has any) already got a blow.
    Good drive by Stroll considering his situation.

  2. shroppyfly

    Correct , Rb seem to be in a very good place , as I said , Fernando not only looks in very good form , he IS , I watched this on Sky , urgg, but in the Ted Crapitz notebook , hes walking past the "Ferrari powered" Haas garages and there all packing up , and what do i spy , Big Haas coloured HONDA generators, See they get everywhere lol, Williams look in race trim much improved, Mcl , oh dear, oh Dear all that Arab money and they get a leaky air pipe, but il give it 7/10 as a race overall, need a few more races to fully warm up. See I can go a whole comment with an insult

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Yeah, Shrop', but we expect more from you. BTW, we disagree. Speed, competitive, drama, clean...great race. Penalize RB 100 hp and we've got a series. Otherwise, give them the trophies now...unbeatable team.

      Re Haas: I've been a loyal fan since they joined the circus. Now I hope they get their butts beaten and Mr. Haas sells to Andretti. I need a US team to support. McL, embarrassing.

      • shroppyfly

        Start low on the excitement and build up, is my mantra/sorry excuse and I'm sticking to it lol, a thorough trouncing of the Dame down the Hamilton Str should suffice, by the way do you know what the miniature versions of the winning driver and constructor were about , never seen them before...!, as for Haas, come on Ror, get your contact to gee up Gene and sell to Andetretti, lets face it , he will have more luck in f1 than he had in that Indy race, Roman got a bit too excited againnnnn, I vote for Lucy designing a new car, that'll be the 3rd incarnation within 24mths, nice one Merc..Not, let Lucy Lou have a go , cant be any worse, watching sky doing the reports , super noticeable how Relaxed and Happy Nico looked, the same cannot be said for Her Royal Highness aka Lady Stevenage.

  3. Blo

    Someone in the MB design team has far to much influence and is wrong while better people have moved on. You know who he is Toto, get rid of him before he does more damage. Take back control

      • ReallyOldRacer

        Leopold, why do we no longer get email notification when someone posts on an article in which we have engaged? Or is it just me? Thanks.

        • shroppyfly

          Yeah come on Leopold , get off the Grolsch and let us have those notifications again

          All together now Singalong with Max

          Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
          ben ik van Duitsen bloed
          den vaderland getrouwe
          blijf ik tot in den dood.
          Een Prinse van Oranje
          ben ik, vrij onverveerd,
          den Koning van Hispanje
          heb ik altijd geëerd.

          Mijn schild ende betrouwen
          zijt Gij, o God mijn Heer,
          op U zo wil ik bouwen,
          verlaat mij nimmermeer.
          Dat ik doch vroom mag blijven,
          uw dienaar t'aller stond,
          de tirannie verdrijven
          die mij mijn hart doorwondt.


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