In the Jeddah circuit … Mexico displaces the Netherlands from the throne of “Formula-1”

At the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, motor racing fans enjoyed and interacted with the sounds of “Formula-1” engines in the final of the Saudi Grand Prix this evening, Sunday, in the second round of the 2023 World Championship.

Following the qualifying experience and the accompanying events over the previous two days, the race scene became a painting bursting with love, excitement, sea waves, and circuit lighting colors.

Perez wins the title


The global sporting event, hosted by Saudi Arabia for the third time, witnessed fierce competition between 20 competitors. They fought for 90 minutes to write history for their 10 teams on the banks of the Red Sea. There was a remarkable enthusiastic presence from all over the world, in which the voices and applause of fans merged with car engines.

Mexican Sergio Perez won the Saudi Grand Prix in the Formula 1 world championship, beating his Dutch teammate Max Verstappen, who started 15th on Sunday.

Double world champion Verstappen snatched an extra point on the last lap for the fastest lap to keep the drivers’ lead, one point ahead of his teammate.

While Red Bull took the first two places for the second time in a row. However, this is in the opposite order from what happened in Bahrain at the opening of the season two weeks ago.

“The safety car tried to prevent me from winning again in Jeddah, but not this time,” said Perez, who started from the pole last year but the safety car ended his hopes of winning.

“I was on my way to victory last year and now I’ve got my revenge,” added the Mexican, who won the fifth of his career.

Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso crossed the line third in what appeared to be his 100th podium finish, but the 41-year-old double world champion suffered a 10-second penalty to drop to fourth.

George Russell took advantage of that to advance to the podium with Mercedes, while his teammate Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, finished fifth in front of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished seventh, ahead of Albin Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly.

Kevin Magnussen took the final point of the race for Haas.

The President of the Saudi Federation of Cars and Motorcycles, Prince Khaled bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, confirmed that the country can host two races annually within the “Formula-1” world championship for cars, and this may happen shortly, indicating that hosting the event for the third time in Jeddah constitutes a culmination. For the successes achieved by the sports sector in the country.

Global Races


Several fans of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit for the “Formula-1” race unanimously agreed that the competition hosted by the country from its first season in 2021 to the third season witnessed a different diversity on several levels, making it a focus of attention after it appeared on the global racing map.

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