Fernando Alonso has regained his third-place finish in the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after Aston Martin requested a Right of Review on Sunday night.
Alonso briefly led the race in the opening laps but was soon handed a five-second penalty for lining up outside his grid slot. However, the two-time champion was then handed a further 10-second penalty for not serving the first penalty correctly, which dropped him out of the podium places and promoted Mercedes' George Russell to P3.
Fernando Alonso has been hit with a post-race 10-second time penalty that has seen the Aston Martin driver lose his podium finish at the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Alonso finished a distant third behind the dominant Red Bulls in Jeddah but was handed a post-race penalty that has denied the Spaniard his 100th career podium in F1.
The penalty means Alonso has dropped to fourth place, with Mercedes' George Russell promoted onto the podium.
Saudi F1 GP results:
Sergio Perez wins!
Second place Max Verstappen sets the fastest lap on the final lap.
Fernando Alonso crosses the line in third place,
George Russell is fourth,
Lewis Hamilton brings the other Mercedes home in fifth and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz finishes in sixth.
Sergio "Checo" Perez wins the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix!
Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso join him on the podium.
Dominant Max Verstappen fastest from Fernando Alonso in second practice.
The Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso comes home in second spot, two tenths off the pace of the Red Bull on the same tyres, with Sergio Perez finishing his day in third place, also on the red rubber.
Max Verstappen lay down an early marker ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix by finishing first practice nearly half a second up on Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez.
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#Hulkenberg rocks, so does the #Viking!!
World champion Max Verstappen wins the Bahrain Grand Prix for Red Bull!
Sergio Perez brings home a one-two for Red Bull to cap off a perfect weekend for the constructors' champions.
Aston Martin as well on podium with Fernando Alonso on his first outing with his new team.
1) Max Verstappen
2) Sergio Perez
3) Fernando Alonso
4) Carlos Sainz
5) Lewis Hamiltom
6) Lance Stroll
7) George Russell
8) Valtteri Bottas
9) Pierre Gasly
10) Alex Albon
40 laps of 57 done so far.
Moderator here is not overly impressed wit the race, no matter how hard commentators like to talk some excitement in it.
A front-row lock-out for Red Bull at the opening race of the 2023 season, with the two Ferrari lining up just behind in third and fourth.
Alonso in fifth might be a disappointment for a lot of people but for Aston Martin, and him that is a huge leap forward.
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
5. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
Fernando Alonso continued Aston Martin’s remarkable Bahrain Grand Prix weekend with fastest time in final practice. 0.005 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the last session before qualifying.
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez was third fastest and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton was more competitive than it appeared on Friday, 0.215secs off the pace.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fifth.
World-champion Verstappen was second in practice but the pace of the Red Bull on longer runs appears to have an advantage over the Aston Martin.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest and Lewis Hamilton the quickest Mercedes in eighth, 0.636secs off the pace.
Nico Hulkenberg's Haas, Lance Stroll's Aston Martin and Pierre Gasly's Alpine filled the gaps ahead of Hamilton.
Sergio Perez underlined the belief that Red Bull are favourites for the 2023 championship in first practice at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Mexican was 0.438 seconds quicker than the impressive Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso, with world champion Max Verstappen in third place.
Verstappen, apparently struggling with a lack of front-end grip, was 0.617secs behind his team-mate.
McLaren's Lando Norris was fourth and Lewis Hamilton 10th for Mercedes.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has been impressed by the pace Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin have shown during F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain.
There’s good reason to view this team as the BIG wildcard of F1 2023. If its testing form is an accurate predictor then Aston Martin is a huge threat to the established order.
Yuki Tsunoda during the preseason testing in Bahrain practicing pitstop.
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Red Bull have "no plans" to sell their AlphaTauri sister Formula 1 team despite speculation to the contrary.
A report from Germany claimed that the company is open to selling the team, which was previously branded as Toro Rosso and has been the sister team since 2006.
Three potential buyers for AlphaTauri would be Andretti Autosport, the Mumbai Falcons Racing Team, or Hitech GP, it was claimed.
Hulkenberg slots into second for Haas on the C4s, 0.8s down on Verstappen's top time.
The lap time is a 1:32.466.
MoneyGram Haas F1 Team unveiled the sleek new livery of its VF-23 entry to be raced by Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hülkenberg throughout the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
The livery reveal proudly reflects the new title partnership of MoneyGram International Inc. – a relationship which was first announced at last season’s United States Grand Prix with the Texas-headquartered brand joining forces with the American-owned team.
Sebastian Vettel leaves Formula 1 at the end of one of the sport's most illustrious careers knowing he is as admired as a person off track as much as he is for his achievements on it.
The 35-year-old German ended his career with a 10th place and solitary point for Aston Martin at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but that will not be what he remembers from his swansong weekend in a sport in which he has been a major figure for the past decade and a half.
Top 10 results Brazilian Grand Prix, 13 November 2022
1. George Russell (Mercedes)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
5. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
6. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
7. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
8. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
9. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
10. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
It's been an emotional 24 hours for the Red Bull family after the death of Dietrich Mateschitz but the team secure their first F1 title since 2013 at the United States Grand Prix.