Max Verstappen wins season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix 2023

Max Verstappen emerged victorious in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix 2023, leading for most of the race from the pole position and marking his first win in Bahrain and a Formula One opener. His victory marked the beginning of defense of his consecutive Formula One titles. Verstappen's team, Red Bull, also received an impressive 1-2 finish, with teammate Sergio Perez finishing second. Celebrated racer Fernando Alonso, racing for Aston Martin, secured an impressive third place, marking his 99th career podium.


  1. Max Verstappen won the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix.
  2. This was Verstappen's first victory in Bahrain and in a Formula One season opener.
  3. Red Bull clinched a dominant 1-2 finish with Sergio Perez securing the second place.
  4. Fernando Alonso seized a remarkable third place, scoring his 99th career podium.
  5. This race marked Fernando Alonso's debut for Aston Martin.