F1 2024 Saudi Arabian GP – Race Results

Max Versrappen took his second victory of the 2024 F1 season at the Saudi Arabian GP

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Max Verstappen continued his formidable championship defense with a dominant victory at the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, leading the race from start to finish. An early Safety Car scenario prompted strategic pit stops, with Red Bull securing a successful one-two finish as Sergio Perez clinched second despite a penalty for an unsafe release. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc rounded off the podium, while McLaren’s Oscar Piastri impressed with a strong fourth-place finish.

In his Formula 1 debut, Oliver Bearman, substituting for Carlos Sainz, showcased his potential by securing seventh place after executing several crucial overtakes. The race also saw strategic maneuvers from teams like McLaren and Mercedes, with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton extending their initial stints, finishing eighth and ninth respectively. Nico Hulkenberg earned Haas‘s first points of the season in tenth, benefiting from a team strategy that delayed his competitors.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was marked by intense midfield battles, retirements, and strategic gameplay that reshuffled the standings. Lance Stroll‘s crash introduced an early Safety Car, influencing the race’s dynamic, while Pierre Gasly‘s early retirement due to a gearbox issue underscored the challenges teams face. This event not only highlighted Verstappen’s continued dominance but also the strategic depth and competitive spirit that define Formula 1.

F1 2024 Saudi Arabian GP – Race results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:20:43.273
2Sergio PerezRed Bull+13.643
3Charles LeclercFerrari+18.639
4Oscar PiastriMcLaren+32.007
5Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+35.759
6George RussellMercedes+39.936
7Oliver BearmanFerrari+42.679
8Lando NorrisMcLaren+45.708
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes+47.391
10Nico HulkenbergHaas+76.996
11Alex AlbonWilliams+88.354
12Kevin MagnussenHaas+105.737
13Esteban OconAlpine+1 Lap
14Logan SargeantWilliams+1 Lap
15Yuki TsunodaRB+1 Lap
16Daniel RicciardoRB+1 Lap
17Valtteri BottasSauber+1 Lap
18Zhou GuanyuSauber+1 Lap
19Lance StrollAston MartinDNF
20Pierre GaslyAlpineDNF
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