Past winners of the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Rising Stars of Jeddah: Hamilton, Verstappen, and Perez - Red Bull and Mercedes' Clash at the Saudi Arabian GP

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The inception of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix marked a significant milestone in the annals of motorsport, introducing a new arena for the world’s premier racing competition. Held under the enchanting lights of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, this event quickly distinguished itself as a crucible of high-speed challenges and intense rivalries, captivating the imagination of fans and competitors alike. 

From its very first race, the Saudi Arabian GP has been a spectacle of modern Formula 1 racing, showcasing not only the technical prowess and strategic acumen required to conquer one of the fastest street circuits in the world but also the unyielding spirit of its competitors.

The introduction of the Saudi Arabian GP to the Formula 1 calendar brought with it the promise of unforgettable moments and landmark achievements. With its blend of long straights, demanding corners, and breathtaking speeds, the Jeddah track has proven to be a formidable test for the world’s best drivers and teams. 

Each race has added new layers to the rich tapestry of F1 history, featuring epic battles for supremacy, dramatic finishes, and moments that have become etched in the memory of motorsport fans around the globe.

Race winner Sergio Perez of Red Bull, Second placed Max Verstappen, and the team celebrate their 1-2 at the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP | Lars Baron/Getty Images
Race winner Sergio Perez of Red Bull, Second placed Max Verstappen, and the team celebrate their 1-2 at the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP | Lars Baron/Getty Images

Every F1 Saudi Arabian GP Winner

  • 2021: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
  • 2022: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  • 2023: Sergio Perez, Red Bull

The Inaugural Race: 2021

The first-ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix took place in 2021, under the glittering lights of Jeddah, marking a significant moment in F1 history. The race was a fierce battle for supremacy, with Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes emerging victorious. Hamilton’s win was pivotal, as it played a crucial role in the championship battle, showcasing his extraordinary skill and determination​​​​​​.

Verstappen’s Triumph: 2022

In 2022, the Saudi Arabian GP witnessed Max Verstappen of Red Bull clinching the win in a nail-biting finish. Starting from the fourth position, Verstappen demonstrated his exceptional racing prowess, securing victory with a slim margin of just 0.549 seconds over the runner-up. This win not only underscored Red Bull Racing’s dominance but also highlighted Verstappen’s ascendancy in the sport​​​​​​.

Perez’s Victory: 2023

The 2023 edition of the race saw Sergio Perez, also from Red Bull, take the checkered flag, further cementing the team’s strong performance in Jeddah. Perez’s win from pole position showcased his growth as a top-tier driver and the competitive depth within the Red Bull team. His comfortable margin of victory highlighted both strategic excellence and driving skill.

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