Martin Brundle’s ‘quietly satisfied’ driveshaft problem put Max Verstappen P15 on the grid : PlanetF1

Martin Brundle has revealed he was “quietly delighted” to see Max Verstappen start the Saudi Arabian GP from a modest P15 to spice up the show. A driveshaft issue with the Dutchman’s RB19 assured him he could play no part in the battle for pole position in Jeddah and that he would still have work … Read more

Are Red Bull cracks widening with Sergio Perez calling for radio ‘review’: PlanetF1

Calling for a review of Red Bull’s end-of-race communications with its drivers, Sergio Perez has all but announced that he is wary of team-mate Max Verstappen. And who could blame him after the Sao Paulo Grand Prix last season? Running 1-2 in the final laps of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday, Perez maintained … Read more

Maybe they did it on purpose to get a win from behind: PlanetF1

After Max Verstappen’s RB19 ran into trouble during qualifying at the Jeddah circuit, Toto Wolff joked that Red Bull had set it up to show the world it could “win all the way from there”. ‘back”. Red Bull’s RB19 has been the choice of the field so far this season, with Verstappen winning the season-opening … Read more

2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying winners and losers: PlanetF1

Sergio Perez secured pole position at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for the second consecutive season as his Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen crashed out in Q2 in Jeddah with a driveshaft problem. The story of the two Red Bulls is the star attraction, but who were the other qualifier winners and losers? Let’s take … Read more

Max Verstappen bounces back from stomach bug to finish P1: PlanetF1

Red Bull and Aston Martin battled it out for top honors in the opening practice session of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen winning that fight ahead of Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso. On a scorching Friday afternoon in Saudi Arabia, with a track temperature of 42C and rising, Nyck de Vries was … Read more

The main storylines emerging from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix media day : PlanetF1

As the drivers descended on Jeddah’s Corniche Circuit for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, here are the main storylines to emerge from Thursday’s media day. With one race less, the F1 calendar is in full swing and we head to our first street circuit stop of the year in the Saudi city of Jeddah. Sergio … Read more

10 big F1 records that could be broken in the 2023 season : PlanetF1

From most races without a win to most laps completed, here are 10 Formula 1 records that could be broken in the 2023 season. While every Formula 1 driver will no doubt say that they are more concerned with winning races than breaking records, we are sure that when they look back on their careers … Read more

Seven reasons why Max Verstappen’s Red Bull F1 team is so good : PlanetF1

In a sport that regularly lends itself to long stretches of team/driver dominance, at some point someone is going to go through an entire Formula 1 season unbeaten. Could this team be Red Bull in 2023? That’s what George Russell believes after a Bahrain Grand Prix deflated the rest of F1, with the Mercedes driver … Read more

Max Verstappen untouchable but the Bahrain GP was Fernando’s show : PlanetF1

Max Verstappen and Red Bull gave their rivals a masterclass, the untouchable Dutchman as he began his title defense with victory at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Leading from start to finish, none of his rivals could match his pace with Sergio Perez making it a Red Bull 1-2 ahead of Fernando Alonso. The Aston … Read more