Max Verstappen beats Charles LeClerc to win Saudi Arabian GP

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — System One particular champion Max Verstappen overtook Charles Leclerc three laps from the end of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for his initially earn of the year and 21st of his vocation on Sunday.

The race underneath floodlights was held two days just after an attack on a close by oil depot by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Leclerc was aiming for back again-to-back victories following successful the period-opener in Bahrain from pole posture past Sunday, but Verstappen overtook him on Lap 47 of 50 right after some thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing concerning them.

Leclerc remains prime of the standings soon after two races.

Carlos Sainz Jr. concluded in 3rd location to make it a different podium double for Ferrari following he was second in Bahrain exactly where Leclerc had brilliantly repelled three assaults from Verstappen, who retired proper close to the end of that race with teammate Sergio Perez.

Perez bounced back with a exceptional pole position on Saturday but concluded fourth, when seven-time F1 winner Lewis Hamilton could manage only one particular point for Mercedes in 10th place soon after commencing 15th.

His teammate George Russell fared improved in fifth but Mercedes once again seemed way off the rate.

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