Verstappen Wins Saudi Arabia GP, Expands lead in the GFT AI Driver Rankings

Bob Francis - Go Full Throttle
2 min readMay 7, 2024

9 March 2024
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA — Max Verstappen dominated the Round 2 of the F1 calendar- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, clinching a comfortable victory for Red Bull Racing. The win, Verstappen’s 2nd in 2 races, establishes a significant lead in the driver’s championship. Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, completed a perfect one-two finish for Red Bull, further solidifying the team’s position at the top of the constructor standings.

Go Full Throttle F1 AI Driver Rankings following the Saudi Arabia GP on March 9, 2024 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit (Image Credit: GFT Digital)

Ferrari also had a strong showing, with Charles Leclerc securing a strong third place. The race marked a significant milestone for young driver Oliver Bearman, who made an impressive debut for Ferrari and managed to earn points for the team.

While Red Bull and Ferrari enjoyed a successful race, Mercedes faced continued challenges. Lewis Hamilton, a 7x F1 World Champion, could only manage a ninth-place finish for the team. This result only compounds Mercedes may need to refine their car’s performance to compete with the dominant Red Bulls.

Top 10 Race Results following the Saudi Arabia GP on March 9, 2024 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made it two in a row winning the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Image Credit: formula1.com)

Next Race:
Round 3 takes the F1 grid to Melbourne, Australia and the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday, March 24.

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