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Max Verstappen Wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen clinched his first race victory of the 2022 Formula One season in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday evening.

Max Verstappen clinched his first race victory of the 2022 Formula One season after holding off Charles Leclerc to win the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix  Sunday evening.

“We were battling hard at the front. It was tough. I’m really happy we’ve finally kick-started the season,” said Verstappen.

Despite the defeat, Leclerc maintains his world championship lead after two rounds.

“It wasn’t enough today, but I really enjoyed that race. It’s hard racing but it’s fair, every race should be like this. It was fun, I’m obviously disappointed, I wanted to win today,” he said.

Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz finished third ahead of Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull, the top four proving to be in a class of their own.

Mercedes new boy George Russell came home fifth ahead of Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and McLaren’s Lando Norris with Pierre Gasly taking eighth for AlphaTauri.

Kevin Magnussen finished ninth for Haas and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton 10th, rescuing some pride after starting 15th on a difficult weekend in the second Mercedes.

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