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.
VERSTAPPEN WINS IN JEDDAH!! 🏆
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 27, 2022
“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.
No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Viewers on DStv can see all the action from the fastest sport in the world on their Channel of Champions.
Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream live action on the DStv App.