Sergio Perez gained the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from pole place in a Pink Bull one-two on Sunday with crew mate Max Verstappen retaining the championship lead by racing from fifteenth to second with the quickest lap.
Double Formulation One world champion Verstappen snatched the bonus level from Perez with a last-lap blast round Jeddah’s floodlit Corniche avenue circuit to remain some extent away from the Mexican.
The end in Jeddah was Pink Bull’s second one-two in as many races this season however a reverse of the March 5 opener in Bahrain.
“That security automobile once more tried to take the victory away from us in Jeddah however not this time,” mentioned Perez, who began on pole final yr however was caught out by a security automobile deployment.
“I used to be on for victory final yr so lastly I received it,” added the Mexican, who now has 5 profession wins.
Spaniard Fernando Alonso was third on the chequered flag for Aston Martin, in what would have been a one centesimal profession podium for the 41-year-old double world champion, however was then given a 10-second penalty and dropped to fourth.
George Russell was the beneficiary, transferring as much as the rostrum for Mercedes, with seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton fifth and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in sixth place.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was seventh with the Alpine pair of Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly eighth and ninth and Kevin Magnussen taking the ultimate level for Haas.