Race Notes – Perez takes Red Bull 1-2

Polesitter Sergio Perez, in his Red Bull-Honda, won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, by 5.355 seconds, over his teammate Max Verstappen, who started from 15th place. Perez sets fast lap at 1m34.255s, and again on lap 10 at 1m34.106s. On lap 15, Gasly pits for hard tyres and rejoins in 14th. At the start of lap 21, the race resumes with Perez at the front, Alonso. On lap 23 Perez sets fast lap at 1m33.464s, and again the next lap at 1m33.440s. On lap 25, Verstappen closes on Alonso and passes him for second. On lap 27 Verstappen sets fast lap at 1m32.838s, and trails Perez by 5.1 seconds. With five laps to go, Perez leads his teammate by 5.5 seconds. On the last lap, Perez leads Verstappen and Alonso, Verstappen taking fast lap at 1m31.906s.

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