F1 NATION: Perez perfection as Alonso plays another ace – it’s our Saudi Arabian GP review


There was plenty to talk about as the dust settled on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as Sergio Perez came out on top in a battle against Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen and the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso starred again – with the F1 Nation gang here to digest it all.

Joining host Tom Clarkson for the weekend review are journalist and presenter Lee McKenzie, 1996 F1 world champion Damon Hill and Aston Martin ambassador Pedro de la Rosa, who sheds more light on the post-race drama that saw Alonso lose his podium finish, before regaining it and being confirmed in the 100-rostrum club.

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Red Bull team boss Christian Horner also stops by to discuss Perez’s perfect performance, Verstappen’s recovery from P15 to P2, and the nervy moments in the closing stages of the race when the team tried to manage the pace of their two drivers.

And, despite back-to-back one-two finishes for the reigning world champions, Horner explains why Red Bull’s early dominance doesn’t mean “game over” for their rivals – with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Mercedes all hoping to be in the hunt next time out in Australia.

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Plus, there are appearances from Kevin Magnussen after he got Haas off the mark with a points finish, AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda and the Japanese driver’s personal trainer, and Pierre Gasly, who shares an update on his start to life at Alpine.

And be sure to stick around for an update on F1 Nation’s dedicated F1 Fantasy league, as the team run through the championship standings after round two of 23...

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