Saudi Arabian GP driver ratings: Proof Sergio Perez can save F1 from another boring season? | F1

Was the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix the best drive of Perez’s F1 career? Probably. Once the Safety Car was deployed due to Stroll’s stricken Aston Martin, many would have expected teammate Verstappen to win with ease, but it didn’t happen. Perez could match Verstappen’s pace lap-by-lap and defeated him on pure pace. Verstappen was robbed of a guaranteed pole after he was hit with a driveshaft problem in Q2. As expected, Verstappen cut his way through the field, with his life being made considerably easier by a timely Safety Car. He didn’t have enough pace to cut the gap to…

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