The Bahrain Grand Prix already hinted at it, but the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix confirmed those suspicions: the new regulations that have been introduced are paying off. The first two races of the year showed intense duels between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, to the delight of Formula 1 fans worldwide. The fight for victory in Jeddah also generated a lot of reactions.
Perez responds with sporty tweet
Sergio Perez ‘s reaction stands out. The Mexican seemed to be on his way to turning his pole position into a win, but was unlucky that Red Bull Racing brought him in just before Nicholas Latifi crashed resulting in a safety car.
“Sometimes luck is not on your side, but there are plenty of positives to take from the weekend. Congratulations to Max Verstappen for his first win of the season; great team result!” reads Perez’s tweet.
The mutual respect between Verstappen and Leclerc has not escaped viewers worldwide either. Many comments point to the sporting attitude the two have towards each other, as well as the contrast with the title fight in 2021.
Sometimes luck is not on your side, but there’s plenty of positive things from the weekend.
Congrats to @Max33Verstappen on his first win of the season; great team result!
A veces la suerte no está de tu lado, ¡pero hay muchas cosas positivas que rescatar del fin de semana! pic.twitter.com/YqlWs2jPMC
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) March 27, 2022
You love to see it. pic.twitter.com/DLr06QcWmy
— Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) March 27, 2022
— FormulaNerds (@Formula_Nerds) March 27, 2022
— sarah killops (@Sarahkillops) March 27, 2022
— Peek Performance | K-MAG P5 (@PeekPerfomance) March 27, 2022
— Steiner Ship Captain (@F1Dabbler) March 27, 2022
And respectful to one another. Important!
I’m loving the new season so far. Lots of action, fewer steward decisions, more “let-the-drivers-sort-it-out-on-track” situations.
— StigSpielberg (@StigSpielberg) March 27, 2022
After all the years of toxicity from Hamilton’s disgusting and obnoxious fanbase (not all of course), I can’t help but feel somewhat amused by the dose of humility they’re now having to wrestle with. #F1 #SaudiArabianGP
— Anthony (@ant_iuculano) March 27, 2022
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— mercedes (@unleashzelion) March 27, 2022
— S . A . R . A || (@SOSO_SA15) March 27, 2022