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Results are in for Bahrain
Find out how you did in the first race of the 2023 Fantasy GP season
Date published: 5th March 2023
It is safe to say that this race will not go down as a classic season opener. Red Bull’s form was ominous, with Verstappen and Perez strolling to a dominant one-two in Bahrain. However, there were highlights elsewhere in the field, no more than a 41-year-old Alonso, who has seemingly made his first good career move in a while!
Elsewhere, Leclerc will be frustrated to retire from 3rd in the Ferrari, while McLaren will have a lot to think about after just one race. Ocon played penalty point bingo before retiring in a comedy race for him.
In Fantasy GP terms, Verstappen clinched a straightforward pole on Saturday. There was a Verstappen, Perez and Alonso podium in Sunday’s race. There was one safety car period following Leclerc’s retirement. For the bonus point question, Hulkenberg finished 16th, so the correct answer was C (14th or worse). Regarding bonus points hauls, Gasly stormed the show with 27 following a dismal Sunday, finishing 12 ahead of the next best, William’s Albon.
We are back in a fortnight for the second race in Saudi Arabia. Remember, free changes apply until lockdown for Saturday’s qualifying, therefore is plenty of time to tweak your teams if it wasn’t a phenomenal start!
The Prize winner – of a Scalextric Grand Prix Set – is Shaun Herlihy with an epic 265pts (they came joint 1st with 3 others, our random selector came up with them) Well done to Shaun!