Thank goodness for Fernando Alonso. As world champion Max Verstappen waltzed to an easy win and Sergio Perez completed a comfortable Red Bull one-two, Alonso enlivened an otherwise deflating 2023 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain with a fantastic drive that was rewarded with a podium third on his debut for Aston Martin. At 41, the great matador is back in contention, with a team that has made a remarkable leap in performance.
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