Initially advised that he would miss the first few races, Lance Stroll revealed his incredible recovery timeline to go racing in Bahrain.
Bahrain Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso may have secured a podium but they are not done yet.
Focusing away from the drivers, we rank all 10 teams' opening race performance.
Logan Sargeant was arguably the star of the show when it came to F1's debutants in Bahrain...
"We are all Red Bull drivers," Sergio Perez joked as he was joined by Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso after the Bahrain GP.
Maybe, just maybe, Fernando Alonso has saved his smartest career move until the very end.
Max Verstappen started F1 2023 with a win as Fernando Alonso returned to the podium, but what are the conclusions from the Bahrain Grand Prix?
The scores are in. Check out our driver ratings from the first race of the 2023 season in Bahrain.
There were few positives for Ferrari to take from the opening race in Bahrain.
Red Bull and Aston Martin impressed at the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix as Formula 1 began its second season of the ground effect rules introduced in 2022.
Ferrari lost Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso took too long to pass the Mercedes drivers and Carlos Sainz.
Mad at himself for starting the Bahrain GP rom the "city centre", Pierre Gasly enjoyed racing from 20th to ninth.
Lewis Hamilton tells Mercedes there's "serious work to do" but "I believe in you all".
The last time a driver won the opening race and the World title was Nico Rosberg back in 2016.
Sky F1's Ted Kravitz has apologised to Valtteri Bottas for any unintentional offence caused by his weight-loss comment.
Helmut Marko says "there's a reason" the Aston Martin is "most similar to our Red Bull".
Fernando Alonso had a great time racing Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain, after all "I ended up in front".
George Russell can't see anyone beating Red Bull based on their Bahrain form.
After dominating the Bahrain GP, Max Verstappen joked that he and Red Bull are not used to starting a season that way.
Esteban Ocon matched an unenviable record set by Pastor Maldonado during Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix...