Redbull picked up from where they left off last season and claimed maximum points during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Two time world champion Max Verstappen finished the race ahead of his team mate Sergio Perez by 11 seconds.
However the spotlight went to Fernando Alonso as the Spaniard gave Mercedes a run for their money by piping them to a podium finish.
The Aston Martin driver put on impressive laps to take his 99th career podium finish.
Sir Lewis Hamilton came came in fifth after Carlos Sainz Jr who was the only Ferrari driver to finish the race as his team mate Charles Leclerc experienced power loss to the engine thus joined Oscar Piastri (McLaren) and Esteban Ocon (Alpine) who also had to retire from the race.
The teams hope to put the first race woes behind them as they head to the Saudi Arabian grand prix on the Jeddah Street Circuit from 17th March to 19th March, 2023.