Moreover, with his triumph at the most recent United States Grand Prix, Verstappen has now accumulated 50 career wins. This places him fifth on the all-time list of F1 drivers with the most wins, trailing only Alain Prost with 51, Sebastian Vettel with 53, Michael Schumacher with 91, and Lewis Hamilton with 103. Given that Verstappen is only 26 years of age, he has ample opportunity to ascend these historic ranks.
This season has been particularly noteworthy for Verstappen, who has claimed victories in 15 out of the 18 races that have taken place. He also set a new Formula 1 record by winning 10 consecutive races, surpassing the previous record of nine set by Sebastian Vettel in 2013, who was also representing Red Bull Racing at the time. With four more races yet to be conducted this season, Verstappen is well-positioned to exceed his own record of 15 wins in a single season, established the previous year.
Red Bull Racing’s dominant performance has not been solely due to Verstappen. The team also secured the 2023 Constructors’ title, finalized following the Japanese Grand Prix in September. Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, has offered a less consistent but nonetheless vital contribution, maintaining his second-place standing in the drivers’ rankings. Despite early promise, including two race wins, Perez has been plagued by several missteps during the qualifying rounds, often compelling him to start from unfavorable grid positions.
In a season filled with surprises, Aston Martin emerged as a notable contender, thanks in part to the efforts of star driver Fernando Alonso. He has claimed podium finishes in six races, including second place in Monaco and the Netherlands.
McLaren has also displayed a marked improvement, especially following a series of upgrades to its cars. After a lackluster first half of the season, drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri have been consistently near the front of the pack in recent races, with multiple podium finishes to their names. Piastri, a rookie, has particularly distinguished himself, earning 83 points and outperforming more seasoned drivers such as Pierre Gasly of Alpine and Valtteri Bottas of Alfa Romeo.
For those monitoring the rookie performances, Piastri stands out as the most successful. Trailing him are Logan Sargeant of Williams and Nyck de Vries of AlphaTauri, the latter of whom was replaced in July by Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo, who had to withdraw from several races due to a wrist injury incurred during a practice session, made his return at the United States Grand Prix.
2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship Standings:
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing – 466 points
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing – 240 points
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG – 201 points
- Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin – 183 points
- Carlos Sainz, Ferrari – 171 points
- Lando Norris, McLaren – 159 points
- Charles Leclerc, Ferrari – 151 points
- George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG – 143 points
- Oscar Piastri, McLaren – 83 points
- Pierre Gasly, Alpine – 56 points
2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship Standings:
- Red Bull Racing – 706 points
- Mercedes-Benz AMG – 344 points
- Ferrari – 322 points
- McLaren – 242 points
- Aston Martin – 236 points
- Alpine – 100 points
- Williams – 26 points
- Alfa Romeo – 16 points
- Haas – 12 points
- AlphaTauri – 10 points
2023 F1 Season Race Winners:
- Bahrain Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
- Australian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
As the final races of the 2023 season approach, the anticipation is palpable. Records are poised to be broken and surprises are still very much in the offing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2023 Formula 1 Season
Who won the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship?
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing secured his third consecutive Formula 1 World Championship following his recent victory at the Qatar Grand Prix.
How many career wins does Max Verstappen have as of the most recent United States Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen has accumulated 50 career wins, ranking him fifth among all F1 drivers in history.
Which team won the 2023 Constructors’ Championship?
Red Bull Racing won the 2023 Constructors’ Championship, with the title being finalized following the Japanese Grand Prix in September.
Who has been the most successful rookie driver in the 2023 F1 season?
Oscar Piastri of McLaren has been the most successful rookie driver this season, accumulating 83 points and outperforming more experienced drivers.
How has Sergio Perez performed in the 2023 season?
Sergio Perez has delivered a less consistent but vital contribution to Red Bull Racing. Despite early promise, including two race wins, Perez has faced several missteps during qualifying rounds, which have often forced him to start from less favorable grid positions.
What has been the surprise performance by a team in the 2023 F1 season?
Aston Martin has been a notable contender, largely due to the efforts of star driver Fernando Alonso, who has claimed podium finishes in six races.
Who replaced Nyck de Vries in AlphaTauri during the 2023 season?
Daniel Ricciardo replaced Nyck de Vries in AlphaTauri during July. Ricciardo had to withdraw from several races due to a wrist injury but returned at the United States Grand Prix.
What record did Max Verstappen break in the 2023 F1 season?
Max Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record by winning 10 consecutive races, surpassing the previous record of nine set by Sebastian Vettel in 2013.
Which team showed a resurgence in performance after upgrades?
McLaren displayed a marked improvement in performance, particularly after a series of upgrades to its cars. Drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri have been consistently near the front of the pack in recent races.
How many races are still left in the 2023 Formula 1 season?
Four more races are yet to be conducted in the 2023 Formula 1 season, providing Max Verstappen with the opportunity to exceed his own record of 15 wins in a single season.
More about 2023 Formula 1 Season
- Official Formula 1 Website
- Max Verstappen’s Career Statistics
- Red Bull Racing Team Profile
- 2023 F1 Season Calendar
- List of F1 World Champions
- McLaren Team Profile
- Aston Martin Team Performance
- Oscar Piastri’s Rookie Season
- 2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship Standings
- Historical F1 Records