This triumph marks Verstappen’s 50th career win in Formula 1, as well as his 15th win of the current season. This equals his own single-season record of 15 wins, which he initially set last year. Given that there are four additional races scheduled for this season, the potential for establishing a new record is substantial.
Although Verstappen secured a win in Saturday’s Sprint race, he faced challenges during Friday’s qualifying round. Starting in sixth position, he lagged behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who occupied the pole position, and McLaren’s Lando Norris, who was also near the front.
Lando Norris concluded the race in the second position, followed by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in third. Both drivers advanced one position following the disqualification of Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-Benz AMG, who initially finished just two seconds behind Verstappen. The post-race inspection revealed excessive plank wear on Hamilton’s vehicle, which led to his disqualification. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari also faced disqualification for similar reasons.
As the race commenced, Verstappen quickly advanced to fifth place, surpassing Mercedes’ George Russell. By the fifth lap, he had overtaken Sainz to claim the fourth position and was soon to pass Leclerc. A strategic pit stop on lap 16 allowed Verstappen to get ahead of Hamilton. Eventually, on lap 28, he surpassed Norris, thanks to DRS (Drag Reduction System), taking a lead that he maintained until the end.
Norris, in the latter part of the race, struggled to maintain pace, which allowed Hamilton to close the gap. Hamilton then successfully passed Norris on lap 59.
The race saw the retirement of three drivers: Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin, Oscar Piastri of McLaren, and Esteban Ocon of Alpine—all due to mechanical issues. Daniel Ricciardo of AlphaTauri, who had been absent in the previous rounds due to a wrist injury, completed the race but finished last.
Following this race, Verstappen, who had already secured his third world championship title in the previous Qatar Grand Prix, leads the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with 466 points. His Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez, is second with 240 points, and Hamilton is third with 201 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing has already clinched the title and now has 706 points, followed by Mercedes with 344 points and Ferrari with 322. The upcoming race is the Mexican Grand Prix, scheduled for the forthcoming weekend.
2023 United States Grand Prix Full Results
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
D) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +2.225 seconds
- Lando Norris, McLaren +10.730 seconds
- Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +15.134 seconds
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing +18.460 seconds
D) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari +24.662 seconds
- George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG +24.999 seconds
- Pierre Gasly, Alpine +47.996 seconds
- Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +48.696 seconds
- Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +74.385 seconds
- Alexander Albon, Williams +91.014 seconds
- Logan Sargeant, Williams +87.998 seconds
- Nico Hulkenberg, Haas +89.904 seconds
- Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo +98.601 seconds
- Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo +1 lap
- Kevin Magnussen, Haas +1 lap
- Daniel Ricciardo, AlphaTauri +1 lap
NC) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin – Did Not Finish
NC) Oscar Piastri, McLaren – Did Not Finish
NC) Esteban Ocon, Alpine – Did Not Finish
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2023 United States Grand Prix
What race does the article discuss?
The article discusses the 2023 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Who emerged as the winner of the 2023 United States Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing won the 2023 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
How many career wins does this victory give Max Verstappen?
This victory marks Max Verstappen’s 50th career win in Formula 1.
What significance does this win hold in terms of Max Verstappen’s single-season record?
This is Verstappen’s 15th win of the current season, which equals his own single-season record set the previous year. There are four more races left in the season, offering the possibility of a new record.
Were there any disqualifications after the race?
Yes, both Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-Benz AMG and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari were disqualified following the race. Post-race checks revealed excessive plank wear levels on their cars.
Who finished second and third after the disqualifications?
After the disqualifications, Lando Norris of McLaren finished in second place, and Carlos Sainz of Ferrari finished in third place.
How did the disqualifications affect the championship standings?
The article does not explicitly discuss how the disqualifications affected the championship standings. However, it does state that Max Verstappen currently leads the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with 466 points, followed by his Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez, with 240 points, and Lewis Hamilton with 201 points.
Which drivers retired from the race due to mechanical issues?
Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin, Oscar Piastri of McLaren, and Esteban Ocon of Alpine retired from the race due to mechanical issues.
What is the next race on the Formula 1 calendar?
The next race on the Formula 1 calendar is the Mexican Grand Prix, scheduled for the upcoming weekend.
Who are the current leaders in the Constructors’ Championship?
As of the article’s publication, Red Bull Racing leads the Constructors’ Championship with 706 points. They are followed by Mercedes with 344 points and Ferrari with 322 points.
More about 2023 United States Grand Prix
- 2023 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Official Site
- Red Bull Racing Team Profile
- Max Verstappen Career Statistics
- FIA Regulations on Car Disqualifications
- 2023 Formula 1 Race Calendar
- Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship Standings
- Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship Standings
- Lando Norris McLaren Profile
- Carlos Sainz Ferrari Profile
- Mechanical Issues in Formula 1 Explained