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Max Verstappen Triumphs in Penalty-Filled 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix

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2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix

This past weekend saw Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing excel at the 2023 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, held at the Red Bull Ring, marking the tenth round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship.

Claiming victory in both the pole and the Sprint race, the reigning world champion also took home the top prize in the main event, leaving Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez trailing in second and third place, respectively. In the final third of the race, Verstappen established a 24-second lead, allowing him the opportunity to pit for a fresh set of soft tires and secure the bonus point for the fastest lap.

The race began with Verstappen and Leclerc leading the grid, followed by Carlos Sainz of Ferrari and Lando Norris of McLaren. Perez, meanwhile, started 15th due to a poor qualifying round. He missed Q3 for the fourth consecutive weekend as all his Q2 laps were discarded due to track limits violations, where the car completely crosses the track’s white boundary line.

Eight drivers faced time penalties during the race for similar track limits violations, including Sainz, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-Benz AMG, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon from Alpine, Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant of Williams, and AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries and Yuki Tsunoda.

The 2023 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

Additional drama included Tsunoda colliding with one of the Alpines at the start of the race, damaging his front wing and necessitating the safety car’s deployment for debris removal. Later in the race, the virtual safety car had to be employed when Haas’ Nico Hülkenberg had to bow out due to power unit problems.

For Ferrari, this race showcased the effectiveness of their recent enhancements, including newly designed front wing and floor. Both drivers were able to maintain a strong race pace consistently.

Sainz showed his progress in tire management with some striking overtakes, and Leclerc clinched his first podium finish of the season.

With this weekend’s results, Verstappen takes a commanding lead in the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with a tally of 229 points, followed by Perez with 148 points. In third place is Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso with 131 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull takes the lead with 377 points, followed by Mercedes with 178 points and Aston Martin with 175 points. The British Grand Prix is the next race, scheduled for the coming weekend.

Max Verstappen at the 2023 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Photo credit: Getty Images

Here are the complete results of the 2023 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix:

  1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
  2. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari +5.155 seconds
  3. Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing +17.188 seconds
  4. Lando Norris, McLaren +26.327 seconds
  5. Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin +30.317 seconds
  6. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +31.377 seconds
  7. George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG +48.403 seconds
  8. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +49.196 seconds
  9. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +59.043 seconds
  10. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri +67.667 seconds
  11. Alexander Albon, Williams +79.767 seconds
  12. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo +1 lap
  13. Logan Sargeant, Williams +1 lap
  14. Esteban Ocon, Alpine +1 lap
  15. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo +1 lap
  16. Oscar Piastri, McLaren +1 lap
  17. Nyck De Vries, AlphaTauri +1 lap
  18. Kevin Magnussen, Haas +1 lap
  19. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +1 lap
  20. Nico Hulkenberg, Haas – DNF

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix

Who won the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix?

Max Verstappen from Red Bull Racing won the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix.

Which team does the winner of the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix represent?

Max Verstappen, the winner of the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix, represents Red Bull Racing.

Who came second and third in the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix?

Charles Leclerc from Ferrari came second, while Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen’s teammate from Red Bull Racing, came third.

How many drivers received time penalties during the race?

A total of eight drivers received time penalties during the race due to track limit violations.

Who currently leads the 2023 Drivers’ Championship after the Austrian Grand Prix?

After the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen leads the 2023 Drivers’ Championship.

Which team currently leads the 2023 Constructors’ Championship after the Austrian Grand Prix?

Red Bull Racing is currently leading the 2023 Constructors’ Championship after the Austrian Grand Prix.

When and where is the next race after the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix?

The next race after the 2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix is the British Grand Prix, which is scheduled for the following weekend.

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7 comments

HamiltonFan1 July 3, 2023 - 11:02 am

Hamilton needs to step it up, Mercedes needs to get their act together! We can’t let Red Bull dominate like this.

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PrancingHorseFan July 3, 2023 - 12:38 pm

Happy to see Ferrari showing some pace. The upgrades seem to be working. Now, if only we could get a win…

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RedBullFan21 July 3, 2023 - 2:17 pm

Verstappen is on fire!! He’s proving why he’s the reigning world champ. But, those track limits were a bit of a mess, ain’t it?

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PetrolHead99 July 3, 2023 - 8:25 pm

Man, that’s a tough race, felt bad for Perez. Qualifying’s been rough on him. Hope he bounces back soon!

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F1Fanatic July 4, 2023 - 1:11 am

Wow, Verstappen’s really killing it this year! I mean, leading with such a gap is jus insane! Go Max, go!

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VroomLover July 4, 2023 - 1:14 am

I was there, right in the middle of the action! The atmosphere was electric, cant describe it, you gotta be there to get it.

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RaceJunkie July 4, 2023 - 6:34 am

Next is British GP, my home race. Hope it’s going to be a cracker, cant wait!! Let’s see how things turn out.

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