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Red Bull secures one-two finish at 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix

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Red Bull Racing dominates the 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix with a one-two finish

Red Bull Racing achieved a remarkable one-two finish at the 2023 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, marking the thirteenth round of the season and concluding the races before the summer break.

Max Verstappen, who had already secured a win in the standalone Sprint race on Saturday, showcased his skill once again during the main event on Sunday. Despite starting from fifth place due to a grid penalty for a gearbox change, Verstappen surged ahead and clinched victory. His teammate, Sergio Perez, started from second on the grid and also put on an impressive performance, finishing 22 seconds behind Verstappen to secure the second position. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, the polesitter, trailed 32 seconds behind the winner, securing the final spot on the podium.

The race commenced with plenty of excitement, as Perez managed to overtake Leclerc on the first lap. However, there was unfortunate contact between Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, leading to their retirements – Piastri was out right at the beginning, and Sainz had to bow out around the midway point.

Verstappen skillfully capitalized on the situation, advancing to fourth place early on, just behind Lewis Hamilton, who held third place behind Perez and Leclerc. On lap six, Verstappen made a successful move on Hamilton, and within three laps, he overtook Leclerc to secure the second position.

The crucial moment came on lap 16 when Verstappen utilized the DRS (Drag Reduction System) on the Kemmel straight to pass his teammate Perez and claim the lead. From there, the reigning world champion maintained a comfortable lead until the end of the race.

Hamilton finished the race in fourth place, but he managed to set the fastest lap of the race after switching to Medium tires on the penultimate lap. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso secured fifth place, followed by Mercedes’ George Russell, who employed a one-stop strategy to secure the sixth position.

With this impressive performance, Verstappen now leads the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with an impressive 314 points. Perez is trailing far behind in second place with 189 points, while Alonso holds the third spot with 149 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing is firmly in the lead with 503 points, followed by Mercedes with 247 points and Aston Martin with 196 points. The teams will now take a well-deserved three-week summer break before returning for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Here are the full results from the 2023 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix:

  1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
  2. Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing (+22.305 seconds)
  3. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari (+32.259 seconds)
  4. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG (+49.671 seconds)
  5. Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin (+56.184 seconds)
  6. George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG (+63.101 seconds)
  7. Lando Norris, McLaren (+73.719 seconds)
  8. Esteban Ocon, Alpine (+74.719 seconds)
  9. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin (+79.340 seconds)
  10. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri (+80.221 seconds)
  11. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri (+83.084 seconds)
  12. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo (+85.191 seconds)
  13. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo (+95.441 seconds)
  14. Alexander Albon, Williams (+96.184 seconds)
  15. Kevin Magnussen, Haas (+101.754 seconds)
  16. Daniel Ricciardo, AlphaTauri (+103.071 seconds)
  17. Logan Sargeant, Williams (+104.476 seconds)
  18. Nico Hulkenberg, Haas (+110.450 seconds)
    NC) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari – Did Not Finish (DNF)
    NC) Oscar Piastri, McLaren – Did Not Finish (DNF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dominance

1. What was the result of the 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix?

Answer: The 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix saw Red Bull Racing securing a one-two finish, with Max Verstappen claiming victory and Sergio Perez finishing second.

2. How did Max Verstappen’s race go in the Belgian GP?

Answer: Max Verstappen had an impressive race, starting from fifth place due to a grid penalty. He recovered quickly, overtaking competitors to win the main event after his previous victory in the Saturday Sprint race.

3. Who finished on the podium in the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix?

Answer: The podium finishers at the 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix were Max Verstappen in first place, Sergio Perez in second place, and Charles Leclerc from Ferrari in third place.

4. Were there any notable incidents during the race?

Answer: Yes, there were incidents at the start, with Carlos Sainz and Oscar Piastri making contact. Unfortunately, both drivers had to retire from the race.

5. What were the standings after the Belgian GP?

Answer: After the Belgian GP, Max Verstappen led the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with 314 points, followed by Sergio Perez in second with 189 points and Fernando Alonso in third with 149 points. Red Bull Racing topped the Constructors’ Championship with 503 points, Mercedes with 247 points, and Aston Martin with 196 points.

6. When will the teams return for the next race?

Answer: After the Belgian GP, the teams will enjoy a three-week summer break before returning for the Dutch Grand Prix.

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