Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing has secured his third consecutive Formula 1 World Championship title, clinching it with his victory at the Qatar Grand Prix in October. The prodigious Dutch driver has elevated his performance, surpassing his previous milestones by establishing two new records this season. Following his triumph at the recent Brazilian Grand Prix, Verstappen has celebrated an unprecedented 17 victories this season, eclipsing the 15-win record he set last year. Additionally, his staggering series of 10 consecutive wins this season has shattered Sebastian Vettel’s nine consecutive wins record from 2013, when Vettel was also under Red Bull’s banner.
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With 52 wins under his belt after the Brazilian Grand Prix, Verstappen is rapidly approaching the record-holders, with only Vettel (53 wins), Michael Schumacher (91 wins), and Lewis Hamilton (103 wins) in front. Given that Verstappen is only 26 years old, his trajectory suggests he might one day lead the tally.
Red Bull Racing, bolstered by Verstappen’s victories and Sergio Perez’s contributions, has also secured the Constructors’ Championship for 2023 as early as the Japanese Grand Prix in September. Perez, despite his second-place standing in the Drivers’ Championship, has faced a season marred by inconsistency, including mishaps in qualifying and collisions in several races, such as his unfortunate crash on the first lap at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Aston Martin emerged as an unexpected contender early in the season, with Fernando Alonso delivering robust performances and achieving podium finishes seven times, securing third place in several Grands Prix and second in Monaco and the Netherlands.
McLaren, not to be outdone, has shown a remarkable turnaround in performance following the introduction of the latest car upgrades. Its drivers, Lando Norris and rookie Oscar Piastri, have consistently challenged the leaders, frequently finding themselves in podium contention.
Among the new entrants, Piastri has distinguished himself as the standout rookie of the season, amassing 83 points and surpassing several seasoned competitors. Meanwhile, other rookies, including Williams’ Logan Sargeant and AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries, have shown potential, with de Vries being replaced in July by the more seasoned Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo, after recovering from a wrist injury sustained in a practice crash, made a comeback at the United States Grand Prix in October, with substitute driver Liam Lawson making a positive impression during his absence.
The current standings for the 2023 F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships are as follows, with the season drawing near its conclusion and only the Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix remaining:
2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship Standings:
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing – 524 points
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing – 258 points
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG – 226 points
- Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin – 198 points
- Lando Norris, McLaren – 195 points
- Carlos Sainz, Ferrari – 192 points
- Charles Leclerc, Ferrari – 170 points
- George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG – 156 points
- Oscar Piastri, McLaren – 87 points
- Lance Stroll, Aston Martin – 63 points
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2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship Standings:
- Red Bull Racing – 782 points
- Mercedes-Benz AMG – 382 points
- Ferrari – 362 points
- McLaren – 282 points
- Aston Martin – 261 points
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2023 F1 Season Race Winners:
- Bahrain GP: Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
- Saudi Arabian GP: Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
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The season has been replete with intense rivalries and spectacular performances, with the upcoming races in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi promising to be the final battlegrounds where the drivers will showcase their prowess and seek to close the season on a high note.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about F1 2023 standings
How many titles has Max Verstappen won in his career?
Max Verstappen has won three Formula 1 World Championship titles consecutively, with his latest victory coming in the 2023 season.
What records did Max Verstappen set in the 2023 F1 season?
In the 2023 F1 season, Verstappen set two records: he achieved 17 race wins in a single season, surpassing the previous record he set the year before, and he secured 10 consecutive wins, breaking Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine.
Who won the 2023 Constructors’ Championship in Formula 1?
Red Bull Racing won the 2023 Constructors’ Championship in Formula 1, aided by Max Verstappen’s dominant performance and contributions from his teammate Sergio Perez.
Which rookie driver stood out in the 2023 F1 season?
Oscar Piastri was the standout rookie driver in the 2023 F1 season, scoring 83 points and performing better than some more experienced drivers.
What are the top five positions in the 2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings?
The top five positions in the 2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings are:
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG
- Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin
- Lando Norris, McLaren
Which team had a significant performance surge late in the 2023 F1 season?
McLaren experienced a significant surge in performance late in the 2023 F1 season after upgrading their cars, with drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri often contending for podium finishes.
More about F1 2023 standings
- 2023 Formula 1 Standings
- Max Verstappen’s Record-Breaking Season
- Red Bull Racing Team’s Success
- McLaren F1 Team Resurgence
- Rookie Oscar Piastri’s Debut Season
- F1 Constructors’ Championship Standings