Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing claimed an authoritative victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. This event, staged at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, marked the 21st round of the 2023 F1 World Championship.
This triumph brings Verstappen’s win count for the season to an impressive 17, establishing a new record with the potential to increase as two more races remain on the schedule.
Despite securing the season’s championship titles, Verstappen and his team showed no signs of complacency. His dominance was evident from the outset as he clinched pole position during Friday’s qualifying and took the win at Saturday’s Sprint race.
Lando Norris of McLaren exhibited a commendable performance, finishing second, approximately eight seconds adrift of Verstappen. Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin also made a strong showing, coming in third place, though trailing the leader by 34 seconds.
The Brazilian Grand Prix was not without its share of pre-race drama, as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc spun out during the formation lap due to a hydraulic failure, which led to his early retirement. At the start, Verstappen made a clean getaway, briefly contested by Norris, before establishing a comfortable lead.
The event saw further upheaval when Alex Albon of Williams and Kevin Magnussen of Haas were involved in a significant collision, resulting in both drivers bowing out early and the deployment of red flags. Damage from the incident also affected McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and AlphaTauri’s Daniel Ricciardo, necessitating pit stops for repairs.
After a restart with a standing grid, Norris once more attempted to challenge Verstappen but was unable to sustain the pressure and fell back. Technical issues plagued the Mercedes-Benz AMG team; George Russell withdrew from the race due to an oil temperature problem, and Lewis Hamilton reported recurring difficulties with his vehicle, although he managed to press on. Technical faults also led to retirements for Alfa Romeo drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.
Post-race standings show Verstappen’s commanding lead in the 2023 Drivers’ Championship with 524 points. Red Bull colleague Sergio Perez holds second place with 258 points, and Lewis Hamilton is in third with 226 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull is in the lead with 782 points, with Mercedes in second at 382 points and Ferrari in third with 362 points. The forthcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix, set to occur in two weeks, is the next event on the F1 calendar.
Below are the complete results of the 2023 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix:
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
- Lando Norris, McLaren +8.277 seconds
- Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin +34.155 seconds
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing +34.208 seconds
- Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +40.845 seconds
- Carlos Sainz, Ferrari +50.188 seconds
- Pierre Gasly, Alpine +56.093 seconds
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG +62.859 seconds
- Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +69.880 seconds
- Esteban Ocon, Alpine +1 lap
- Logan Sargeant, Williams +1 lap
- Nico Hulkenberg, Haas +1 lap
- Daniel Ricciardo, AlphaTauri +1 lap
- Oscar Piastri, McLaren +2 laps
NC) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG – DNF
NC) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo – DNF
NC) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo – DNF
NC) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari – DNF
NC) Kevin Magnussen, Haas – DNF
NC) Alexander Albon, Williams – DNF
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brazilian Grand Prix 2023
How many wins does Max Verstappen have in the 2023 F1 season after the Brazilian Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen has achieved a total of 17 wins in the 2023 F1 season following his victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Who finished in second and third place at the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix?
Lando Norris of McLaren finished in second place, while Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin secured third place at the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Were there any incidents during the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix?
Yes, there were several incidents, including Charles Leclerc’s retirement due to hydraulic issues and a significant crash involving Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen, which caused a red flag and ended both drivers’ races.
What issues did the Mercedes-Benz AMG team face during the Brazilian Grand Prix?
George Russell had to retire because of an oil temperature issue, and Lewis Hamilton reported multiple problems with his car, though he was able to continue.
What are the standings in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships after the Brazilian Grand Prix?
As of the Brazilian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen leads the Drivers’ Championship with 524 points, and Red Bull Racing tops the Constructors’ Championship with 782 points.
More about Brazilian Grand Prix 2023
- 2023 Formula 1 Standings
- Brazilian Grand Prix Highlights
- Max Verstappen’s 2023 Season Performance
- F1 Technical Issues and Race Incidents Analysis
- Autódromo José Carlos Pace Track Information