Another Formula 1 race and another Max Verstappen victory as the Dutchman came from second on the grid, and worked through a five-second penalty to take victory at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix and stamp his dominance in the F1 Driver Standings.
Charles Leclerc started on pole position for Ferrari, but lost the lead at Turn 1 on Lap 1, and despite Verstappen being given a penalty for the move, the Red Bull driver still came through the field to take the win.
After taking advantage of an early safety car, Sergio Perez raced through the field and was in second place going into the final lap, but Leclerc dived up the inside of the Red Bull in the final corner and took second.
F1 2023 Drivers’ Standings after Las Vegas GP
Victory at the 2023 Las Vegas GP moves Verstappen a whopping 276 points ahead of his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, who has now sealed second in the drivers’ championship, after he opened up a 41 point gap to Lewis Hamilton.
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||549|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||273|
|4||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||200|
|10||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||73|
|15||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||10|
|17||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||6|
|22||Nyck De Vries||AlphaTauri||0|
F1 2023 Constructors’ Standings after Las Vegas GP
Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Red Bull extended their advantage over Mercedes to 430 points thanks to a one-two finish, as Mercedes themselves have a slender lead of just four points to Ferrari with one race to go. McLaren also saw their lead over Aston Martin fall to just 11 points.