Another Formula 1 race and another Max Verstappen win as the Dutchman took his 17th F1 victory of the season at the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix as he further asserted his dominance in the F1 Driver Standings.
Lando Norris took full advantage of Charles Leclerc not making it to second on the grid as he kept on Verstappen‘s gearbox for a few laps before the Red Bull pulled away to victory.
A scintillating battle between Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso saw the Aston Martin man pip the Red Bull on the line to take third place and the final podium position.
There was also a red flag at the start of the race as Alex Albon‘s Williams careered into the Haas of Kevin Magnussen, sending both cars off at Turn 1.
F1 2023 Driver Standings after Brazilian GP
Verstappen is confirmed as 2023 world champion, and the battle between his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and Hamilton for second place the main focus. The Mercedes man lost ground to the Mexican in the Driver Standings with Perez’s lead now 32 points with two races left.
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||524|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||258|
|4||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||198|
|10||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||63|
|15||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||10|
|17||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||6|
|22||Nyck De Vries||AlphaTauri||0|
F1 2023 Constructor Standings after Brazilian GP
Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Red Bull have already sealed the title, meaning the battle for second between Mercedes and Ferrari is the focus with the gap now just 20 points with two races remaining. Meanwhile, McLaren extended their advantage over Aston Martin to 21 points.