Max Verstappen extended his lead at the top of the drivers’ championship with a Miami masterclass, recovering from ninth on the grid to score a crucial win over polesitter Sergio Perez.
It was a winner-takes-all showdown between the Red Bull pair, and had Perez held onto victory he would’ve left Florida level on points with his teammate but ahead on the number of wins.
However, it wasn’t to be and Verstappen opens up a 14-gap at the top of the standings. Elsewhere, Fernando Alonso strengthened his grip on third in the championship with another podium, making up for his miss in Azerbaijan.
F1 2023 Drivers’ Standings after Miami GP
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||119|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||105|
|3||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||75|
|8||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||27|
|13||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||4|
|15||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||2|
|20||Nyck de Vries||AlphaTauri||0|
F1 2023 Constructors’ Standings after Miami GP
Red Bull extend their lead at the top of the world championship, they have more points than the next two teams combined. No teams switched positions after this race.