F1 Standings after 2023 Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen took victory at the 2023 Spanish GP, so how do the Formula 1 Drivers' and Constructors Championship standings look?

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Max Verstappen cruised to victory in the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix scoring the maximum 26 points to extend his lead at the top of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship.

With Sergio Perez starting outside the top ten and 39 points back in the standings, Verstappen took full advantage and extended that gap by 14 with an unchallenged lights-to-flag victory.

There was no movement in the championship positions behind him, but Lewis Hamilton‘s superb second place and a rare off-day for Fernando Alonso means the Brit is now just 12 points behind his oldest rival for third.

Zhou Guanyu was the only driver outside the top ten to score any points with that ninth-placed finish doubling his points tally for the season and levelling him up with teammate Valtteri Bottas.

George Russell also gained points on Carlos Sainz, after the Spaniard looked like he might take the lead at the start of the race.

Sainz got a good launch and despite Verstappen closing him off early, still looked to hold it around the outside of the Red Bull.

However, the championship leader gave him very little room to play with and had the pace on the exit of the corner to hold the lead. From then on it was a procession at the front, as Verstappen notched his fifth win of the season, from seven rounds.

Lights out at the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix | Peter Fox/Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

F1 2023 Drivers’ Standings after Spanish GP

PosDriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull170
2Sergio PerezRed Bull117
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin99
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes87
5George RussellMercedes65
6Carlos SainzFerrari58
7Charles LeclercFerrari42
8Lance StrollAston Martin35
9Esteban OconAlpine25
10Pierre GaslyAlpine15
11Lando NorrisMcLaren12
12Nico HulkenbergHaas6
13Oscar PiastriMcLaren5
14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo4
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo4
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri2
17Kevin MagnussenHaas2
18Alex AlbonWilliams1
19Nyck de VriesAlphaTauri0
20Logan SargeantWilliams0

F1 2023 Constructors’ Standings after Spanish GP

With steadiness in the drivers’ championship, there is movement between the constructors. Mercedes leapfrog Aston Martin for second place after leaving the Monaco GP just a point behind the Silverstone-based team.

It will be a battle to watch going forward as Mercedes‘ upgrades start to pay dividends, while there’s no denying they have the stronger driver lineup. Starting ahead of his teammate for the first time this season, Lance Stroll wasn’t able to fight at the front and ended up falling back into Alonso.

The Spaniard sportingly held station in the closing stages but could’ve easily taken sixth place, he even had time to wave to his home support on the final lap.

That’s the only major change, while Zhou‘s two points mean Alfa Romeo are now level on points with Haas, the American team lead courtesy of Nico Hulkenberg‘s seventh place in Melbourne.

PosTeamPoints
1Red Bull287
2Mercedes152
3Aston Martin134
4Ferrari100
5Alpine40
6McLaren17
7Haas8
8Alfa Romeo8
9AlphaTauri2
10Williams1

What is the next F1 2023 race?

Fans look on at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix | Mathias Kniepeiss/Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

With the F1 circus finished in Spain, the next race is the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix which will be held at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal over the weekend of June 16-18.

Adam Dickinson
Adam Dickinson
An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport, and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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