2023 Formulation 1 Brazilian Grand Prix highlights




Max Verstappen put in an assured drive to take a dominant victory within the 2023 Formulation 1 Brazilian Grand Prix, making it a record-breaking seventeenth win for the world champion in 2023.

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There was drama even earlier than the race had acquired underway when Charles Leclerc went off on the formation lap after shedding the hydraulics, forcing him to retire. When the lights went out, Verstappen made a clear begin into the lead, however a heavy collision between Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen behind resulted within the crimson flags being thrown.

It was one other sturdy getaway from Verstappen on the restart, who resisted a problem from Norris to carry P1 earlier than clinching his second win of the weekend after popping out on prime in Saturday’s Dash. Norris claimed a stable second place, whereas Alonso accomplished the rostrum after holding off Sergio Perez in an exciting battle to the road.

Lance Stroll added to Aston Martin’s tally by taking fifth, forward of the only real Ferrari runner, Carlos Sainz, in sixth. Pierre Gasly led Alpine in seventh, whereas Lewis Hamilton ended a troublesome day for Mercedes in P8. Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon rounded out the highest 10.

Logan Sargeant missed factors in P11, and Nico Hulkenberg ended up in twelfth, with each drivers working solo for his or her respective groups.

Daniel Ricciardo and Oscar Piastri had been the final to cross the road in P13 and P14. The Australian pair had every suffered harm within the first-corner incident however had been capable of have their automobiles repaired in the course of the crimson flag interval.

There have been a number of retirements from the race, with George Russell pressured to pit owing to an oil temperature situation after a difficult afternoon. On the similar time, the Alfa Romeo duo of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu recorded a DNF resulting from technical issues.

Magnussen and Albon had been out following their first lap crash, whereas Leclerc recorded a DNF resulting from his formation lap exit.

Mario Isola, Motorsport Director, Pirelli:

It was an action-packed race, even earlier than the beginning! Finally, the dominant drive this season, Max Verstappen, took the win, however there was loads of pleasure, and the way! Norris performed his half, exhibiting nice tempo in order that he completed not that far behind the Purple Bull driver after which Alonso and Perez had the gang going wild with their duel within the closing levels. On the similar time, there have been additionally loads of different thrilling battles all through the race. All this on a monitor that may be very laborious on tyres, with vital degradation, in order that the drivers needed to work laborious to handle them, but it surely actually didn’t cease them from overtaking their rivals even in direction of the tip of the stints.

2023 Formula 1 Brazilian GP

Technique and tyre utilization confirmed our predictions going into the race. The 2-stop was the popular selection of most drivers, whereas the Tender was the tyre that noticed probably the most use. In very related climate to what we had in yesterday’s Dash, the C4, though requiring cautious administration, proved that, total, it carried out higher than the C3, primarily as a result of it ensured higher grip and slid much less. Nearly everybody used the Medium within the center stint, with lap numbers just like these on the Softs.

How the race was gained from the tyre standpoint:

For the beginning, 19 drivers had chosen the Tender, with seven of them going for a brand new set of C4. Sargeant was the one driver to begin on the Medium. For the restart, after the primary lap accident, which concerned Albon, Magnussen, Piastri, Ricciardo and Hulkenberg, two drivers determined to vary their strategy to the race: Piastri went from Tender to Medium whereas Sargeant went in the wrong way.

Of the 17 drivers lined up for the second begin, solely Ocon made three stops, utilizing three units of C4 and certainly one of C3. Everybody else went for the two-stop, with 15 drivers following the sequence C4-C3-C4, whereas Piastri used two units of Tender after his first stint on the Medium.

Norris did the longest stint on the Medium (32 laps), and Piastri prolonged a Tender time period probably the most, going for 28 laps.

2023 Formula 1 Brazilian GP

One attention-grabbing reality: the crimson flag on lap three allowed two drivers – Sargeant and Hulkenberg – to finish all the race utilizing solely the Tender compound.

What’s subsequent?


After a break of 41 years, Formulation 1 returns to Las Vegas and a model new monitor. From 16 to November 18, the automobiles will sort out the 6.201-kilometre avenue circuit that passes a number of the most iconic landmarks on the well-known Strip. For the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the compound choice is as follows: C3 as P Zero White laborious, C4 as P Zero Yellow medium and C5 as P Zero Purple mushy.

2023 Formulation 1 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Outcomes

Pos No Driver Nation Staff Time Factors Total
1. 1 Max Verstappen Netherlands Purple Bull Racing 1:35:21.362 25 466
DQ 44 Lewis Hamilton Nice Britain Mercedes-AMG Petronas +2.225s 0 201
2. 4 Lando Norris Nice Britain Mclaren Racing +10.730s 18 159
3. 55 Carlos Sainz Spain Scuderia Ferrari +15.134s 15 171
4. 11 Sergio Perez Mexico Purple Bull Racing +18.460s 12 240
DQ 16 Charles Leclerc Monaco Scuderia Ferrari +24.662s 0 151
5. 63 George Russell Nice Britain Mercedes-AMG Petronas +24.999s 10 143
6. 10 Pierre Gasly France Alpine F1 Staff +47.996s 8 56
7. 18 Lance Stroll Canada Aston Martin F1 Staff +48.696s 6 53
8. 22 Yuki Tsunoda Japan Scuderia AlphaTauri +74.385s 5 8
9. 45 Alexander Albon Thailand Williams Racing +86.714s 2 25
10. 2 Logan Sargeant USA Williams Racing +87.998s 1 1
11. 27 Nico Hulkenberg Germany Haas F1 Staff +89.904s 0 9
12. 77 Valtteri Bottas Finland Alfa Romeo F1 Staff +98.601s 0 10
13. 24 Zhou Guanyu China Alfa Romeo F1 Staff +1 lap 0 6
14. 20 Kevin Magnussen Denmark Haas F1 Staff +1 lap 0 3
15. 3 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Scuderia AlphaTauri +1 lap 0 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso Spain Aston Martin F1 Staff +49.032s DNF 183
NC 81 Oscar Piastri Australia McLaren Racing +4.833s DNF 83
NC 31 Esteban Ocon France Alpine F1 Staff +62.390s DNF 44

2023 Constructor Standings

Listed below are the team-by-team highlights:

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