September 24, 2023


Only Automotive

Verstappen grows title lead whereas Mercedes exhibits resurgence

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After the primary 9 rounds of the 2023 Formulation 1 World Championship, Purple Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen is the clear chief within the title struggle thanks to 6 wins.

Fellow Purple Bull driver Sergio Perez has delivered way more inconsistent efficiency than his teammate this season however has managed to carry onto second within the rankings. Though exhibiting potential early on, Perez has been hampered within the final three rounds by mishaps throughout qualifying.

In distinction, Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso has delivered good outcomes all through the season, managing to complete on the rostrum 5 occasions, taking third in every of the races run in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Miami, and second within the Monaco Grand Prix. He is at present third within the rankings, separated by simply 9 factors with second-placed Perez.

After a powerful begin to the season, Ferrari is not exhibiting as a lot tempo, which hasn’t been helped by drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz struggling some reliability points and crashes. The other is the case for Mercedes-Benz AMG, which had a rocky begin however managed to considerably elevate its efficiency in latest rounds, notably within the latest spherical in Spain, the place each its drivers made the rostrum. Hamilton made the rostrum in Canada, although Russell retired.

As for the season’s rookies, McLaren’s Oscar Piastri turned the primary to attain factors. Piastri scored 4 factors by ending eighth within the third spherical, the Australian Grand Prix, and added to this in Monaco with an extra level. The opposite rookies are Williams’ Logan Sargeant and AlphaTauri’s Nyck De Vries, neither of which has secored some extent.

Beneath are the 2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings

1) Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing – 195 factors
2) Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing – 126 factors
3) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin – 117 factors
4) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG – 102 factors
5) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari – 68 factors
6) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG – 65 factors
7) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari – 54 factors
8) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin – 37 factors
9) Esteban Ocon, Alpine – 29 factors
10) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri – 15 factors
11) Lando Norris, McLaren – 12 factors
12) Nico Hulkenberg, Haas – 6 factors
13) Oscar Piastri, McLaren – 5 factors
14) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo – 4 factors
15) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo – 4 factors
16) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri – 2 factors
17) Kevin Magnussen, Haas – 2 factors
18) Alexander Albon, Williams – 1 level
19) Logan Sargeant, Williams – 0 factors
20) Nyck De Vries, AlphaTauri – 0 factors

Beneath are the 2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship standings:

1) Purple Bull Racing – 321 factors
2) Mercedes-Benz AMG – 167 factors
3) Aston Martin – 154 factors
4) Ferrari – 122 factors
5) Alpine – 44 factors
6) McLaren – 17 factors
7) Alfa Romeo – 9 factors
8) Haas – 8 factors
9) Williams – 7 factors
10) AlphaTauri – 2 factors

Beneath are the 2023 F1 season race winners:

Bahrain Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing
Australian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing
Miami Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Canceled
Monaco Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
Spanish Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
Canadian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing
Austrian Grand Prix – TBD
British Grand Prix – TBD
Hungarian Grand Prix – TBD
Belgian Grand Prix – TBD
Dutch Grand Prix – TBD
Italian Grand Prix – TBD
Singapore Grand Prix – TBD
Japanese Grand Prix – TBD
Qatar Grand Prix – TBD
United States Grand Prix – TBD
Mexican Grand Prix – TBD
Brazilian Grand Prix – TBD
Las Vegas Grand Prix – TBD
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – TBD

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