Event: Brazilian Grand Prix
Track: Autodromo Interlagos

Weather:  dry  20.7-19-7°C
Tarmac: dry  47.0-36.0°C
Humidity : 59-60%
Wind : 3.9-2.8 km/h S

Max Verstappen won his 52nd F1 race at the 2023 Brazilian F1 GP today. The Red Bull driver started from pole and won on Interlagos for the second time. It was his 16th win of the season, which is a new all-time record. The Red Bull Racing team scored their 110th race win today.

Verstappen Triumphs in Sao Paulo, Alonso's Dramatic Podium Finish

The 2023 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo was a spectacle of strategic mastery, unexpected twists, and intense wheel-to-wheel racing. Max Verstappen's dominance was evident once again, but the event was far from a straightforward affair.

Verstappen's Victory and Red Bull's Strategy

Max Verstappen, starting from pole, demonstrated why he's the season's favorite. His performance was clinical, leading the pack and managing his tyres expertly. The Red Bull team's strategy played out perfectly, utilizing their tyre choices and adapting to the dynamic race conditions.

Alonso's Astonishing Podium Finish

Fernando Alonso, in his Aston Martin, delivered a race to remember. Fighting off challenges, particularly from Sergio Perez in the closing laps, Alonso showed his racing prowess. His third-place finish was secured by a mere 0.053s, showcasing the razor-thin margins at the top level of motorsport.

Norris' Strong Performance

Lando Norris, driving for McLaren, had an outstanding race. A brilliant start propelled him from sixth to second, a position he held with tenacity. Norris' ability to keep pace with Verstappen was a highlight, though the Red Bull's superiority was evident.

Challenges for Mercedes and Ferrari

It was a challenging day for Mercedes and Ferrari. Mercedes struggled with tyre management, a problem that has been a recurring theme this season. Ferrari faced reliability issues, with Charles Leclerc experiencing hydraulics problems even before the start.

Midfield Battles and Strategy

The midfield saw intense battles, with teams like Alpine and AlphaTauri scoring valuable points. The strategic element was crucial, with tyre choices and pit stop timings making significant differences in the final standings.

Conclusion

The Brazilian Grand Prix was a testament to the skill, strategy, and unpredictability that makes Formula One thrilling. Verstappen's win was a display of his continued dominance, but the real story was the battles throughout the field, particularly Alonso's incredible drive to the podium. As the season nears its end, teams and drivers are pushing their limits, setting the stage for an exciting conclusion to the 2023 championship.

Classification 2023 Brazilian F1 GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:56:48.894 71
1
33
2 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:56:57.171 71
6
26
3 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:57:23.049 71
4
15
4 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull 01:57:23.102 71
9
18
5 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin 01:57:29.739 71
3
10
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari 01:57:39.082 71
7
9
7 10 France Pierre Gasly
France Alpine 01:57:44.987 71
15
6
8 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:57:51.753 71
5
6
9 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri 01:57:58.774 70
16
5
10 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine 01:56:58.735 70
14
1
11 2 United States Logan Sargeant
United Kingdom Williams 01:57:15.102 70
11
0
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United States Haas 01:57:18.854 70
11
0
13 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Italy AlphaTauri 01:57:58.855 70
17
0
14 81 Australia Oscar Piastri
United Kingdom McLaren 01:56:52.530 69
10
0
DNF 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes Cooling 57
15
5
DNF 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa Romeo Technical 39
18
0
DNF 24 China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa Romeo Technical 22
20
0
DNF 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas Crashed 0
12
0
DNF 23 Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams Crashed 0
13
0
DNS 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari Hydraulics 0
2
4

Fastest lap 1:12.486 min by Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60 #4 lap 61 @214.005 km/h

2023 Brazilian F1 GP Results
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11 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2023 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix & Report

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    An unfortunate racing incident between Albon & Haas duo, but yet another unnecessarily excessive red-flagging over something safely manageable under SC neutralization.
    So what if the SC period is something from 5 to 10 laps, still more than enough left for green-flag running.
    Maximizing laps in racing conditions shouldn't be the priority, which is clearly still the case, not to mention this or the many other instances from 2020 onwards weren't even as extreme as, for example, Kubica's shunt in the 2007 Canadian GP, which was perfectly safely manageable under SC among many other extreme cases, especially in Charlie's tenure.
    These suspensions simply cause unnecessarily excessive delays & lengthy overall race times.
    Good that Leclerc could at least move the car beyond a hole to avoid another formation lap, although Ricciardo & Piastri not getting back on the lead lap was baffling.
    Great drive by Alonso, although Mercedes' strategies were weird.

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Good points re red flag vs safety car. Actually, if the kids would behave themselves this type of incident could be controlled by a waving yellow at prior corner & double yellow at incident. But, of course, there is very little flag discipline these days and the kids would muck it up. I suspect the teams welcome the red flag so that they can tear into the cars. That rule should change.

      Otherwise, an entertaining race. Let's hear from the Checo bashers. Not you, Jere, they know who they are. :)

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  2. shroppyfly

    Just how many times can a team mate be told to hold station and not pass your slower tam mate, 3 times it seems, fortunately a well timed alleged engine malfunction of the extremely reliable engine saved any blushes

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  3. The Spy

    In 2000 Italian F1, GP fire marshall Paolo Ghislimberti was struck by a wheel lost from Heinz-Harald Frentzen's Jordan and died at the scene. Just five races later, at the 2001 Australian F1 GP, marshall Graham Beveridge was fatally injured by a wheel from Jacques Villeneuve's car.

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