RaceFans’ entire 2023 time evaluation


It may not go down in record as an all time common time, but 2023 was absolutely a report-breaking 12 months for the planet championship.

On the last working day of the 12 months, what far better time than to search again at how 2023 performed out on RaceFans.The major tales of 2023

As with each 12 months in Components one, there have been some important information tales that broke through the time. From the FIA kicking off the 12 months by asserting they would open up purposes for an eleventh workforce in Components one to Mercedes asserting both equally Lewis Hamilton and George Russell would keep on being with the workforce until eventually the stop of 2025 to the Qatar Grand Prix staying strike by tyre issues for the next time, these are the major tales to appear out of the 2023 time.

  • FIA to invite entries from prospective new Components one groups
  • Andretti and Cadillac announce strategies to enter Components one
  • Horrific flooding cancelled the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

  • Williams seek the services of Mercedes strategist Vowles as new workforce principal
  • Wounded Stroll to miss out on pre-time screening
  • Hamilton confirms break up from coach Cullen following 7 many years
  • F1 confirms new standalone dash race structure like fifty percent-hour ‘Sprint Shootout’
  • F1 cancels the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix thanks to flooding in Imola
  • Newgarden last but not least statements Indy five hundred victory following a few crimson flags and previous-lap restart
  • Previous Pressure India deputy workforce principal Robert Fernley dies aged 70
  • Hamilton, Sainz and 6 additional penalised as Aston Martin do well in protest
  • F1 reveals report 24-spherical calendar for 2024 with a few Saturday races
  • “More perform to do” on spray guard design and style following Silverstone examThe FIA formally authorised Andretti’s eleventh workforce bid
  • Haas hold Hulkenberg and Magnussen for 2024 F1 time
  • Massa insists he justifies the 2008 title and “most people today concur with me”
  • Hamilton symptoms new offer to continue to be at Mercedes along with Russell to 2025
  • FIA confirms all ten F1 groups complied with 2022 price cap
  • Piastri will get new offer to continue to be at McLaren until eventually 2026
  • FIA reintroduces highest time restrict for all laps in qualifying
  • Pink Bull split report with sixth constructors’ championship get
  • FIA approves Andretti’s bid to enter workforce, F1 will “conduct our possess assessment”
  • F1 tyre fears guide FIA to timetable additional follow session and improve timetable
  • Verstappen wins his 3rd F1 championship as Perez crashes out of dash race
  • Pirelli verified as F1’s formal tyre provider for a few additional many years
  • Stroll gets FIA warning for Code of Ethics breach for shoving mentor
  • Hamilton and Leclerc disqualified from US GP, Sargeant scores very first F1 position
  • Cadillac to enter Components one as seventh electric power device maker in 2028
  • Track repairs, Las Vegas Strip Circuit, 2023The Las Vegas Grand Prix experienced a rocky get started

  • Initially Vegas follow deserted following ten minutes as unfastened drain damages vehicles
  • F1 supporters taken off from grandstands in advance of next follow in Las Vegas
  • Mercedes and Ferrari bosses offered official warnings for swearing in push meeting
  • Miami and Shanghai exchange Spa and Baku on F1’s dash race roster for 2024
  • FIA speedily concludes ‘conflict of interest’ investigation which drew Mercedes’ ire
  • F1 groups banned from performing on 2026 auto models until eventually stop of up coming 12 months

F1 Triviaexclusive interviews

As at any time, RaceFans’ Claire Cottingham was in the paddock through the time, inquiring queries of the motorists, workforce principals and numerous many others associated in the activity. These are the extremely very best distinctive interviews that she supplied for F1 Triviareaders around the 12 months.

    RaceFans' exclusive interview with Formula 1 world champion Max VerstappenTalking with the planet winner

  • Why the creator of ‘Senna’ phone calls his new Ecclestone sequence ‘much additional challenging’
  • How many years in Mercedes’ F1 simulator are “bearing fruit” for Components E rookie Hughes
  • Vandoorne needs Components E vehicles to make motorists search “more like heroes”
  • Ricciardo distinctive: I bought again in the sim and believed: “Have I missing it?”
  • If you read my radio you’d say: ‘Who is this male?’: Albon demanding additional from Williams
  • ‘In an best planet it would have been a less difficult debut’: Piastri talks to RaceFans
  • “Judge me by what you see in a year” – James Vowles on reworking Williams
  • F1’s new Bernie on race-successful method phone calls and having her possibility ‘by accident’
  • Verstappen distinctive: I’m not below to get 7 titles or race until eventually I’m forty
  • Job interview: Russell on preventing for titles and possessing ‘the greatest’ as a workforce mate
  • ‘I owe McLaren a large amount, but not my life’ – Norris on achieving F1 and chasing his very first get
  • Norris spoke candidly in Monza

  • Verstappen distinctive: “My sister almost certainly experienced the identical amount of money of expertise as me”
  • Special: Sargeant on why he need to push “on a knife’s edge” to gain a next time
  • “I did not like heading in the paddock so much”: Hulkenberg on his happier return to F1
  • De Vries completely ready to combat for Components E titles yet again following “hurt” of dropping F1 push
  • Tsunoda on discovering from Ricciardo, fans’ ‘advice’ and dialling down radio rage
  • Why Magnussen finds it “a large amount much easier to be a F1 driver” his next time about
  • ‘Some times I believe ‘why the hell do I do this?’: Steiner on Haas’ upcoming – and Andretti
  • Special: Horner on Pink Bull’s achievements, believing in Perez and why 2024 will be nearer

2023 F1 Driver Rankings

Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2023Perez’s reliable underperforming tanked his ranking…World winner Max Verstappen topped RaceFans’ driver rankings for the 2023 time – for the 3rd consecutive 12 months. Verify out the entire grid position for the time from 22 all the way to the planet winner at selection a person.

  • #22: Nyck de Vries
  • #21: Logan Sargeant
  • #twenty: Sergio Perez
  • #19: Lance Stroll
  • #eighteen: Kevin Magnussen
  • #seventeen: Daniel Ricciardo
  • #sixteen: Liam Lawson
  • #fifteen: Zhou Guanyu
  • #fourteen: Yuki Tsunoda
  • Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2023…but workforce mate Verstappen was the obvious selection a person.

  • #thirteen: Nico Hulkenberg
  • #twelve: Valtteri Bottas
  • #eleven: Esteban Ocon
  • #ten: Pierre Gasly
  • #nine: Carlos Sainz Jnr
  • #eight: George Russell
  • #seven: Oscar Piastri
  • #six: Alexander Albon
  • #five: Lewis Hamilton
  • #four: Charles Leclerc
  • #three: Lando Norris
  • #two: Fernando Alonso
  • #one: Max Verstappen

Grand Prix stories

Right after each grand prix, RaceFans’ race assessments notify a thorough tale of how every race was received – or missing. Recap how every of the 22 rounds of this 12 months performed out with our entire listing of race assessments for the 2023 time.

  • Bahrain – Verstappen confirms the Next Age of Pink Bull as Alonso turns again the clock
  • Saudi Arabia – Perez will get payback in Jeddah but Verstappen denies him championship guide
  • The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne was eventful to say the the very least

  • Australia – Verstappen endures a few crimson flags, two Mercedes and a person slip-up for Melbourne get
  • Azerbaijan – Coronation for ‘King of Baku’ as Perez places Melbourne distress powering him
  • Miami – Really do not simply call it a comeback: Verstappen rates previous Perez to get from ninth
  • Monaco – Rain simply cannot prevent Verstappen etching his identify among the Monaco’s good a number of-winners
  • Spain – Even Pink Bull simply cannot gradual unstoppable Verstappen as his fortieth get will come conveniently
  • Canada – “The new concentrate on is 200”: Verstappen clinches Pink Bull’s century of wins
  • Austria – Pink Bull cut down rivals to irrelevance in property rout overshadowed by penalty farce
  • Wonderful Britain – Norris heroics simply cannot prevent Pink Bull matching McLaren’s historic get streak
  • Hungary – Damaged report, smashed trophy: Verstappen drives Pink Bull to historic heights
  • Belgium – Verstappen makes use of his head – with some cajoling – for emphatic Spa triumph
  • Netherlands – Verstappen defies double Dutch downpours and heads for early coronation
  • Italy – Verstappen proceeds his decimation of Components one by piercing Sainz’s defence
  • Sainz took the only non-Pink Bull get all 12 months in Singapore

  • Singapore – Sainz’s “perfect” weekend finishes Pink Bull’s operate amid previous lap heartbreak for Russell
  • Japan – Verstappen canters to clinch Pink Bull’s title – with no assist from Perez
  • Qatar – Victory is no sweat for winner Verstappen as McLaren transform up the warmth in Qatar
  • United States – Verstappen beats Hamilton for 3rd 12 months functioning in advance of disqualification drama
  • Mexico – Perez breaks hearts, Verstappen breaks report in Mexico
  • Brazil – Verstappen on music with Sao Paulo get as Alonso prevails in podium picture-end
  • Las Vegas – Verstappen denies Leclerc as F1’s Las Vegas breathtaking life up to its billing
  • Abu Dhabi – Mission entire for Verstappen as Ferrari slide limited of their last goal

Dash race stories

With 6 dash rounds in 2023, the dash structure experienced additional of an effect on the championship than at any time in advance of. Here’s how the 6 dash rounds performed out around the time.

  • Baku – Perez passes Leclerc for dash race get, Verstappen 3rd in weakened auto
  • Pink Bull Ring – Verstappen sees off Perez for commanding get in rain-strike dash race
  • Spa-Francorchamps – Verstappen passes Piastri for dash race get as Hamilton earns penalty
  • Losail – Verstappen wins his 3rd F1 championship as Perez crashes out of dash race
  • COTA – Verstappen cruises to clear-cut dash race get forward of Hamilton
  • Interlagos – Verstappen passes and retains off Norris to get Interlagos dash race

Workforce radio highlights

Workforce radio presents a intriguing perception into the internal workings and interactions amongst motorists and their groups. These are the very best of workforce radio deep dives from F1 Triviathis time.

  • Sakhir – “They will eliminate the tyres”: How Alonso took Aston Martin to the podium
  • Jeddah – How Pink Bull managed Perez and Verstappen’s scrap for speediest lap
  • Baku – Ferrari tried using a previous-lap ‘Hail Mary’ perform for Sainz – but their rivals have been completely ready
  • Melbourne – “Got absent with that a person!”: F1 drivers’ unheard reactions to restart chaos
  • Pink Bull Ring – “Don’t f*** it up”: How Verstappen persuaded Pink Bull to make it possible for speediest lap bid
  • Singapore – “Shocking”: How Verstappen experienced one more dire qualifying session
  • Suzuka – Transcript: What Alonso genuinely intended by staying “thrown to the lions”
  • Losail – Assessment: Sargeant’s radio reveals his unpleasant wrestle to stop position-fewer operate
  • Interlagos – Radio transcript: Who received and who missing from a “super-weird” Q3
  • Interlagos – “Follow Fernando’s line” – How Pink Bull tried using every thing to get Perez previous Alonso
  • Las Vegas – “You did not pay attention to me”: Gasly’s annoyance with Alpine was not about workforce orders

F1 Triviatop ten motorists of 2023 (other sequence)

Outside of Components one, there have been numerous exceptional motorists throughout other important solitary seater sequence. In this article, F1 Triviaranked the 10 very best of every of the 4 important solitary-seater sequence outside the house of F1.

  • RaceFans’ Best ten IndyCar motorists of 2023
  • RaceFans’ Best ten Components two motorists of 2023
  • RaceFans’ Best ten FIA Components three motorists of 2023

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