Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2023

2023 Mexican Grand Prix race result and championship points

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Max Verstappen has won the Mexican Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.

11Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda RBPTRB19
244Lewis HamiltonMercedesW14
316Charles LeclercFerrariSF-23
455Carlos Sainz JnrFerrariSF-23
54Lando NorrisMcLaren-MercedesMCL60
663George RussellMercedesW14
73Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri-Honda RBPTAT04
881Oscar PiastriMcLaren-MercedesMCL60
923Alexander AlbonWilliams-MercedesFW45
1031Esteban OconAlpine-RenaultA523
1110Pierre GaslyAlpine-RenaultA523
1222Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Honda RBPTAT04
1327Nico HulkenbergHaas-FerrariVF-23
1477Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-FerrariC43
1524Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo-FerrariC43
162Logan SargeantWilliams-MercedesFW45
1718Lance StrollAston Martin-MercedesAMR23
DNF14Fernando AlonsoAston Martin-MercedesAMR23
DNF20Kevin MagnussenHaas-FerrariVF-23
DNF11Sergio PerezRed Bull-Honda RBPTRB19

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Max Verstappen leads the drivers championship by 251 points from Sergio Perez after the Mexican Grand Prix.

2023 F1 drivers championship standings

PositionDriverPointsGap to leader
1Max Verstappen491
2Sergio Perez240251
3Lewis Hamilton220271
4Carlos Sainz Jnr183308
5Fernando Alonso183308
6Lando Norris169322
7Charles Leclerc166325
8George Russell151340
9Oscar Piastri87404
10Pierre Gasly56435
11Lance Stroll53438
12Esteban Ocon45446
13Alexander Albon27464
14Valtteri Bottas10481
15Nico Hulkenberg9482
16Yuki Tsunoda8483
17Daniel Ricciardo6485
18Zhou Guanyu6485
19Kevin Magnussen3488
20Liam Lawson2489
21Logan Sargeant1490
22Nyck de Vries0491

Points available over remaining rounds: 86

2023 F1 constructors championship standings

PositionTeamPointsGap to leader
1Red Bull731
5Aston Martin236495
9Alfa Romeo16715

Points available over remaining rounds: 147

Standings with 19 out of 22 races complete.

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33 comments on “2023 Mexican Grand Prix race result and championship points”

  1. Never loved Norris and Hamilton, but they utterly smashed their teammates today (Leclerc was also miles better than his teammate before the red flag). Great drive by Ricciardo. Wish Yuki had shown some patience. Honorable mention to Nico for keeping his car in contention for so long.

    Have to say this was a typical example where the usual suspects were crashing and making questionable moves.

    1. +1 piastri was solid until the incident and still has lessons to learn in tyre management. His attitude and pace tell me he’ll be in F1 for a long time

      Russell has been so disappointing the last few rounds. Similar to last week Hamilton is on a solid podium drive while he’s battling around the 5-7 spots.

      They had the same tyres on the last stint and Russell was right with Hamilton at the restart. Hamilton pulled 28 seconds on him! 28 in 35 laps. Any way you put it that’s super poor from Russell.

      1. Yeah, Russell had a shocker today. Hamilton had enough tyre life left to set the fastest lap on the last time round, while George had chewed up his tyres so badly he was having to defend like crazy from an AlphaTauri.

      2. George Russell tried very hard to overtake Carlos, that cannot have been good for his tyres. On the other hand I was surprised by the flap on those very old mediums.

  2. Perez’s & Tsunoda’s similar impatience cost both, while Sargeant had another decent race.
    Ricciardo is my DOTW & DOTD choice, but a small pity that Hulk’s good defensive drive didn’t bring a single point in the end.

    1. FIA really needs to stop with excessive red-flagging over techpro replacement process, though.

      1. Half an hour safety car would have been worse. Red flag was the right decision.

        Allowing repairs and tire change under red flag is the issue, its just bad rules. Cars doing changes should be forced to start from the pitlane at restart.

        1. Max, I do find it strange that cars can change tyres etc under a red flag, but SC also seems strange that some cars get free pit stops and it skews the result.

        2. @madmax What an exaggeration by you trying to argument in favor.
          The SC period would’ve been 5-6 laps long at max, so nothing bad in losing several laps to neutralization, especially around the midway point, & maximizing laps under racing conditions is an unjustified argument anyway.
          Max couldn’t have been more spot-on when he could that a joke.

          1. I somehow managed to type ‘could’ instead of ‘called’

      2. I agree on the TechPro aspect as just because it’s a little skewed in an area where only a freak accident like Kevin’s would send the car anyway. However, this is one of the only RFs all season long I don’t blame the FIA for. Kevin’s car left a mess and it was going to take a long time to clean up all that crap.

      3. I think this is one of the few occasions I agree with a red flag, the damage to the circuit and debris was fair enough also I’m not sure having the cars circling behind the safety car for 15-20 minutes is wise in the hot conditions. I don’t think there were any massive winners/losers from the red flag either for a change.

    2. @jerejj what’s your justification for voting Ricciardo as DOTD? When he started 4th and finished 7th, behind a driver who started 17th and finished 5th.

      1. Ross Williamson
        30th October 2023, 0:38

        The driver that started 17th has had one of the best performing cars on the grid over the past 6 races, it should never have been in p17 in the first place. The alpha tauri however has been one of the worst performing cars, and probably shouldn’t have been mixing it with the likes of the mercs and Ferraris.

      2. You seem to just loathe Ricciardo.

        1. I believe he’s one of the most overrated drivers on the current grid, yes.
          Used to be good when he was at Red Bull, has been nowhere since.

          1. Rewatch his highlights reel. Every single one of his GP wins has come in a car that was far from the best. You believe he’s overrated, purely because he’s spent years in a car that magnified a negative trait of his driving style (and yes given the opportunity he still dragged it over the line first). There have been tons of articles written about the specifics. The Renault years, first year was learning a new car and team, the second year he dragged some stellar performances out of an underpowered and under developed car, even managed to keep the team around him when they knew he was headed to McLaren. The fact that RBR & Alpha Tauri have been able to seemingly get him back to his best should be a massive wake up call for McLaren about how they interact with their drivers ( not for nothing it appeared that Ricciardo was suffering from depression at the end of the McLaren stint). Their car didn’t miraculously improve when Dan left, it improved when James Key left, and its still apparently far from easy for their current drivers to deal with.

          2. He destroyed Vettel in his 2nd season, was the only driver to ever beat Max, destroyed both his teammates at Renault and then struggled with a McLaren that was the opposite in every area in what he was used to and what he wanted. So, you can say he has a major weakness in adapting, but there’s no good reason to say he’s the most overrated driver on grid when no one is saying he’s amazing yet. Just that he showed his old pace, which was legitimately great.

            So, unless you think Max sucks too, you can’t say he’s the most overrated driver on the grid. But it seems like you have a personal dislike him that is driving exaggerated criticism.

  3. it was generally a bad day for the B drivers. Even George

    1. Sums it up well.

    2. Yup, except for Gasly, the usual suspects were producing all the debris.

  4. Perez for sure is doing everything within his power to lose this 2nd place.

    1. Now at least we can say both he and hamilton had a race where they were well placed at turn 1 and crashed out, so that evens out, now if hamilton ends up around 20 points or less behind perez, we can say he lost 2nd place (which would be an achievement this year) due to the disqualification in austin, where I’m pretty sure the illegal plank didn’t give him any considerable advantage, because if you compare him to russell, the gap you had in austin was similar to what you had here; was what I said back then too: it’s not unthinkable hamilton on a good day and russell on a bad day could have such a gap, even without the plank situation.

  5. Given the full course yellow flag fell immediately, didnt the rescue take too long to reach Magnussen?

    1. Yes. Yellow and then the safety car call was very quick. Safety car was slow. Was it an Aston-Martin this week?

      1. Mercedes.

      2. Ahah, that’s a fun comment anyway, considering the aston martin’s performance this week!

  6. Clean, good race, Quality effort by Mercedes to let Hamilton push at his pace instead of taking dodgy strategies, Russell looked second hand, but thats probably because he was working against one of the best drivers out of the corner, in Sainz, and probably someone who had better pace than his teammate, Charles. But good team effort from Ferrari, Russell pushed too hard against Sainz for too long. Best drives would be Norris and Sainz, I would say great race by Hamilton, but to be honest, it was almost a stroll.

    That straight line limitation for mercedes is destroying their strategies and tire options during pit stops, it just has to be fixed for them to have a good shot at wins,

    1. It’s going to be a long career for George if Lewis can get by Leclerc who easily shaded Carlos, but George can’t get by Sainz in identical circumstances.

      1. +1 Nick.

        Leclerc had the pace to drop Sainz twice. Hamilton made the move stick on the faster driver while Russell struggled to pass Sainz.

      2. Not an excuse but Russell fell to pieces because he made a rookie mistake of ruining his tires and I’m sure his temps getting suckered by Sainz down the straight lap after lap. Anyone waching the race would know he was roasting his tires and engine and it would end badly. Really poor race craft. .

  7. Lewis steadily rising up towards the second position in the standings – take out the DSQ in America and he’d have caught up with Checo more or less.
    George – what happened? So much promise earlier on, but since the new package he’s been nowhere near Lewis in the same machinery. The highs of last season look so distant now.
    Ferrari – great quali pace, but what happens on race day?
    Checo, poor Checo. He looks so second-rate next to Max in that car…amazing, the gulf between their respective performances.
    All in all, a good race, enjoyable.
    Ok, Lando was amazing as well.

    1. Yes, and I’m absolutely convinced the illegal car didn’t give him any advantage in terms of points (leaving his 2nd place as valid in austin) because he was fighting for verstappen and didn’t make it, but had great margin on the others and his margin on russell was similar this race, so as I see it nothing weird happened performance wise in austin.

      He still has an outside chance for 2nd place, he needs to have some decent races where he scores podiums or 4th places, which might be possible depending on mclaren’s pace, as basically position 1 is locked by verstappen and then it’s the ferraris, mclarens and mercedes in the mix, and if the car’s pace is similar I’m confident on hamilton having the measure of sainz, piastri and russell, and then we have the perez unknown factor, I think lately even in his better races he struggled to come 2nd, but maybe could mix it with hamilton on a good race, so if hamilton gets a 3rd, 4th and 5th place with maybe a fastest lap he would get 38 points and if perez has a 4th place and a retirement it could be all to play for in the last race.

      But obviously an underperforming perez is needed to have any sort of battle and hamilton can’t afford to crash out again.

      Yes, russell has been disappointing in recent times, and I’m also curious about the ferrari vs mercedes battle: 22 points in the constructor championship aren’t many at all, I think it’s mercedes’ to lose atm, but since they generally occupy the same positions, a retirement could make the difference.

      Mclaren obviously gave up with catching ferrari\merc, it was a tall order anyway, but seem to have secured 4th place given aston martin’s form, and alonso is unfortunately losing several places now with how bad aston martin has become, to think he had a real chance of 2nd earlier in the season.

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