Red Bull were untouchable in the opening race of the 2023 season, not least because they were able to run a more aggressive tyre strategy than their rivals.
One-stop strategies paid off for Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, but Sebastian Vettel suspected his cost Aston Martin sixth place in the championship.
The Safety Car period towards the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix meant the final result didn’t reflect a striking development: Mercedes’ unexpected turn of speed.
Red Bull and Ferrari said Mercedes cost themselves a potential victory for a second race in a row by switching to the hard tyre.
While a two-stop strategy was standard for almost everyone, a single driver took the bold decision to pit once, which paid off.
There was little room for strategic manoeuvring in the shortened Japanese Grand Prix, but a handful of drivers made gains with smart tactics.
Did Mercedes miss a trick by not putting Lewis Hamilton on full wet weather tyres at the start, as he wanted? Here’s all the Singapore Grand Prix data.
Ferrari might have had two cars on the podium at home had it not been for the Safety Car period at the end of the Italian Grand Prix. Here’s all the race data.
Did Mercedes lose a victory by failing to put soft tyres on Lewis Hamilton’s car for the final restart? Here’s all the data from the Dutch Grand Prix.
The raw numbers of Max Verstappen’s scorching run to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix are deeply impressive.
The Hungarian Grand Prix was a strategic puzzle. Teams came up with 11 different answers. Did Ferrari pick one of the wrong ones for Charles Leclerc?
Charles Leclerc’s crash ended his victory hopes and triggered a Safety Car period which created a strategic headache for his team mate.
Having kept the chasing Ferraris at arm’s length throughout the sprint race, Red Bull couldn’t match their rivals on tyre degradation during the grand prix.
Did Ferrari’s strategy cost Charles Leclerc victory at Silverstone? They handled a similar call very differently at the same track four years ago.
A pair of Virtual Safety Car periods in the first third of the Canadian Grand Prix shaped the strategies teams used in a race where a one-stop strategy was possible but the majority of drivers made two.
Would Charles Leclerc have been able to keep Max Verstappen behind if he hadn’t retired? Here’s all the interactive data from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
In the Monaco Grand Prix the crucial question for drivers on a soaked but drying track was not just when to get rid of the wet weather tyres they all had to start on, but what to change to.
Punishingly hot conditions forced drivers towards three-stop strategies at the Circuit de Catalunya. Here’s all the data from the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Miami Grand Prix would have been a straightforward race had the appearance of the Safety Car not played into the hands of a few drivers.
Red Bull thought Ferrari had to pit Charles Leclerc a second time due to tyre degradation, but his team confirmed it was a tactical move.