The final race of 2023 encapsulated the season: Max Verstappen won as he pleased, but the fight for second place delivered action until the last lap.
Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez put on a riveting fight for the lead as Formula 1 returned to Las Vegas.
Max Verstappen sang his way home after another dominant drive, but his team mate was denied a podium return by an inspired Fernando Alonso.
A hero-to-zero move by Sergio Perez at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix left Max Verstappen clear to claim a record-breaking win.
Max Verstappen had to work hard for his 50th career victory, but Lewis Hamilton’s heroic efforts to catch him were all for nought.
Max Verstappen kept his cool in oppressively hot conditions to win the Qatar Grand Prix as McLaren showed they can race the champion hard.
Max Verstappen controlled the Japanese Grand Prix to secure the constructors’ crown for Red Bull while his team mate endured a race to forget.
“One day we’re going to get beaten” said Red Bull’s Christian Horner after their 15th win in a row at Monza. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jnr realised his prophecy in Singapore.
Carlos Sainz Jnr fought valiantly for Ferrari at Monza but nothing could stop Max Verstappen scoring a historic 10th win in a row.
An early shower put his team mate briefly in the lead, but nothing ever looked like stopping Max Verstappen from taking his ninth win in a row.
Max Verstappen extended his winning streak at Spa despite clashing with his race engineer over their priorities during the grand prix.
Max Verstappen dominated the Hungarian Grand Prix, scoring a record-breaking 12 consecutive win for Red Bull by over half a minute.
McLaren’s upgrades put Lando Norris in the fight for victory but couldn’t stop Red Bull equalling their historic wins streak in Silverstone.
Any hopes Red Bull’s rivals had of challenging them was shattered by Max Verstappen’s speed on their home track, where he swept to his fifth win in a row.
Max Verstappen was unstoppable in Spain, delivering his most dominant win of the season so far, while Mercedes made good on their revised car’s promise.
Max Verstappen dominated the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position despite a sudden rain shower which caused him to touch the barrier twice.
Sergio Perez enjoyed an eight-place head-start on his team mate, but Max Verstappen scorched through the field to win the Miami Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez became the first Formula 1 driver to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix twice, capitalising on a Safety Car disruption to cut his team mate’s championship lead.
Max Verstappen won again in Melbourne as multiple restarts and a renewed threat from Mercedes threatened to wrong-foot the reigning champion.
Sergio Perez tasted victory in Jeddah and made amends for his misfortune last year, while Max Verstappen completed a Red Bull one-two from 15th on the grid.