The 2023 F1 season by the numbers
The GIST: Who else but Red Bull’s Max Verstappen cruised to a record-setting victory in yesterday’s season finale Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but the real race was in the Constructors’ Championship, which saw Mercedes edge out Ferrari for second place.
- With the lights officially out on the 2023 season, let’s look back at the past year, by the numbers.
19: The record number of races Verstappen won this season, smashing his 2022 record of 15. The Dutchman dominated his way to a third straight Drivers’ Championship, which he secured back in October. It’s almost unfair.
1.80: As in 1.80 seconds, the new pit stop standard set by McLaren when the papaya crew serviced fan favorite Lando Norris’s car during the Qatar Grand Prix in October, edging out Red Bull’s previous record of 1.82 seconds. Blink and you’ll miss it.
1: There’ll likely be just one vacant seat (of 20) available for the 2024 season with Williams yet to confirm if they’ll re-sign rookie American Logan Sargeant after his disappointing debut on the circuit. Stay tuned for news on a possible replacement.
278: Spain’s Marta García’s points total en route to becoming the inaugural F1 Academy champion. García won seven of the 21 races in the all-women series’ debut season and next year’s calendar is already looking bigger and better. Can’t wait.