Formula One

F1 Standings: Who has the most points in the 2023 season?

The 2023 F1 season is officially on. Max Verstappen won the Bahrain Grand Prix, jumping to an early lead in his quest for a third consecutive title.  

Main Highlights

F1 Drivers Brazil

Saudi Arabia added some intrigue to the championship. Max Verstappen ran into a driveshaft issue in qualifying that relegated him to 15th on the grid. Sergio Perez scored a dominant pole, and went on to secure the win after briefly losing the lead to Fernando Alonso at the start. Verstappen pulled off an impressive recovery drive, moving to second place. And, in a last-gasp effort, the Dutchman set the fastest lap to retain the championship lead by one point.

Alonso finished third, his second podium in as many races for Aston Martin. Mercedes’ duo George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished fourth and fifth respectively, followed by Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in another disappointing weekend for Ferrari. Alpine duo Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly crossed the line eighth and ninth respectively, scoring the French team’s first double-points finish of the season. With a late overtake on Yuki Tsunoda, Haas’ Kevin Magnussen secured his and the team’s first point in F1 2023.

F1 Standings: 2023 Season Grand Prix Winners: 

Grand PrixWinner
Bahrain Grand PrixMax Verstappen
Saudi Arabian Grand PrixSergio Perez
Australian Grand PrixTBD
Azerbaijan Grand PrixTBD
Miami Grand PrixTBD
Emilia Romagna Grand PrixTBD
Monaco Grand PrixTBD
Spanish Grand PrixTBD
Canadian Grand PrixTBD
Austrian Grand PrixTBD
British Grand PrixTBD
Hungarian Grand PrixTBD
Belgian Grand PrixTBD
Dutch Grand PrixTBD
Italian Grand PrixTBD
Singapore Grand PrixTBD
Japanese Grand PrixTBD
Qatar Grand PrixTBD
US Grand PrixTBD
Mexico City Grand PrixTBD
Sao Paulo Grand PrixTBD
Las Vegas Grand PrixTBD
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixTBD

With Verstappen and Perez separated by a single point, Formula One heads over to Australia next week.

F1 Standings: Drivers’ Championship

This is what the Drivers’ Championship standings look like after the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix:

1Max VerstappenRed Bull44
2Sergio PerezRed Bull43
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin30
4Carlos SainzFerrari20
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes20
6George RussellMercedes18
7Lance StrollAston Martin8
8Charles LeclercFerrari6
9Pierre GaslyAlpine4
10Esteban OconAlpine4
11Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo4
12Kevin MagnussenHaas1
13Alexander AlbonWilliams1
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri0
15Nico HulkenbergHaas0
16Logan SargeantWilliams0
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo0
18Nyck de VriesAlphaTauri0
19Oscar PiastriMcLaren0
20Lando NorrisMcLaren0

F1 Standings: Constructors’ Championship

Verstappen Perez

Below is how the Constructors’ Championship is looking just after the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix:

1Red Bull Racing RBPT87
2Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes38
5Alpine Renault8
6Alfa Romeo Ferrari4
7Haas Ferrari1
8Williams Mercedes1
9AlphaTauri RBPT0
10McLaren Mercedes0

F1 Standings: Fastest Lap Awards

In every Grand Prix, there’s a driver who sets the fastest time for whizzing around the track. And it’s not always the race winner…

With the ‘DHL Fastest Lap Award’, DHL has set a new standard for speed since 2007.

In each race, one driver sets the fastest lap, and the award goes to the driver who sets the most laps throughout the season. 

And if the winner of the fastest lap finishes in the Top 10, he will be awarded 1 point towards the Championship! 

Below is how the 2023 fastest lap awards look like after the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

2023 Fastest Lap Awards

Grand PrixDriverFastest Lap Time
Bahrain Grand PrixZhou Guanyu1:33.996
Saudi Arabian Grand PrixMax Verstappen1:31.906
Australian Grand PrixTBDTBD
Azerbaijan Grand PrixTBDTBD
Miami Grand PrixTBDTBD
Emilia Romagna Grand PrixTBDTBD
Monaco Grand PrixTBDTBD
Spanish Grand PrixTBDTBD
Canadian Grand PrixTBDTBD
Austrian Grand PrixTBDTBD
British Grand PrixTBDTBD
Hungarian Grand PrixTBDTBD
Belgian Grand PrixTBDTBD
Dutch Grand PrixTBDTBD
Italian Grand PrixTBDTBD
Singapore Grand PrixTBDTBD
Japanese Grand PrixTBDTBD
Qatar Grand PrixTBDTBD
Mexico City Grand PrixTBDTBD
Sao Paulo Grand PrixTBDTBD
Las Vegas Grand PrixTBDTBD
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixTBDTBD

The DHL Fastest Lap Award proved decisive in Saudi Arabia. With a last-lap attempt, Verstappen took the solitary point away from Perez to retain his championship lead heading into Melbourne.

F1 2023 Predictions

After a dominant showing in Bahrain, Red Bull heads over to Jeddah leading the constructors’ and drivers’ championships, scoring 43 of the 44 points available. Verstappen’s quest for number 3 is off to the best possible start, and even though it’s still early days, the Dutchman already looks unstoppable.

Can Aston Martin continue its run as the second-best team? Or will Ferrari bounce back from its disappointing first race?