Verstappen Wins the Spanish GP, Mercedes Returns to Podium

June 4, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

The 2023 F1 Spanish Grand Prix has concluded and championship leader Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) continued his dominance by securing his fifth win on the season in seven races. Verstappen has finished on the podium in every race this season. Verstappen extends his season total to 170 points; 53 points clear of his teammate. However, the story in Spain is with the improvements seen by Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton led the team to a P2 finish. His second of the year. Teammate George Russell finished P3. This result comes after Mercedes has had a few weeks to work out the kinks with their newest upgrades. It appears that work has paid off. Verstappen stated after the race, “It’s a big pleasure to drive with a car like this, “A win here, it’s incredible. It was a strong weekend from myself, from the team. Hopefully we can keep this up!”

Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing) bounce back form his Q2 exit and finished 4th which is a positive result given running into the gravel in qualifying in Spain and crashing in qualifying last weekend in Monaco. While his grip on a possible title run is dwindling he remains in second place in the drivers championship by 18 points ahead of Fernando Alonso.

There were no retirements during the race.

Full Race Results

1Max VerstappenOracle Red Bull Racing66 Laps
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+ 24.090s
3George RussellMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+ 32.389s
4Sergio PerezOracle Red Bull Racing+ 35.812s
5Carlos SainzScuderia Ferrari+ 45.698s
6Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team+ 63.320s
7Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team+ 64.127s
8Esteban OconBWT Alpine F1 Team+ 69.242s
9Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo F1 Team Stake+ 71.878s
10Pierre GaslyBWT Alpine F1 Team+ 73.530s
11Charles LeclercScuderia Ferrari+ 74.419s
12Yuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri 75.416s
13Oscar PiastriMcLaren F1 Team+ 1 Lap
14Nyck de Vries Scuderia AlphaTauri+ 1 Lap
15Nico HulkenbergMoneyGram Haas F1 Team+ 1 Lap
16Alex AlbonWilliams Racing+ 1 Lap
17Kevin MagnussenMoneyGram Haas F1 Team+ 1 Lap
18Lando NorrisMcLaren F1 Team+ 1 Lap
19Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 Team Stake+ 1 Lap
20Logan SargeantWilliams Racing+ 1 Lap

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