The F1 results for the 2023 season prove that Red Bull is so far ahead of the pack as to – bar some hidden disaster – guarantee them the 2023 championship. The Red Bull car has consistently performed well, whether in one-lap qualifying, long runs, different weather conditions, or navigating through the pack.
The sensible money is on the fact that Red Bull specifically tailored the car to suit Max Verstappen’s preferences as a driver. This applies specifically to the car’s rear end. This kind of driver-focused design is not unique to Red Bull.
Any team would adapt a car to a driver’s feedback – particularly of that driver has the skillset of Max Verstappen.
This dynamic will almost automatically result in a faster car.
We’ve seen dominant performances from drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Michael Schumacher in the past. Verstappen’s determination and commitment to enhance both his driving and the car every race weekend seems unparalleled.
The notion is, if one driver can achieve particular results in a car, their teammate should be able to mirror that. However, at Red Bull, there’s a clear distinction between the roles of Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
It’s not a reflection on Perez’s skills but rather a testament to Verstappen’s exceptional driving prowess.
The 2023 F1 Results So Far
As the 2023 season progresses, it seems likely that Perez will take on a more supportive role. This isn’t necessarily what Verstappen desires, but it’s how the team dynamics have evolved. Red Bull aims to secure victories in the upcoming races, and with Verstappen being their best shot, it wouldn’t be strategic to have both drivers competing intensely against each other.
Reviewing the season to date, it’s evident that Red Bull leads the pack. The August break offers a good opportunity to evaluate the performances of all ten teams.The real competition is behind Red Bull, and in particular Max Verstappen. Mercedes has improved in fits and starts. Aston started strong (Fernando Alonso) but lost their way at Silverstone and Hungary.The big surprise has been McLaren in Austria, Great Britain, Hungary and Belgium. Lando Norris and his rookie partner, Oscar Piastri have set the track on fire after a very slow start to the season.
The following lists the F1 Results of the constructor’s for the first half of the 2023 season.
|RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT
|ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES
|ALFA ROMEO FERRARI
|ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT
Check out our analysis of each team’s 2023 performance.