Oscar Piastri wins his first f1 race in the Qatar sprint and backs up with a career-best second in the grand prix for the most complete weekend of his career. Max Verstappen finally makes official his third world title, but his triumphant weekend is overshadowed by extreme heat bringing driver health to the fore.
We pay our respects to a sizzling grand prix (show some respect) and ask why people don’t wear face shields anymore.
Max Verstappen backs up his championship win with a grand prix victory despite last-minute changes to the tyre rules on safety grounds and the stifling heat of the desert.
Champion-elect Max Verstappen romped to a straightforward victory at a tire-compromised Qatar Grand Prix ahead of another podium performance for McLaren.
Verstappen’s only risk came off the line, when George Russell attempted to press him onto the Turn 1 apex to take position.
Lewis Hamilton, starting third, got a better launch with his soft tires and tried to sweep around both, but he turned in too early and clipped his teammate, sending himself and Russell spinning off track.Continue reading on RACER
Max Verstappen is a three-time world champion, joining an exclusive club of only 10 other all-time F1 greats with three or more titles.
Max Verstappen has won the 2023 Formula 1 world championship after finishing the Qatar sprint second behind first-time winner Oscar Piastri.
Verstappen started third on the grid but needed only to prevent teammate Sergio Perez from outscoring him by six points to seal the deal in the 62-mile sprint.
Polesitter Piastri took the lead thanks to a sizzling start, with soft-tire gambler George Russell slotting into second ahead of Ferrari teammates Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.Continue reading on RACER
Max Verstappen takes an easy pole position for Sunday’s grand prix, but it takes considerably longer to figure out who qualified second and third.
Max Verstappen has taken pole position for Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix after dominating qualifying at the Losail International Circuit.
Verstappen needed only one lap to storm to his 10th pole of the season, though a snap of oversteer owing to the low-grip conditions forced him to abandon what could have been a better time with his second tour.
But his first time of 1m 23.778s was more than quick enough to seal top spot, with the Dutchman 0.441s faster than the rest of the field.Continue reading on RACER
Max Verstappen is on the brink of history, with a third title within his grasp in the sprint race this weekend in Qatar.
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