2023 F1 Monaco Grand Prix Debrief

Max Verstappen wins the Monaco Grand Prix in a dominant fashion

After a cancelled Emilia Romagna Grand Prix due to floods in the region, Formula One came back to dominate the streets of Monaco. The sixth race weekend was dubbed the Formula One Grand Prix de Monaco 2023 and was held on the 28th of May 2023 at the Circuit de Monaco in the Principality of Monaco. 


The race comprised a total of 78 laps. The race saw a confident Fernando Alonso almost outshining the dominant run by the two-time world champion, Max Verstappen however this was affected by their pit stops and choices which the two made amidst wet weather conditions.  

The race event was won by the reigning World Champion, Max Verstappen, and it was also Red Bull’s Verstappen who was sitting in pole position. Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the race whereas Red Bull’s Max Verstappen alongside Fernando Alonso as well as Esteban Ocon were sitting comfortably on the podium, with Fernando Alonso being the runner-up and Esteban being the second runner-up.


Podium Finishes at the Monaco Grand Prix

1Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
2Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
3Esteban Ocon (Alpine)

Max Verstappen led all 78 laps in a very dominant fashion which was not the case in previous grands prix completed in which at most three drivers would take turns to lead laps. The Red Bull’s dominant and reigning champion Max went into the race weekend sitting comfortably at the top of the drivers` standings with a total of 119 points. Trailing behind him was his counterpart, Sergio Perez, who consistently finished up in second place after Verstappen. Red Bull Racing Team (which comprised of the reigning champion Max Verstappen as well the underdog of the season, Sergio Perez), was comfortably leading the pack in Constructors` Standings with 224 points, ahead of Mercedes in second place with 102 points, and Aston Martin in third place with 96 points.

An overview of Driver Standings after the Monaco Grand Prix:

1Max Verstappen144
2Sergio Perez105
3Fernando Alonso93
4Lewis Hamilton69
5George Russell50
6Carlos Sainz Jr48
7Charles Leclerc42
8Lance Stroll27
9Esteban Ocon21
10Pierre Gasly14
11Lando Norris12
12Nico Hulkenberg6
13Oscar Piastri5
14Valtteri Bottas4
15Zhou Guanyu2
16Yuki Tsunoda2
17Kevin Magnussen2
18Alex Albon1
19Nyck de Vries0
20Logan Sargeant0

An Overview of the Constructors' Championship:

1Oracle Red Bull Racing249
2Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team120
3Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team119
4Scuderia Ferrari90
5BWT Alpine F1 Team35
6McLaren F1 Team17
7Haas F1 Team8
8Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake6
9Scuderia AlphaTauri2
10Williams Racing1