2023 Miami Grand Pix Debrief

Max Verstappen redeems himself ahead of his teammate, Sergio Perez.

Just after an impressive Azerbaijan showdown, Formula One took it to the streets of Miami on the 7th of May in a race weekend officially dubbed, “Formula One Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix”. The event was held at the Miami International Autodrome in Miami Gardens, Florida. The event was the fifth round of the 2023 Formula One World Championship.


Going into the race weekend, Max Verstappen led the World Driver’s Championship with 93 points just 6 points ahead of his teammate, Sergio Perez in second, and 33 ahead of Fernando Alonso in third. As for the Constructor’s Championship, it was the Red Bull Racing team which was in the lead with 180 points ahead of Aston Martin as well as Mercedes who were second and third with 87 and 76 points respectively. 

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez was in the pole position whereas the defending Champion, Max Verstappen of Red Bull clocked the fastest lap and became the eventual winner of the Grand Prix. The podium finishes comprised of Max Verstappen, the winner, followed by Sergio Perez and lastly Fernando Alonso who has been very consistent in his third place in all the Grands Prix thus far.  Red Bull continued with its dominance as it led a 1-2 finish in spite of Max and Sergio completely dominating the laps, with Sergio Perez leading laps 1-19, Max Verstappen leading laps 20-45, Sergio Perez leading lap 46 and finally Verstappen leading laps 47-57.


Podium finishes at the Miami Grand Prix:

1Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
2Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)
3Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)

The Driver's Standings are as follows:

1Max Verstappen119
2Sergio Perez105
3Fernando Alonso75
4Lewis Hamilton56
5Carlos Sainz Jr44
6George Russell40
7Charles Leclerc34
8Lance Stroll27
9Lando Norris10
10Pierre Gasly8
11Nico Hulkenberg6
12Esteban Ocon6
13Valtteri Bottas4
14Oscar Piastri4
15Zhou Guanyu2
16Yuki Tsunoda2
17Kevin Magnussen2
18Alex Albon1
19Logan Sargeant0
20Nyck de Vries0

An Overview of the Constructors' Championship:

1Oracle Red Bull Racing224
2Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team102
3Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team96
4Scuderia Ferrari78
5McLaren F1 Team14
6BWT Alpine F1 Team14
7Haas F1 Team8
8Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake6
9Scuderia AlphaTauri2
10Williams Racing1