Max Verstappen continues to win races and continues to break records. His victory at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 3 marks a record 10 consecutive victories for the Red Bull driver, who is surely just a few races away from clinching his third consecutive drivers’ title.
With a 145-point lead over his closest rival, teammate Sergio Perez, he can theoretically win the title at the end of the Japanese Grand Prix at the end of this month.
For this to be the case, he would have to lead by 172 points after Suzuka. If Verstappen continues his winning run and wins in Singapore and Japan, Perez would need to score more than 23 points in those races to keep Verstappen waiting.
A more realistic time would be the Qatar Grand Prix (which includes a sprint race) in early October, at the end of which he would need a 146-point lead.
When is the next race?
The 15th round of the 2023 Formula 1 season is the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. It takes place from Friday September 15 to Sunday September 17.
How many F1 races will there be in 2023?
With the postponement and likely cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, there will be 22 races on the calendar this year, starting in Bahrain on March 5 and culminating with the season finale in Abu Dhabi on November 26.
What are the new races in 2023?
The all-new Las Vegas Grand Prix will be the penultimate race of the season, one week before Abu Dhabi.
Where and when will the six sprint races take place this year?
Formula 1 has announced the six sprint venues for 2023, with Azerbaijan, Belgium, the Austin race in the United States and Qatar all joining Austria and Brazil.
The format was changed this year, however, with the sprint almost becoming a standalone event (albeit with championship points) on Saturday.
Previously there had been qualifying on Friday to establish the sprint grid for Saturday, with the result of the sprint race then establishing the grid for Sunday.
In 2023, however, Friday qualifying sets the grid for Sunday’s grand prix, while an additional sprint shootout (effectively a shortened three-part elimination qualifying session) sets the sprint grid. Both take place on Saturday.
The top eight drivers in the sprint race score points of eight for the winner and one for eighth. Again, sprint races will last around 100km, about a third of the distance of a grand prix.
Who are the crews?
Max Verstappen (1) and Sergio Pérez (11)
Lewis Hamilton (44 years old) and George Russell (63 years old)
Carlos Sainz (55 years old) and Charles Leclerc (55 years old)
Esteban Ocon (31 years old) and Pierre Gasly (10 years old)
Lando Norris (4) and Oscar Piastri (81)
Valtteri Bottas (77) and Guanyu Zhou (24)
Lance Stroll (18 years old) and Fernando Alonso (14 years old)
Kevin Magnussen (20 years old) and Nico Hülkenberg (27 years old)
Yuki Tsunoda (22), Nyck de Vries (21), Daniel Ricciardo (3) and Liam Lawson (40)
Alexander Albon (23) and Logan Sargeant (2)
What is the full schedule?
5: Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
19: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah
2: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
30 : Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku +
7: Miami Grand Prix, Miami
21: Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, Imola
28: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
4: Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
18: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
2: Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg +
9: British Grand Prix, Silverstone
23: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
30 : Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps +
27: Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort
3: Italian Grand Prix, Monza
17: Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
24: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
8: Qatar Grand Prix, Lusail +
22: United States Grand Prix, Austin +
29: Mexico Grand Prix, Mexico
5: São Paulo Grand Prix, São Paulo +
18: Las Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas
26: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina
+ Refers to the weekend of a sprint event
What is the current ranking?
Top 10 drivers