Max Verstappen (Red Bull) triumphed at the 78-lap Monaco Grand Prix held at the Monte Carlo Circuit in Monaco on Sunday, resuming the Formula 1 championship after the suspension of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. The podium was completed by Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and Esteban Occon (Alpine).
Verstappen, the two-time world champion, took the lead from the beginning of the race and defended it throughout, claiming the checkered flag for the fourth time this season. This has earned him 25 points and extended his lead of the total standing to 144 points over his teammate, Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez, who finished in 16th place and cannot add any more points. Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) possess 93 and 69 points respectively,George Russell (50) and Carlos Sainz Jr. (48).
Red Bull clearly remains the dominant force in the constructors’ competition with 249 points thanks to Verstappen and Pérez. Aston Martin is the second with 120, while Mercedes is third with 119. The other winners of the 2023 Grand Prix races are Sakhir (Bahrain) by Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Saudi Arabian by Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez (Red Bull), Australian by Max Verstappen (Red Bull), and Azerbaijan by Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez (Red Bull) and Miami (United States) by Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
The next GP will be the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which will take place this Sunday at Baku City Circuit, and will mark the reopening of the championship after the suspension of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.