Reviewing the Formula One season dominated by one man

FORMULA One in 2023 was a year dominated by Max Verstappen and Red Bull, who broke records left, right and centre.

The now three-time world champion secured 575 points this season smashing his own record of 454, from the previous year.

By the time the chequered flag was waved in Abu Dhabi last weekend, Verstappen had managed to lead over 1000 laps and win 19 out of 23 Grands Prix, 3 races of which were in same country: Miami, Austin and Las Vegas.

Formula One content creator Andy Moore has nearly 200,000 followers on TikTok and he thinks it has been an incredibly entertaining season, despite Red Bull’s ruling.

He said: “I think this has been the most exciting season I’ve ever seen in my life, there’s been loads of different drivers getting podiums.

“We’ve been seeing lots of teams and drivers have lots of ups and downs, more than I’ve ever seen.

“It shows the new regulations are really working out and It’s been my favourite year ever for Formula One.

“If we can keep this up, it’s going to bring lots more fans into the sport.”

Max’s reign clearly wasn’t the only stand out of the season, Mclaren’s turnaround was one of the most incredible comebacks within an F1 season.

Before they brought an upgraded car to the Austrian Grand Prix back in July, they were sat on just 17 points from 8 races.

But after their poor start to the season, they accumulated 285 points from the remaining 14 races.

Lando Norris scored seven podiums in the latter part of the season, and his teammate Oscar Piastri finished his rookie season with two podiums and his first F1 win in the Qatar sprint race.

Fern Buckley, a Formula One TalkSport reporter, thinks the Aussie’s performance has been one of her season highlights.

“What a performance from rookie Oscar Piastri, I think he’s proven himself to be a fantastic driver.

“In my opinion we haven’t had a rookie have this good of a drive since since Lewis Hamilton in 2007.”

Overall, Formula One in 2023 has been full of ups and downs, and it’s now only 94 days until cars are back out on track.