Posted by Aston Avery

F1 update – Canadian & Austrian GP’s

A double dose of Formula 1 updates as round 8 of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship took place in Montreal, Canada at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and round 9 took place in Spielberg, Austria at the Red Bull Ring.

The Canadian GP saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen take his sixth victory of the year heading home Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso whilst Mercedes Lewis Hamilton finished third.

The Austrian GP saw Max Verstappen in his Red Bull take his seventh win of the year heading Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finishing third after starting fifteenth.

Canadian GP – top 5:

  • 1st – Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  • 2nd – Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin
  • 3rd – Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  • 4th – Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
  • 5th – Carlos Sainz – Ferrari

Austrian GP – top 5:

  • 1st – Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  • 2nd – Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
  • 3rd – Sergio Perez – Red Bull
  • 4th – Lando Norris – McLaren
  • 5th – Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin

Canadian GP highlights:

  • Williams’s Logan Sargeant would register his first retirement of his Formula 1 career on lap 7 with a suspected oil leak which briefly bought out a virtual safety car.
  • Mercedes George Russell would crash soon after which resulted in the safety car being deployed, Russell later retire on lap 54 with brake failure.
  • McLaren’s Lando Norris would earn a 5 second time penalty for slowing down under the safety car which would eventually drop him out of the points.
  • Haas’s Kevin Magnussen and Alpha Tauri’s Nyck De Vries had a coming together, which both cars were undamaged.
  • William’s Alex Albon would score the teams best result since 2021 with seventh.

Austrian GP highlights:

  • Track limits would dominate the entire weekend as no less than nine drivers were penalized.
  • Haas’s Nico Hulkenberg would retire on lap 13 due to a loss of power.


  • The Austrian Grand Prix will be on the calendar until at least 2030.
  • Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought shares into the Alpine F1 team.
  • The 2024 calendar was revealed with Japan being moved to April along with the return of the Chinese GP and Azerbaijan moving to September. Also the first two races for that year in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be held on a Saturday.

The next round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship will held at the Silverstone Circuit in Northampton for the British Grand Prix.

Here’s Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest F1 update.

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