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F1 update – Hungarian GP & Belgium GP

Round 11 of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship was held at Hungaroring in Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

For the ninth time in 2023 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took victory finishing ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris who finished second while Verstappen’s Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez finished third.

Hungarian GP – top 5:

  • 1st: Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  • 2nd: Lando Norris – McLaren
  • 3rd: Sergio Perez – Red Bull
  • 4th: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  • 5th: Oscar Piastri – McLaren

Race Highlights:

  • The Alpine’s of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon both retired after sustaining damage to their cars after colliding on lap 1, the incident was caused by Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou who picked a 5 second time penalty for causing the collision.
  • Mercedes George Russell put in a stellar drive to finish sixth after starting eighteenth on the grid.
  • William’s Logan Sargeant would retire on lap 68 with the car overheating.

Round 12 of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship was held at Spa Francorchamps circuit in Spa for the Belgium Grand Prix.

Despite having a 5 place grid penalty for exceeding the amount gearboxes a driver can use throughout the season it didn’t stop Red Bull’s Max Verstappen from claiming his tenth win of the year heading home team mate Sergio Perez who finished second with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finishing third.

Belgium GP – top 5:

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

Race Highlights:

  • Lap 1 saw a collision between Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and McLaren’s Oscar Piastri at La Source, Piastri would retire on the opening lap whilst Sainz would retire on lap 24 due to accident damage.
  • Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda scored the teams first points since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.


  • The Hungarian Grand Prix will stay on the F1 calendar until 2032.
  • Alpine sacked team principal Ottmar Szafnauer and sporting director Alan Permane.
  • Williams appointed Pat Fry as it’s chief technical officer.
  • In Formula 3, Sophia Florsch became the first female driver to score points in the F3 championship history with a 7th place finish at Spa.
  • Alfa Romeo are set to sponsor Haas from the 2024 F1 season.

The next round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship will be held at the Zandvoort Circuit for the Dutch Grand Prix on 25th – 27th August.

Here’s Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest from world of Formula 1.

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