Max Verstappen has been the great protagonist of Formula 1 in 2023. At the Baku gala, which brought together the top three finishers in the World Championship, the Dutchman from Red Bull has chosen his three best victories of a year in the which has been achieved with 19 wins.
He has won practically everything, and there have only been three tests in which he has succumbed. Because only in Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Singapore did the three-time world champion not get on the podium.
So, it was not at all easy to choose. Because there are many victories. Because there are many moments in which the Dutchman has enjoyed a triumph. Such is the situation that his choice does not include that mythical Monaco GP in which he almost succumbed to Fernando Alonso…
Miami, Zandvoort and Suzuka
Yes there are others. Others that stand out for several reasons for the three-time champion. Others like Miami. Others like Zandvoort. Others like Suzuka.
“Miami was fantastic. It was very important. Then, winning at home, in Zandvoort. And the one in Suzuka, after the complicated weekend in Singapore,” he says.
The truth is that Verstappen arrived on the Florida track after losing in Azerbaijan to Sergio Pérez, and after four races with shared victories. From there, ten consecutive victories until Singapore.
In Monaco, almost
Until Carlos Sainz’s triumph in Marina Bay. Withstanding the challenges of Fernando Alonso in Monaco and the Netherlands and adding and adding both victories and points that have taken him directly to the conquest of a new Formula 1 World Championship.