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Max Verstappen

How would the 2023 F1 championship look without Max Verstappen?

RacingNews365 has crunched the numbers, looking at how the 2023 championship would have looked without Max Verstappen.

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2023 was the year of Max Verstappen.

Just about every record in the book was smashed with 19 wins, 575 championship points and 1,003 laps led setting new benchmarks that will surely never be surpassed from the new three-time World Champion.

But what would have happened if Verstappen decided to call it quits after winning his second title in 2022 and take a year off?

Well, for starters, there would have been seven winners instead of just three in reality, and the season would have ended with the 35th F1 World Champion being crowned.

Check out the tables below...

2023 race wins without Max Verstappen

Driver Number of wins Races won
Sergio Perez 8 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan (Sprint), Azerbaijan, Miami, Austria (Sprint), Belgium, Italy
Lando Norris 7 Britain, Hungary, Singapore, Japan, United States, Sao Paulo (Sprint), Sao Paulo
Lewis Hamilton 4 Australia, Spain, United States (Sprint), Mexico City
Fernando Alonso 3 Monaco, Canada, Netherlands
Charles Leclerc 3 Austria, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi
Oscar Piastri 2 Qatar (Sprint), Qatar
Carlos Sainz 1 Singapore

F1 2023 Drivers' Championship without Max Verstappen

Position Driver Team Points Points change
1st Sergio Perez Red Bull 348 +63
2nd Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 295 +61
3rd Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 268 +62
4th Lando Norris McLaren 266 +61
5th Charles Leclerc Ferrari 264 +58
6th Carlos Sainz Ferrari 239 +39
7th George Russell Mercedes 219 +44
8th Oscar Piastri McLaren 129 +32
9th Lance Stroll Aston Martin 109 +35
10th Pierre Gasly Alpine 89 +27
11th Esteban Ocon Alpine 83 +25
12th Alex Albon Williams 46 +19
13th Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 29 +12
14th Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 18 +8
15th Nico Hulkenberg Haas 13 +4
16th Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 12 +6
17th Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri 10 +4
18th Kevin Magnussen Haas 6 +3
19th Liam Lawson AlphaTauri 6 +4
20th Logan Sargeant Williams 4 +3
21st Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 0 0

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