- What: 2023 Formula 1 Season
- Date: March 5 through November 26, 2023
- How to Watch: F1 TV
The 2023 Formula One racing season is about to kick off. Preseason testing begins for the 2023 F1 season on February 23-25, 2023, at the 5.412-kilometer Bahrain International Circuit, which is the home of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The first F1 race of 2023 is the Bahrain Grand Prix on that same track on March 5. The season wraps up with the 23rd race, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 26 at the 5.281-kilometer Yas Marina Circuit track.
In 2022, Mercedes was the defending Constructors’ World Champion, having won that title every year between 2014 and 2021. The Mercedes team run ended in 2022 as Red Bull, who last won the Constructors’ World Championship in 2013, recaptured the title. Prior to Mercedes’ lengthy run, which began in 2014, Red Bull had won the title in four consecutive years, 2010-2013.
The Constructors’ World Championship is awarded at the end of each Formula 1 season to the most successful F1 constructor over the course of a season based on points scored in each race by any driver competing for that constructor. In 2022, Red Bull had 759 points, Ferrari picked up 554 points and Mercedes accumulated 515 points. After that, there was a steep drop. The No. 4 team, Alpine, had 173 points. Like last year, 2023 looks like it will be a three-team race between Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes.
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2023 F1 Constructors’ World Championship picks
|To Win 2023 F1 Constructors World Championship|
Red Bull had an outstanding year in 2022, Max Verstappen finished the year with 454 points and won the World Drivers Championship. The 25-year-old is back with Red Bull this year after placing first in 15 Formula 1 races in 2022, which was an improvement from his 10 wins in 2021. Red Bull also has Sergio Perez driving for the team in 2023. Perez finished with 3105 points in 2022, with two wins.
There is a level of competition between Verstappen and Perez that could be a concern for Red Bull in 2023, but then again, that could turn out to be a good thing as well, as both drivers want to win.
Mercedes held things down for a long time. The team won eight straight Constructors Championships between 2014 and 2021. As for the team’s drivers, Lewis Hamilton claimed six Drivers Championships during that time, while Nico Rosberg won in 2016. The team finished in third place in 2022 with 515 points.
The legendary Lewis Hamilton went without a win in 2022 for Mercedes, finishing at No. 6 in the driver standings with 240 points, which was the lowest finish in his career. Hamilton’s teammate in 2023 will be George Russell, who was in his first year with Mercedes in 2022. Russell won the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix and finished the year in fourth place in the driver’s standings with 275 points.
Ferrari is the all-time leader in Constructors’ World Championship wins with 16. However, the team has not captured the title since it went back-to-back in 2007-08. Last year, Ferrari was the runner-up to Red Bull, the first time it got close to the championship since placing second to Mercedes in 2019. Ferrari had 554 points in 2022.
The 25-year-old Charles Leclerc has been with the team since 2019. 2022 was his best year, as he finished in second place in points with 208. Leclerc won three races last year. His teammate in 2023 is Carlos Sainz, who is in his third year with Ferrari. Sainz was the fifth-place driver in 2022 with one race win and 246 points.
Mercedes had a bad start to 2022, but the team made strides as the Formula 1 season wore on. With that, I think the 2023 season comes down to Red Bull, who looked strong throughout 2022 and Mercedes, who made major improvements as the season wore on. The best bet to win the 2023 Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship is Mercedes.
Our pick: Mercedes to win the 2023 F1 World Constructors Championship.
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