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Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are on perhaps the most dominant run the Formula One grid has ever seen. More than double the points of the next best team, a record 15 consecutive race wins, all resulting in a Constructors’ Championship victory with six races remaining.
But, in a season of one-sided supremacy, what would the F1 Constructors’ standings in 2023 look like without Red Bull? The sportsbooks with legal sports betting listed at Overtime Heroics have odds that eliminate Red Bull from their betting options since Verstappen’s all but guaranteed to take it home. Let’s take a look at what would be a very exciting Constructors’ Championship battle without Red Bull in the picture.
1. Mercedes – 305 Points
Led by racing icon Sir Lewis Hamilton (190 pts) and young upstart George Russell (115 pts), the German giants have been the model of consistency this year despite not having the top-end pace that many fans expect out of them, finishing on single digit points just once.
And things could be looking even better if not for a few unfortunate incidents, most notably a late crash on the final lap at Singapore from Russell, which cost him a podium finish. That being said, they’re starting to slow down a bit. Four of Mercedes’ eight race weekends with less than 20 points came at the last four grand prix.
2. Ferrari – 285 Points
Without Red Bull, we’d be in a Constructors’ race between Mercedes and Ferrari that rivals their epic clash back in 2018. Ferrari have received lots of criticism in recent years for highly public strategy gaffes and generally epic collapses, and that seemed to be the case again early this season. Through the first seven races, Scuderia had just a single podium finish at Baku courtesy of Charles LeClerc.
But, since the Canadian GP, the Prancing Horse has come alive, showcasing the best speed on the grid outside of Red Bull. All that culminated in a magical night in Singapore, when Carlos Sainz shut the door on Red Bull’s dominance with the field’s first win in 15 races. With Mercedes slowing down and Ferrari red hot, this would surely be an epic finish for the championship.
3. Aston Martin – 221 Points
After a disappointing 7th place finish in the constructors table last year, Aston Martin, and specifically the legendary Fernando Alonso, came scorching out of the gates in 2023. Alonso finished on the podium in five of the first six races on the calendar, helping to carry his teammate Lance Stroll to an unprecedented second place in the standings through Spain.
But since then, the wheels have fallen off. Five single-digit returns, including a woeful six points across the past three weekends, have seen Aston Martin sputter to a distant third in this alternate universe. Whether it’s a development issue, poor strategy, or just plain bad luck, the British manufacturer would have to step it up to secure the 2023 title.
4. McLaren – 172 Points
The polar opposite of Aston Martin, McLaren was a downright disaster to start the season. With a car that looked completely off the pace despite lofty preseason expectations, the iconic F1 team had just 17 points through the first eight weekends, including five with zero points.
But all credit to the development staff because they’ve absolutely nailed every one of their midseason updates to the car. The result has been like night and day. Since Austria they’ve put up 155 points, peaking with what would be a 1-2 finish for Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri in Japan without Red Bull.
5. Alpine – 84 Points
Now we’re jumping firmly out of the contender category into the mid-table teams. Alpine put together some decent results in 2023 so far, most notably an Esteban Ocon podium finish at Monaco and a podium for Pierre Gasly at Circuit Zandvoort.
On their day they can find themselves near the front of any race, but neither the car nor the drivers have the consistent speed needed to challenge for a championship even without Red Bull in the picture.
6. Williams – 21 Points
Getting into the bottom feeders, Williams remains one of the slowest drives on the grid. But massive props have to be given to Alex Albon for getting every last drop out of this car on multiple occasions, earning all 21 of the team’s points so far this season.
7. Haas – 12 Points
The former F1 wonderkid duo of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg haven’t been able to drag Haas out of the basement. The only American team just doesn’t quite have the car or facilities to compete near the top level and will need to take full advantage of that extra wind tunnel time next offseason to catch up to the other mid-table teams.
8. Alfa Romeo – 5 Points
Set to become the Audi factory team in 2026, the Sauber-backed Alfa Romeo are just sort of sitting around waiting for the future. Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and Chinese prodigy Zhou Guanyu are an intriguing duo on paper, but they just haven’t been able to get enough out of one of the grid’s weakest cars.
9. Alpha Tauri – 3 Points
After a 142-point finish just two seasons ago, Alpha Tauri has slipped down to the very bottom of the F1 standings, Red Bull or not. The team hasn’t been able to find any form whatsoever, in spite of cutting F1 rookie Nyck de Vries after just ten races and replacing him with Max Verstappen‘s former teammate Daniel Riccardo.
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