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F1 Review: Max Verstappen & Red Bull Set the Tone for 2023 in Bahrain

F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain

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Max Verstappen dominated the 2023 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as Red Bull earned a 1-2 finish.

F1 Review: George Russell Notches #1 With Sao Paulo Grand Prix Win

2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Saturday- Steve Etherington

2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Saturday - Steve Etherington

George Russell won the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov 13), his first win in Formula 1 and the first win for Mercedes in 2022.  Russell earned the win during the sprint race on Saturday, giving him the pole for Sunday’s GP, and made good, opening with a clean start and rolling from there.  …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Makes It Look Easy in Mexico

Max Verstappen celebrates after the Grand Prix of Mexico. (Photo: Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 30: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 30, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210310004 // Usage for editorial use only //

Already crowned world champion two races ago in Japan, Verstappen added to his season’s win total at the Mexican Grand Prix, notching his 14th win of the year.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Unstoppable At United States Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix of USA

AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 23: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme following the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210230772 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen earned his 13th win of 2022, tying the Formula One record held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for victories in a season. 

F1 Review: Soaked Suzuka Sees Max Verstappen Win 2nd Championship

Verstappen Suzuka Featured

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka International Racing Course on October 09, 2022 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen won his second F1 World Championship in a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Closing in on Title No. 2, Ferrari & Alpha Tauri Bring the Dutch Drama

F1 driver Max Verstappen's race outfit from the Dutch Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 04: The race boots, race overalls and winners trophies of Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing are pictured after the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 04, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202209040649 // Usage for editorial use only //

The F1 Dutch Grand Prix brought all the common 2022 storylines, including another Max Verstappen win at one of his home tracks.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Magnificent in Belgium as Ferrari Flounders … Again

F1 Grand Prix of Belgium

SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing and Second placed Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrate with their team after the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 28, 2022 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202208280754 // Usage for editorial use only //

Despite starting 14th, Max Verstappen made his drive look easy and essentially cruised to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.

F1 Review: Max Verstappen Gifted French Grand Prix, Mercedes Earn Double Podium

Max Verstappen raises his arm in victory after the French Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE - JULY 24: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202207240581 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen earned his seventh win of the 2022 Formula 1 season, benefitting from Charles Leclerc recording a DNF after leading the race.

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