F1 2023
Round 11

Max Verstappen wins British Grand Prix for eighth victory this season

gb Silverstone

Round 11 of the season, British Grand Prix took place at Silverstone. Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing, supported by Honda as a Team Partner, won the race. Sergio Perez of the same team finished 6th.

Max Verstappen wins British Grand Prix for eighth victory this season

Scuderia AlphaTauri driver, Yuki Tsunoda finished 16th, Nyck De Vries finished 17th.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
I’m very happy that we’ve won here again, 11 wins in a row for the Team is pretty incredible, the whole Team can be proud of that. It definitely wasn’t straightforward today though, we had a bad start which made it more exciting for the fans, but we definitely need to look into that improve on it. Lando and Oscar were super quick at the start so it took a few laps to pass them and to start to pull a gap. The competitors behind us were pushing hard and closing the gap so we need to try and find a little bit more. Overall though, a very nice Team win and hopefully we can carry the form to Budapest for a repeat performance of last year!

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
I gave it my all today but I was expecting a bit more. We had a bad start and then I got stuck with Esteban Ocon, had to go wide and ended up losing a few positions at the start. From there on I made progress slowly and recovered a few places, but it took me longer to come through the field than I would have liked. We also pitted a few laps before the safety car which was unfortunate. Tomorrow, I am going to be working with the Team in the simulator. We have some ideas on what we can improve on and I am confident that this will help us work through it. I have full support from the team, I’m mentally very strong and I know that I will overcome these issues and turn around my season. The pace is there and I can still get back to where I should be. I am looking forward to Hungary and getting back on good form.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Scuderia AlphaTauri
It was a difficult race today. The strategy was ok, but I didn’t have the pace throughout. We did improve in the high-speed, but today the struggle was more towards the low-speed. There are still a number of things we need to improve on and fix for the future, but as for myself, I’m happy with my performance; I did all I could do. The team and I are working in the same direction, so I'm looking forward to the future and we’ll push together to develop our package. We’ll keep fighting strong.

Nyck De Vries
Nyck De Vries 21
Scuderia AlphaTauri
It was a decent race. We did a very competitive first stint on the soft compound, being able to extend it longer than we anticipated while remaining competitive. It’s unfortunate that we missed out on the Virtual Safety Car opportunity after that. The first laps on the hard compound were good too, but the last stint was very difficult. The tyres this week have been sensitive temperature wise because of the track, so we need to look into our data. As a whole, we're not where we want to be, and we're not competitive enough, but I’m taking the positives and I think the majority of the race was good.

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