F1 2023
Round 19

Max Verstappen wins the United States Grand Prix for the 15th time this season

us Circuit Of The Americas

Round 19 of the season, United States Grand Prix took place at Circuit Of The Americas. Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing, supported by Honda as a Team Partner, won the race. Sergio Perez of the same team finished 4th.

Max Verstappen wins the United States Grand Prix for the 15th time this season

Scuderia AlphaTauri driver, Yuki Tsunoda finished 8th, Daniel Ricciardo finished 15th.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
It feels incredible to win my 50th Grand Prix here in Austin, I'm very proud of course but I want to keep pushing for more. Starting in P6 today was interesting, I worked my way slowly through to the front. We didn't have a massive pace advantage today and I was struggling with my brakes. I didn't have the same feeling in the car as I did yesterday so that made the race much tougher than anticipated. You could see it was very close at the end and there too. We had to rely on the strategy today and the Team did a great job with that. 

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
I wanted more for today, obviously. At times we had really good pace, but we are still lacking that consistency. It was a hard race, the Ferrari seemed to have improved, but I also think we made a good step from yesterday. It was quite difficult to overtake, especially because the exit of turn 11 was quite tricky as it was very windy and rough over there. We had a few occasions where we could have undercut people, so I think we need to review that as a Team. I think we know what we did wrong across the weekend, so we are really optimistic going into future races. We need to make sure we learn from this weekend as there are some good understandings to make for Mexico. There is a bit more pace in there and I am massively looking forward to my home Grand Prix. 

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Scuderia AlphaTauri
It was a good race for me and I’m happy. To score points here three times in a row is amazing, especially in front of the Austin fans. A great job and congratulations to the team. Everyone back at the factory, in Faenza and Bicester, and trackside, are working very hard, and it’s nice to see that the upgrades they deliver seem to be working well, and we’re closing the gap to fight for P10. We got slightly lucky with Fernando (Alonso) in the end, but we maximised the performance because if we weren’t driving there, we wouldn’t have been able to benefit and score points. At first, I got a heart attack when the team called me in to box, because I thought there was an issue, but they told me we were going for the fastest lap on the soft tyre. It was my first experience going for the fastest lap in the final lap of the race, and I really enjoyed it, it was thrilling. Now we’ll refocus and continue to carry this momentum into the final races of this season. 

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo 3
Scuderia AlphaTauri
Texas hasn’t been too kind. At the start, we were doing well with our plan, but the problem was once the cars with blue flags came up behind us, we lost too much. We seemed to struggle in traffic and then picked up some damage later on, so after that, we lacked pace. On the medium compound, we were doing the same lap times as Yuki, but because I was on a one-stop, there was a bit more tyre management going on for me. Physically, I feel better today than yesterday, so the Sprint race was a good warmup for the Grand Prix. I got more race mileage, and there's a lot to learn from this race, so now it’s full attack for Mexico. 

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