F1 results: 2023 Japanese Grand Prix results and standings

Thomas Maher
Red Bull's Max Verstappen holds onto the lead at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen holds onto the lead at the start of the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix.

Here are the complete results from the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, where an intriguing race played out in the afternoon sunshine.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has dominated the Japanese Grand Prix from start to finish, having weathered a first-corner attack from the two McLarens that briefly saw Lando Norris get ahead into Turn 1.

The two McLarens held on to take second and third place, but in inverted positions from their grid slots as Norris clearly demonstrated more pace to be given the nod for a team swap. Norris finished some 20 seconds behind Verstappen and, in turn, 15 seconds clear of Piastri.

A race of attrition as Red Bull wraps up Constructors’ Championship

There was carnage early on, with Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas picking up a front puncture and front wing damage in a collision with Williams’ Alex Albon – both would eventually retire due to damage.

Sergio Perez was in the wars as well, picking up front wing damage on the first lap in a clash with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, and picked up two time penalties for transgressions – including another clash with Haas’ Kevin Magnussen that resulted in Perez’s retirement a few minutes later.

Bizarrely, Perez later resumed the track for a single lap – just to clear his five-second penalty and ensure he didn’t carry a grid penalty into the next race.

Perez’s retirement wasn’t enough to stop Red Bull from clinching the Constructors’ Championship, as Verstappen’s points haul on its own was enough to secure a second consecutive title for Red Bull – the sixth in their history.

Read more: Japanese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins the race and the teams’ title, Perez implodes

2023 Japanese Grand Prix Results (Final Classification)

  1. 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:30:58.421 53 Laps
  2. 2 Lando Norris McLaren +19.387
  3. 3 Oscar Piastri McLaren +36.494
  4. 4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +43.998
  5. 5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +49.376
  6. 6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +50.221
  7. 7 George Russell Mercedes +57.659
  8. 8 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +74.725
  9. 9 Esteban Ocon Alpine +79.678
  10. 10 Pierre Gasly Alpine +83.155
  11. 11 Liam Lawson AlphaTauri +1 Lap
  12. 12 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1 Lap
  13. 13 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1 Lap
  14. 14 Nico Hulkenberg Haas +1 Lap
  15. 15 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 Lap
  16. 16 Alex Albon Williams DNF
  17. 17 Logan Sargeant Williams DNF
  18. 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin DNF
  19. 19 Sergio Perez Red Bull DNF
  20. 20 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo DNF

2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings – Japanese GP

  1. 1 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 400
  2. 2 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 223
  3. 3 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 190
  4. 4 Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 174
  5. 5 Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 150
  6. 6 Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 135
  7. 7 Lando Norris GBR McLaren Mercedes 115
  8. 8 George Russell GBR Mercedes 115
  9. 9 Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren Mercedes 57
  10. 10 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 47
  11. 11 Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine Renault 46
  12. 12 Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine Renault 38
  13. 13 Alexander Albon THA Williams Mercedes 21
  14. 14 Nico Hulkenberg GER Haas Ferrari 9
  15. 15 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo Ferrari 6
  16. 16 Zhou Guanyu CHN Alfa Romeo Ferrari 4
  17. 17 Yuki Tsunoda JPN AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 3
  18. 18 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas Ferrari 3
  19. 19 Liam Lawson NZL AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 2
  20. 20 Logan Sargeant USA Williams Mercedes 0
  21. 21 Nyck de Vries NED AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 0
  22. 22 Daniel Ricciardo AUS AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 0

2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship standings – Japanese GP

  1. 1 Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 623
  2. 2 Mercedes 305
  3. 3 Ferrari 285
  4. 4 Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 221
  5. 5 McLaren Mercedes 172
  6. 6 Alpine Renault 84
  7. 7 Williams Mercedes 21
  8. 8 Haas Ferrari 12
  9. 9 Alfa Romeo Ferrari 10
  10. 10 AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 5