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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 2nd position and 2023 drivers world champion, celebrates on arrival in Parc Ferme after the Sprint race
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10 moments that won Verstappen the 2023 Formula 1 title

The crushing success of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing in 2023 made his third Formula 1 world championship seem an inevitability that was realised by finishing second in the sprint race at the Losail circuit. Here are the key steps along the Dutchman's record-breaking road to coronation in Qatar

Max Verstappen is now a three-time Formula 1 world champion, with his latest crown secured by finishing second to Oscar Piastri in the Qatar Grand Prix sprint race.

His path to his third championship for Red Bull was the most straightforward of those he has now successfully journeyed down, with none of the bitter 2021 controversy, nor even a title battle with a driver from another squad. Team-mate Sergio Perez was his closest challenger, such was their RB19 car’s dominant position at the head of the pack.

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