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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT04, battles with Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB19, Oscar Piastri, McLaren MCL60
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The technical battlegrounds of F1 2023

Red Bull built upon its mastery of F1’s most recent rules reset, while in its wake cost-cap-conscious upgrades aided the jockeying for position throughout the field. Here’s how the 2023 F1 development race played out between the teams

Imbued with a year’s experience of Formula 1’s ground-effect revival, most teams would be forgiven for expecting greater convergence throughout the field in 2023. And, largely, that maxim was true.

Four teams ultimately battled to be the second-best on the grid, with Ferrari and Mercedes joined in the melee for podium finishes by a much-improved Aston Martin and a resurgent McLaren. There was also a four-team battle for seventh in the constructors’ championship as Williams found form, AlphaTauri turned around a dismal start, and both Alfa Romeo and Haas found points-scoring opportunities harder to come by.

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