F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023 results: Verstappen claims fourth win of the season during a dramatic race

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Max Verstappen produced a near faultless display to claim his fourth victory of the season during the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. 

Beginning the day in pole position, the Dutch driver never once looked in real trouble despite the best efforts of Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso and a period of heavy rain late on into the race which threatened to cause him problems. 

That wet weather did see a number of drivers struggle elsewhere down the order, with multiple cars hitting the barriers around the principality nation’s famous track. The biggest clash saw Sergio Perez and George Russell collide after the British racer had slid off the track at Mirabeau before he rejoined the race in an unsafe manner. 

But Verstappen dealt with the conditions magnificently to increase the gap between himself and teammate Perez at the top of the World Drivers’ Championship standings. 

Alonso came home in P2, whilst Alpine’s Esteban Ocon became the first Frenchman to sit on the Monaco podium since 1996.

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri rounded out the points positions. 

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F1 2023 Monaco Grand Prix results

Position Driver Team Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 25
2 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 18
3 Esteban Ocon Alpine 15
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 13*
5 George Russell Mercedes 10
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 8
7 Pierre Gasly Alpine 6
8 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 5
9 Lando Norris McLaren 2
10 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1
11 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo  
12 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri  
13 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo  
14 Alex Albon Williams  
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri  
16 Sergio Perez  Red Bull  
17 Nico Hulkenberg Haas  
18 Logan Sargeant Williams  
DNF Lance Stroll  Aston Martin  
DNF Kevin Magnussen Haas  

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023 live updates, highlights: As it happened

CHEQUERED FLAG: MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX!! Red Bull's flying Dutchman produces the perfect performance to grab his fourth victory of the season. Alonso takes P2 and Ocon becomes the first Frenchman to finish on the podium here since 1996! What a performance from the Alpine driver!! 

Lap 75: Sainz is beginning to pressure Gasly for P7 in Monaco. That looks like the only movement we're likely to have during the remainder of this race.

Lap 72: After that rain period, it's all clam on the track again now. There's few incidents and few overtakes as a result to talk about. 

Ocon remains in P3 and looks on course to take only the third podium finish of his F1 career. 

Lap 69: Piastri gets past Tsunoda on the start/finish straight just one lap later. The AlphaTauri man then goes straight on at turn four to compound his misery. 

Verstappen's lead is back up to 25 seconds from Alonso out in front.

Lap 68: Norris gets past Tsunoda and jumps into P9. His teammate Piastri is now trying to jump into the points positions! 

Lap 65: With 14 laps to go it's Verstappen from Alonso, Ocon, Hamilton and Russell. Russell has a five second penalty to serve but Leclerc is struggling to get into that time range behind in P6. The Ferrari driver needs to up his game here. 

Hulkenberg gets a ten second penalty for not serving his five second penalty properly during his last stop. 

Lap 63: It looks as though the rain is beginning to stop, will we have enough time for another switch to dry tyres? 

Lap 61: Sargeant and Magnussen now both hit the barriers. This race has gone from nothing to everything in terms of action.

Russell then gets a five second penalty for hitting Perez as he rejoins the race after sliding off the track. The Mexican then hits the barrier through the swimming pool section just after at high speed. Can you keep up?

Lap 58: Stroll thumps the barrier twice at the hairpin, loses yet another front wing and is forced to retire from this race! 

Alonso is now 22.5 seconds behind Verstappen and he's under threat from Ocon just behind now in the fight for P2

Lap 57: Sainz slides off the track! Alonso has had a nightmare here and will need to pit again straight away as the rain gets heavier. 

Verstappen is in for the intermediate tyres and the Ferrari's are forced to stack in their pit box. This is chaotic! 

Lap 56: Alonso pits but it's a new set of medium tyres?! That's a huge call from the Spaniard veteran who obviously doesn't feel the track is that wet. 

Ocon pits for intermediates at the same time. Crazy! 

Lap 55: Ocon and Sainz are having an almighty battle here for P3 and the final podium spot. The cars are beginning to struggle massively as the rain intensifies! 

Lap 52: George Russell: "It's raining more and more". We could be in for a chaotic ending here! 

Lap 50: Verstappen's engineer: "A few drops of rain between corner 6 and 10". 

Lap 48: Gasly heads in for his first change of the afternoon and comes out in P8 behind Leclerc. Russell responds by pushing his hardest to try and get into contention in terms of overcutting the French man in the pitlane.

Lap 46: Leclerc pits after his lap times began to fall off a cliff. It's a quick stop for the Ferrari man and he rejoins the action in P8. Gasly and Russell ahead still need to pit in this race remember. 

Lap 43: Are we going to get some rain? In short, who knows but even if we did, you'd say that there wouldn't be too much movement in the top order given the current gaps between drivers.

Lap 41: Verstappen's lead is back up to 9 seconds as he continues to push on his old medium tyres. He's cleared the traffic now as well and as a result, he's flying again ahead of Alonso in P2.

Lap 38: Stroll now collides with Magnussen heading through the final corner and he's got damage which is reported back to his team. The gap wasn't really there so that's a double whammy for the Canadian driver! 

Lap 36: Perez collides with Magnussen this time and he sustains damage to his front wing as a result. Stroll ironically gets back past the Red Bull driver as a result and the Mexican driver is forced to pit. 

Lap 35: Ocon also pits but it's a slow one for the Alpine driver. Perez and Stroll come together and bump tyres. Perez takes the position for now but the stewards will investigate that one for sure as he didn't complete the ensuing corner. 

Lap 34: Verstappen is really struggling with traffic and is now losing valuable time to Alonso who is looking in great shape on those hard tyres.

Hamilton pulls the trigger first and pits. 

Lap 32: It's a case of the waiting game now as some of the drivers need to make a stop pretty desperately but they all want to see if the risk of rain actually materialises any time soon. 

Lap 30: Ocon is still being chased closely by Sainz, Hamilton and then Leclerc. Alpine need to get their strategy spot on here for the Frenchman to claim a podium position in Monaco. 

Lap 27: A few of the drivers have come over the radio over the last few laps asking about rain. Norris' engineer replies with 'potential rain on lap 35' - that'd liven the race up!  

Lap 25: Stroll and Magnussen are having a right battle for P14 on the grid. The Haas driver did seem to block off Stroll who tried to past on the straight, we'll find out if that's a penalty shortly. 

Lap 20: Hulkenberg is the next to get past Sargeant after he comes out of the tunnel and dives down the inside. 

Verstappen's lead is now up to 8.5 seconds! 

Lap 19: Stroll and Perez are also past Sargeant with a nice move at the last corner. That'll free up the pair to push now!

Lap 17: What a move from Magnussen! Sargeant leaves a slight gap and the Dane steals his spot and is up to P15. 

Lap 15: Alonso comes over the radio to complain of trouble and he's dropped off the pace massively as a result. His team reply saying there's nothing wrong but that drop in pace is interesting. 

Lap 13: It's a disaster for Sainz!! He tried to dive past Ocon coming out of the tunnel but the gap closes and he breaks his wing on the back of the Frenchman's car. 

He hasn't pit just yet but will he be black flagged by the FIA for damage? 

Lap 11: Ocon is proving an absolute bottleneck for all of those behind him. For reference, there's a 12.5 second gap between him and Alonso but there's nine drivers within the same timeframe behind him. 

Lap 9: Verstappen already has a 2.3 second gap over Alonso out in front. The Red Bull man does have the tyre advantage, starting on the mediums compared to the Spanish driver's hards. 

Ocon is subsequently 9.5 seconds adrift behind in his slower Alpine!

Lap 5: For his antics during the first lap, Haas' Nico Hulkenberg has been given a five-second penalty. He smashed Sargeant out of the way and made up four places before being forced to pit with damage. 

Lap 4: It's as you were out infant with Verstappen followed by Alonso, Ocon, Sainz and Hamilton. Replays show the Brit bumped tyres with the Ferrari man but both survive without any damage. 

LIGHTS OUT: It's away we go in Monaco and it's a clean getaway for Verstappen! In fact, it's a clean getaway for everyone at first until we reach the hairpin where a number of drivers make contact. Stroll is perhaps the biggest loser as he was squeezed into the barrier, he has a puncture and is forced to pit. 

Perez is also in to switch to the hard tyres and he'll go until the very end of this race on those tyres! 

2 minutes to lights out: We're off for the formation lap ahead of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. Fasten your seatbelts!

15 minutes to lights out: The drivers are now heading to the front of the grid for the national anthem. 

30 minutes to lights out: The pit lane is open and all of the cars have made their way to the grid for today's race. Not long left until we get underway here and crucially for now, there's no sign of any rain. 

45 minutes to lights out: What of Charles Leclerc's chances of a top three finish today then and a podium during his home race? 

Well, not great after he was given a grid place penalty which saw him drop from P3 to P6 for impeding McLaren's Lando Norris in qualifying. He could still challenge but with Lewis Hamilton just ahead of him, he could be in for a long afternoon here. 

1 hour to lights out: Today's Monaco Grand Prix will be Yuki Tsunoda's 50th F1 race appearance. 

The Japanese driver has been phenomenal for AlphaTauri this season, constantly exceeding expectations by finishing P10 twice and P11 three times so far as his teammate Nyck de Vries continues to languish towards the bottom of the grid most races. 

Tsunoda starts P9 for this race today and will be eyeing up another points finish! 

1 hour and 15 minutes to lights out: So who's the most likely to displace Verstappen around Monaco today then? Well that honour probably falls to Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso who starts this race in P2. 

Just a few weeks ago the Spaniard gave an interview saying that he felt capable of winning a race this season but will that be today around a track where he's previously taken the chequered flag twice during his career? We'll find out soon enough if he can upstage his Red Bull rival and if we get some wet weather thrown into the mix, that could seriously aid the 42 year old's challenge. 

1 hour and 30 minutes to lights out: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News' live coverage of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix taking place this weekend.

Max Verstappen will be hoping to stamp his authority all over the World Drivers' Championship standings here with another victory, though the possible severe weather conditions could make this one a tricky race. 

Monaco Grand Prix 2023 starting grid

Position Driver
1 Max Verstappen
2 Fernando Alonso
3 Esteban Ocon
4 Carlos Sainz
5 Lewis Hamilton
6 Charles Leclerc*
7 Pierre Gasly
8 George Russell
9 Yuki Tsunoda
10 Lando Norris
11 Oscar Piastri
12 Nyck de Vries
13 Alex Albon
14 Lance Stroll
15 Valtteri Bottas
16 Logan Sargeant
17 Kevin Magnussen
18 Nico Hulkenberg
19 Zhou Guanyu
20 Sergio Perez 

* denotes three place grid penalty

What time does the F1 race start?

  • Date: Sunday, May 28
  • Start time: 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 11 p.m. AEDT / 3 p.m. local time

Sunday's 2023 Monaco Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. local time. Lights out will take place just after 2 p.m. BST/9 a.m. ET.

Below is the complete schedule for the weekend's F1 events at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Date Event Time (BST) Time (ET)  Time (AEST)
Friday, May 26 Practice 1 12:30 07:30 21:30
Friday, May 26 Practice 2 16:00 11:00 01:00 (Sat May 20)
Saturday, May 27 Practice 3 11:30 06:30 20:30
Saturday, May 27 Qualifying 15:00 10:00 00:00 (Sun May 21)
Sunday, May 28 Race 14:00 09:00 23:00 

MORE: F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023: Time, schedule, TV channel, live stream for race week

What TV channel is the F1 on?

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV Channel Sky Sports F1 ESPN/ABC TSN (English); RDS (French) Fox Sports

Where can I live stream F1?

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Live Stream NOW TV / Sky Go app ESPN+ fuboTV, TSN Direct Kayo

How to watch Formula 1 in the US

  • TV channel: ABC; ESPN
  • Live stream: FuboTV / Hulu / Sling TV

F1 fans in the USA can catch all the action in 2023 with all 23 races set to be shown live on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. For Spanish-language viewers, they can find live broadcasts on ESPN Deportes, though ESPNews and ESPNU will also show some practice and qualifying sessions live throughout the year.

As well as on the official F1 TV service, the action can be live streamed on Hulu + Live TV with subscriptions. Elsewhere, Sling TV will also show the action, as too will FuboTV in the US.

How to watch Formula 1 in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct

For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language telecast of races. For those looking for the French-language broadcast, RDS will have you covered.

Races can be streamed on fuboTV and via TSN's streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV / Sky Go app

Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2023, you can watch via the Sky Go app if you're an existing subscriber or you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
  • Live stream: Kayo

Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia for the 2023 season.

How to watch Formula 1 in India

  • TV channel: N/A
  • Live stream: F1 TV Pro

No TV broadcast network is currently set to host the action throughout this year in India, though Formula 1 has launched F1 TV Pro in the country for the first time so fans can live stream the action. 

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Nathan Evans is a data editor for The Sporting News.