As Red Bull seek their fifth win in 2023, Sargeant competes on home soil for the first time and Verstappen looks to extend his points-scoring streak. Here are the milestones and the records which could be broken at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix!
THE 2023 MIAMI GRAND PRIX MILESTONES
The 2023 Miami Grand Prix will be the 1,085th World Championship event in Formula 1 history.
This will be the 74th time that Formula 1 has raced in the United States. It will be the second Miami Grand Prix held at Miami International Autodrome.
Lando Norris makes his 87th start with McLaren this weekend, overtaking Denny Hulme as the driver to have made the ninth most starts with the team.
The 2023 Miami Grand Prix will be the 400th round of the World Championship at which McLaren have raced with Mercedes engines.
The 43rd lap of the 2023 Miami Grand Prix will be the 100th Grand Prix racing lap to take place at Miami International Autodrome.
This will be the sixth round of the World Championship to be held on May 7. The last race held on this date was the 2006 European Grand Prix. It’s the first time that a race on this date has been held outside of Europe.
SARGEANT ON HOME SOIL
This weekend, Logan Sargeant will become the first American driver to race on home soil since Alexander Rossi raced at COTA in the 2015 United States Grand Prix.
If Logan Sargeant picks up two points this weekend, the United States would become the tenth nation to have scored 1,000 points in Formula 1. American drivers have been stuck on 998 points since the 1993 Italian Grand Prix, when Michael Andretti scored the last points of his career with a podium finish for McLaren.
A points finish for Logan Sargeant would make him the first American driver to score on home soil since Eddie Cheever at the 1989 United States Grand Prix.
FIFTH WIN IN A ROW FOR RED BULL?
If Red Bull take victory in the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, this would be the first time since 2019 that a team has won all of the first five races of the year. It would be the seventh time that a team have achieved the feat in Formula 1 history and the first time that Red Bull have done so.
Victory for Max Verstappen at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix would see him equal Sebastian Vettel as the driver who has recorded the most wins with Red Bull. It would also put him equal-third in the list of most F1 wins with a single team.
If Max Verstappen leads 37 laps of the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, he will become the seventh driver to have led 2,000 Grand Prix laps in Formula 1.
Max Verstappen has scored at all of the last 23 races. Another top ten finish at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix will see him equal the longest points scoring streak of Michael Schumacher’s career. It would put him joint fourth in the all-time list of F1’s longest points scoring streaks. Verstappen has scored in every race since the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Should Max Verstappen out-score Fernando Alonso by 17 points over the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend, he’ll overtake him for third place on the list of most points scored in Formula 1.
Having already won the Saudi Arabian and Singapore Grands Prix, one more victory for Sergio Perez in 2023 would make this the first season in which he has won three Grands Prix in a single year.
THE FORMULA 1 RECORDS TO BREAK
Pole position for Charles Leclerc at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix would make this the 17th time that a driver has secured pole in each of the first two races at a new venue.
Victory for Max Verstappen at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix would make this the 18th time that a driver has won each of the first two Grands Prix at a new venue.
If Lewis Hamilton wins the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, he will become the first driver to have won at 32 different circuits in Formula 1, extending his record for the most tracks at which a driver has taken victory.
Should Yuki Tsunoda finish in the top ten at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, it would be the first time in his career that he has scored at three consecutive race weekends.
If Fernando Alonso wins any race this season, he will become the oldest driver to win a Grand Prix since Jack Brabham at the 1970 South African Grand Prix. Brabham won that race at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 5 days.
A podium finish for either Ferrari driver will make the team the first to record 800 podium finishes in Formula 1.
Spain can overtake Austria for ninth in the list of most podiums for a nation in Formula 1. Austrian drivers have recorded 118 top three finishes, as have Spanish drivers. Spain will overtake Austria if Fernando Alonso or Carlos Sainz stand on the podium.
If Lance Stroll scores 15 or more points this weekend, he’ll overtake Jacques Villeneuve as the Canadian driver to have scored the most points in Formula 1.
If Fernando Alonso lines up fifth on the grid, he will equal Kimi Raikkonen as the driver to have lined up fifth on the grid on the most occasions in Formula 1. Raikkonen started fifth on 39 occasions during his career.
A fifth place finish for Fernando Alonso in the 2023 Australian Grand Prix would see him equal Jenson Button for the most fifth place finishes in Formula 1. Button finished fifth on 27 occasions during his career.
Should both Haas drivers be eliminated in Q1, Haas will reach 100 Q1 exits since joining Formula 1 in 2016.
A points finish for Valtteri Bottas at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix would see Finland overtake Italy as the nation to have scored in the fifth most F1 races. Both nations have scored points in 417 races to date.
A podium finish for Lando Norris or Oscar Piastri would make 2023 the 50th season in which a McLaren driver has finished on the podium.
If a British driver takes pole position at any race in 2023, it would be the 20th consecutive season in which a British driver has taken pole. It would be a new record for most consecutive seasons in which a nation has taken a pole position, overtaking Britain’s long-standing record of 19 seasons with a pole position between 1955 and 1973.
An eighth place finish for Nico Hulkenberg or Carlos Sainz would see them equal Jenson Button as the driver with the most eighth place finishes in Formula 1. Button recorded his 20th and final eighth place finish at the 2016 German Grand Prix.
If Nico Hulkenberg lines up seventh on the grid, he’ll equal Fernando Alonso for most seventh places on the grid. Alonso could extend the record to 27.
A 14th place finish for Lance Stroll would see him set a new record for the most 14th place finishes in Formula 1. He currently shares the record with Pastor Maldonado.
2023 MIAMI GRAND PRIX: RECORDS TO BREAK
As the 2023 Miami Grand Prix is the second race at Miami International Autodrome all of the circuit’s existing records could be equalled or broken this weekend!
HAMILTON SEARCHES FOR FIRST VICTORY SINCE 2021
Victory for Lewis Hamilton would see car number 44 equal car number 2 as the car number to have taken the third most wins in Formula 1.
A victory for Lewis Hamilton at any race in 2023 would see him move into the top 20 of the oldest drivers to win a Grand Prix in Formula 1. He would overtake Damon Hill as the third-oldest British driver to have won a Grand Prix.
If Lewis Hamilton wins any race this year, he’ll overtake Kimi Raikkonen as the driver to have had the longest gap between his first and last Grand Prix victories. He’d also be the first driver to have won after the 300th race of his career. Fernando Alonso would break the record if he were to take victory.
A victory for Lewis Hamilton would make him the first driver to have won in 16 different Formula 1 seasons. 2022 is the only season during his career in which Hamilton has not taken a victory.
WILL MERCEDES BE BACK IN THE FIGHT?
A victory for Mercedes would make 2023 the 12th consecutive season in which the team has won a race. They would be only the third team to win in 12 consecutive seasons, after Ferrari (1994-2013) and McLaren (1981-1993).
Pole position for Mercedes would see them become only the second team, after Ferrari between 1994 and 2008, to have taken pole positions in 12 consecutive seasons.
Victory for a Mercedes-powered car would see them become only the third engine manufacturer to have won in 17 consecutive Formula 1 seasons. The only other manufacturers to have done so are Ferrari (20 seasons, between 1994-2013) and Ford Cosworth (17 seasons, between 1967-1983).
A fastest lap for a Mercedes-powered car would see them become the second engine manufacturer to have powered 200 fastest laps in Formula 1. Ferrari are the only other engine manufacturer to have reached the milestone, having done so at the 2007 European Grand Prix.
If three Mercedes-powered cars finish on the podium, Mercedes will equal Renault’s record tally of seventeen podium lockouts for an engine manufacturer.