The Formula One season is coming to a close following an exciting Las Vegas Grand Prix. The final drivers' leaderboard is starting to take shape as teams prepare for one more race in Abu Dhabi.
Max Verstappen battled off a penalty and a collision with George Russell to win the penultimate race of the season. The Dutchman's triumph was his 18th of 2023, with Charles Leclerc unable to hold off the Red Bull ace.
It was another disappointing weekend for Mercedes. After key figures from the Silver Arrows spent the fortnight following their terrible Brazilian Grand Prix display complaining about their car, Lewis Hamilton and Russell finished seventh and eighth respectively in Las Vegas.
The result did, however, see Hamilton cement his position in third in the Drivers' World Championship, meaning he is obliged to attend the FIA gala award ceremony at the end of the year or face a punishment if he skips it again having snubbed the previous two editions.
Verstappen, meanwhile, got pulled up by his father Jos for comments he made about the Las Vegas Grand Prix following some intense criticism of the Red Bull driver, which will no doubt somewhat have spoiled his weekend.
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