Round 5- F1 GFT AI Driver Rankings: Red Bull sweeps Miami GP, Verstappen wins and extends lead

Bob Francis - Go Full Throttle
2 min readMay 8, 2023

7 May 2023
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

MIAMI, FL — F1 World Champion Max Verstappen put on a clinic Sunday, driving from a P9 starting position to win the Miami GP with pole sitter and teammate Sergio Perez finishing P2 for another Red Bull Racing sweep. 5 races in the 2023 F1 season and Red Bull have won all of them- Verstappen 3 and Perez 2. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso has finished 3rd in 4 of the races to establish a solid P3 in the Driver Points and in the GFT Driver Rankings.

Formula 1 GFT AI Driver Rankings after Round 5— Miami GP (Image: GFT Digital / gofullthrottle.net)

7x F1 CHAMPION FINDS A WAY
After yet another dreadful qualifying session in Miami, 7x Champion Lewis Hamilton managed to race his way from P13 to a 6th place finish and hold on to P4 in both F1 Driver Points and in our GFT F1 AI Driver Ranking. Absolute determination and focus in a car that can’t compete with Red Bull, or Aston Martin (Alsonso) nor Ferrari (Sainz). An Amazing drive by Hamilton as well as teammate Russell who qualified well and held position throughout for a 4th place finish.

Verstappen overcomes a P9 starting spot to win the Miami GP (Image- Red Bull Racing)
Verstappen and Perez celebrate another Red Bull 1–2 finish at the Miami GP (Image- Red Bull Racing)
Verstappen collects his 3rd win of 2023 at the Miami GP (Image- Red Bull Racing)
Fernando Alonso finished P3 yet again joining Red Bull on the podium at the Miami GP (Image- Red Bull Racing)

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Imola — or the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari as it’s been known since 1988 — had its foundation stone laid in March 1950. It was ready for testing by October 1952, while racing began at the circuit in 1953. (Image: formula1.com)

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