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Watch the perfect moments from Martin Brundle’s Gridwalks this 2023 Components 1 season

Watch the perfect moments from Martin Brundle’s Gridwalks this 2023 Components 1 season

Driver of the yr: Max Verstappen. Not a lot else to say, is there? A rare marketing campaign from him and Purple Bull.

Chaos of the yr: There are two elements to this award which works to the Dutch Grand Prix. The opening laps when rain got here down and a few drivers pitted for intermediates and obtained a large undercut. Or, the sudden downpour with 10 laps to go as Zhou Guanyu speared into the obstacles and the race was compelled to be purple flagged. It would not sound that loopy from the outline we have simply given, however belief us, it was chaotic! Simply attempt running a blog it.

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Sergio Perez takes benefit of an early first lap pitstop to take the lead in a rain affected Dutch GP

Sergio Perez takes benefit of an early first lap pitstop to take the lead in a rain affected Dutch GP

Climate of the yr: It is not typically you look out of a media centre window and may’t see the observe anymore. A storm in Sao Paulo through the finish of Friday Qualifying brought about the session to return to a halt and Fernando Alonso exclaimed “it is night time time!”

Race of the yr: The Singapore Grand Prix. We aren’t saying this as a result of it is the one one Purple Bull did not win, it was genuinely a thriller to the tip as Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton had a giant four-way scrap for the lead within the closing levels. Russell pushed a bit too onerous although and crashed on the ultimate lap.

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George Russell crashes out on the ultimate lap of an exciting Singapore Grand Prix as Carlos Sainz holds on to win, with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton finishing the highest three

George Russell crashes out on the ultimate lap of an exciting Singapore Grand Prix as Carlos Sainz holds on to win, with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton finishing the highest three

Grid stroll second of the yr: Air guitar anybody? Machine Gun Kelly was eager to see Martin’s collaborate with him on the grid in Sao Paulo. Understandably, for the treasure that’s Martin, he declined and Machine Gun Kelly gave the digicam a thumbs down.

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A basic Martin Brundle gridwalk second with artist Machine Gun Kelly on the Sao Paulo Grand Prix

A basic Martin Brundle gridwalk second with artist Machine Gun Kelly on the Sao Paulo Grand Prix

Dramatic end of the yr: 42 years outdated? Age would not matter in the event you’re Fernando Alonso and he brilliantly took third place on the Sao Paulo Grand Prix after re-passing Sergio Perez on the ultimate lap earlier than holding him off on the line by 0.053s.

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Journey on board with Fernando Alonso as he takes on Sergio Perez in an epic battle to seal a podium place in Brazil

Journey on board with Fernando Alonso as he takes on Sergio Perez in an epic battle to seal a podium place in Brazil

Achievement of the yr: Ten wins on the spin is a few going. Verstappen was unbeatable from Could’s Miami Grand Prix to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in September.

It is actually not AI picture of the yr: Toto and Christian. Sincere, it is actual!

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Calendar of the yr: Valtteri Bottas’. Sufficient mentioned. Gross sales of the cheeky 2024 providing raised a really spectacular £119,000 for Movember too.

Yodeling of the yr: Just one winner right here and that is our very personal Craig Slater. Yodeling is a giant custom in Austria and it was solely proper that Craig had a go himself, or perhaps not…

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Forward of the Austrian Grand Prix, Sky Sports activities’ Craig Slater takes on some yodelling classes whereas in Austria

Forward of the Austrian Grand Prix, Sky Sports activities’ Craig Slater takes on some yodelling classes whereas in Austria

Hardest race of the yr: A flat-out race in Qatar, attributable to limits on tyre stints, and the high-speed observe led to an enormous problem for the drivers. Esteban Ocon threw up in his helmet and Logan Sargeant could not end the race. Fortunately, Qatar will happen in December subsequent yr, so it needs to be barely cooler.

Style of the yr: We’re not speaking about Ted Kravitz’s shorts and sandals, however we’re on about an unbuttoned orange shirt and leather-based trousers when he met Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu in London.

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Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz meets Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu in London as they go to the health club, discuss vogue and eat meals!

Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz meets Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu in London as they go to the health club, discuss vogue and eat meals!

Rookie of the yr: You might argue Liam Lawson for this however Oscar Piastri was fairly good as nicely, significantly as McLaren team-mate Norris has develop into one of the extremely rated F1 drivers on the grid. A Dash win in Qatar was the spotlight for Piastri and it is going to be fascinating to see how he will get on in 2024.

Hearsay of the yr: No, not whether or not or not Lewis Hamilton was going to Ferrari, however whether or not Fernando Alonso was courting Taylor Swift. By no means has a again catalogue of songs been quoted so regularly within the house of 4 days as was the case in Baku.

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Sky F1’s commentary staff had been in nice kind in Azerbaijan, making repeated references to rumours that Fernando Alonso has been courting Taylor Swift

Sky F1’s commentary staff had been in nice kind in Azerbaijan, making repeated references to rumours that Fernando Alonso has been courting Taylor Swift

Qualifying of the yr: Monaco fairly actually was qualifying of the yr – though we have had some nice ones in 2023 – however the drama of Verstappen brushing the obstacles within the closing sector to steal pole from Alonso was breathtaking.

Shock of the yr: Hamilton pipped Verstappen to pole place by 0.003s on the Hungaroring to finish his pole-less run. It was a superb lap from Hamilton, even with a bit extensive second on the closing nook.

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Watch Lewis Hamilton’s pole lap in full as he makes it a report ninth on the Hungaroring

Watch Lewis Hamilton’s pole lap in full as he makes it a report ninth on the Hungaroring

Opener of the yr: How will you not love a little bit of Richard Ashcroft and his iconic ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ forward of the British Grand Prix. Norris and Hamilton had been on the rostrum too at Silverstone which was a superb second.

Photographer of the yr: One other Martin second for you. This time on the Monaco Grand Prix when MB went as much as interview an 89-year-old photographer, who loved the dialog a lot that she requested for his card!

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Martin Brundle meets an 89-year-old photographer and the outcomes are hilarious!

Martin Brundle meets an 89-year-old photographer and the outcomes are hilarious!

Large variety of the yr: That will be the 1,200+ incidents of observe restrict breaches reviewed by stewards within the 71-lap Austrian GP. That labored out at 17 a lap!

Not taking no for a solution of the yr: Stewart, Federer, safety, and Martin’s Miami GP Grid Stroll.

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Sir Jackie Stewart defies safety guards (and George Russell) to seize Roger Federer to make him converse to Martin Brundle…

Sir Jackie Stewart defies safety guards (and George Russell) to seize Roger Federer to make him converse to Martin Brundle…

Overtake of the yr: Leclerc threw all the pieces on the Purple Bulls in Vegas and caught Perez without warning on the final lap into the ultimate braking zone. From a long way again, growth, Leclerc chucked his Ferrari in there and superbly obtained the automotive stopped to take second place.

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Journey onboard with Charles Leclerc as he claims second place for Ferrari on the Las Vegas GP with a late lunge on Sergio Perez’s Purple Bull

Journey onboard with Charles Leclerc as he claims second place for Ferrari on the Las Vegas GP with a late lunge on Sergio Perez’s Purple Bull

Saga of the yr: Andretti’s bid to enter F1. The end result of which remains to be to be resolved.

Trophy smash of the yr: Norris’ trademark celebration of slamming the champagne on the bottom in Hungary did not fairly go proper as he knocked over Verstappen’s successful trophy. The $45,000 trophy was changed fortunately and it is honest to say Norris was extra cautious in future podiums through the season.

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Watch essentially the most viral moments so removed from the 2023 Components 1 season

Watch essentially the most viral moments so removed from the 2023 Components 1 season

Verstappen and GP second of the yr: We loved this nearly married couple relationship all through the season and the perfect of it in all probability got here in Belgium qualifying when Verstappen scraped into Q3. Verstappen wasn’t glad about his preparation laps – s*** execution” was how he bluntly described them – and Gianpiero Lambiase, his race engineer, fired again. Verstappen apologised as he inevitably then topped the ultimate stage.

Nationwide anthem of the yr: Antoine Delie’s various Belgium nationwide anthem efficiency was fairly one thing. Nevertheless, it did seem like Alonso and Russell had been making an attempt to not chortle!

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Antoine Delie sings the nationwide anthem on the Belgian Grand Prix

Antoine Delie sings the nationwide anthem on the Belgian Grand Prix

Podium of the yr: Canada, the place a number of champions Verstappen, Alonso and Hamilton had been joined by multiple-title-winning designer Adrian Newey. You wanted a calculator to work out the mixed variety of world titles.

Mistaken climate forecast of the yr: Solely George Russell thought it was raining on the Spanish Grand Prix. It turned out simply to be sweat on the within of his visor as an alternative.

Announcement of the yr: Now we’re not speaking a couple of piece of reports right here however an precise announcement. Well-known sports activities announcer Bruce Buffer shouted “Sergio Checo Perez” proper within the driver’s face forward of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. To make it worse, Perez appeared to assume he was going to be interviewed, so stood subsequent to Buffer for 20 awkward seconds.

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Sergio Perez was handled to a particular introduction from UFC’s Bruce Buffer forward of the Las Vegas GP

Sergio Perez was handled to a particular introduction from UFC’s Bruce Buffer forward of the Las Vegas GP

Shock exits of the yr: Nothing fairly compares to the triple departures introduced by Alpine on the Friday of the Belgian GP. Staff boss Otmar Szafnauer and long-serving sporting director Alan Permane had been out on the finish of that very weekend, whereas Pat Fry was headed to Williams.

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