Max Verstappen crowns phenomenal season with third world title after chaotic sprint race in Qatar.
A slider from Sergio Pérez ensured the final verdict.
The Mexican became stranded in the desert gravel and the 2023 World Championship finally came to a decisive end.
Max Verstappen didn’t even have to win the sprint race himself, Oscar Piastri stayed ahead of the Dutchman after three safety car situations to race to his third championship in style.
It was only the last hurdle that Verstappen had to overcome to achieve three championships.
On the current standing, only Lewis Hamilton (7 titles) has three consecutive titles, Verstappen now sits next to Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Jackie Stewart and Ayrton Senna.
Hamilton and Michael Schumacher (both 7) are above him, but Juan Manuel Fangio (5) and Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost (both 4) are closer to him.