2023’s Best F1 Driver Selected by Palmer: Most Impressive Performance

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer praised Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing for their dominant performances in the 2023 Formula 1 season, stating that Verstappen was the best driver of the year and Red Bull was the best team.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen was considered the best driver of the 2023 Formula 1 season, according to former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer.
‣ Verstappen’s performance was praised for his skill, consistency, and ability to handle difficult situations with ease.
‣ Red Bull Racing, Verstappen’s team, was also highly praised and considered the best team of the year.
‣ Red Bull Racing’s success was attributed to their relentless performance, strategic prowess, superior pitstops, and the dominance of their RB19 vehicle.


Max Verstappen’s 2023 Formula 1 season was a sight to behold. He and Red Bull Racing were the stars of the show. Ex-F1 driver, Jolyon Palmer, thinks it’s clear as day. Verstappen was the standout driver, no contest.

Palmer’s Applause for Verstappen and Red Bull

Palmer, in his F1.com analysis, couldn’t help but gush over Verstappen’s season. He placed him firmly at the top. “No doubts here,” he said. “Verstappen’s season was flawless. He’s crushed the competition so thoroughly, they’ve given up fighting.”

Palmer didn’t stop there. “Verstappen’s skill and consistency were mind-blowing,” he continued. “He handled tough situations like a pro. Rainy Monaco and Zandvoort on slick tyres? No problem. Wet qualifying sessions in Montreal? Easy. You’d think his winning streak might falter, but with Max, it never seemed likely.”

Red Bull also earned Palmer’s praise. He hailed Christian Horner’s team as the year’s best. “No doubts here either,” he said. “Red Bull was unstoppable this season. Sure, they had the best driver. But they also had rock-solid reliability on Sundays.”

Palmer went on. “Their strategy is always on point. Their pitstops? Still the best in the business. Combine that with the powerhouse RB19, and it’s no surprise they nearly had a perfect season. It’s simply mind-boggling,” he concluded.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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