In F1 23, not all car builders are just as good. Here are the builders who stand out from the rest.
In F1 23, it’s just as important for the car builders as it is for the drivers to win races. No matter how skilled and talented a Formula 1 driver is, he or she will never be able to reach their full potential if they don’t have the right equipment. Each season, a number of new technical rules are put in place to try to level the playing field. However, because each team has a different budget and different levels of staff, the same teams often come out on top year after year.
Some of the names will be known to car and sports fans all over the world, but others may need more explanation. The team names have stayed the same for the last two seasons, but the cars have changed a lot in terms of how well they run.
Alpha Tauri is a fashion brand, but most people know them as the team that feeds into Red Bull. Young drivers like Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly can get some Formula 1 practice there before moving up to the front of the pack. But when Gasly left for Alpine, the team looked for a new driver and found Nyck De Vries.
In De Vries’s first season, his car seems to be in worse shape than ever before, and it often doesn’t make it into the top 15. Players who want a real challenge might try to move this team from the back of the grid to the front. However, the team is likely to start out worse than most of the other teams at the back.
During the 1990s, the Williams team was one of the best in Formula 1. However, in the last few decades, they haven’t done much in the top levels of racing. Putting their trust in Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, Williams has become something of a development team for Mercedes, similar to how Alpha Tauri is for Red Bull.
The Williams’s best feature is its straight-line speed, which lets it do well on tracks like Canada, Silverstone, and Spa. Unfortunately, the car is weak in most other ways, and it will be hard to get the builders back to where they used to be.
Haas has been in the back of the pack for the past few seasons, but their cars have been getting better and better each year, and this year they have a car that can sometimes score points. The American team is still not where they’d like to be, but Haas is no longer several seconds behind the rest of the pack in every race.
Gunther Steiner, who is everyone’s favorite Team Principal, chose Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg, two experienced drivers, to replace Mick Schumacher, a young driver who had been in a lot of accidents in the past. This decision was met with a lot of controversy. So far, the decision seems to be moving Haas in the right way as they try to become a competitive mid-field car.
Formula 1 fans have known about the Sauber team, which is sponsored by Alfa Romeo, for a long time. Audi wants to take over Sauber by 2026. So the team is in a bit of a holding pattern right now. This is mirrored in the team’s average performance on the track.
Because the team has both the experienced Valtteri Bottas and the up-and-coming Chinese youngster Guanyu Zhou, they can often be a threat to the bottom of the points. Their engine is made by Ferrari, which gives them an edge over Williams and Haas and sometimes lets them race further up the field.
The famous McLaren name used to be associated with winning when drivers like Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna were in charge. However, the team has gone through a lot of changes since then. And Ricciardo is the only driver to win in the last 11 years.
Even though Lando Norris is a bright young driver and Oscar Piastri is a rookie. It doesn’t look like they will be enough this year either. The car is doing much worse than expected for the 2023 season. Still, the car has a good qualifying speed and can compete with Mercedes and Ferrari. Especially with Lando behind the wheel.
Since moving to Formula 1 in 2021, when it was driven by Renault. The Alpine has always been on the edge of the podium. In 2023, the car keeps going in this direction. But it gets farther away from the other mid-field teams than it did in earlier years.
Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, two French racers, seem to do best with the Alpine on tight, winding tracks with a lot of downforce, like Australia, Monaco, and Singapore. Gasly is a new member of the team, but both drivers have been in competitions before. If Alpine can keep up their current performance for the rest of the season. They will be pushed to do even better.
When Aston Martin first joined Formula 1 in 2021 with the help of a Mercedes engine. There was a lot of buzz and excitement. The team Lawrence Stroll co-owns, which used to be called Racing Point, never quite lived up to promises. In the first two years, Sebastian Vettel was the only driver to finish on the podium. After getting Fernando Alonso for 2023, the team seems to have been given a new lease on life and is now more competitive than ever in its pursuit of top finishes and race wins.
Aston Martin is usually in the top six and often on the podium. They just need to keep going in the same direction to join the bigger teams that have been in the front field for decades.
After winning the World Championship for seven straight years. Red Bull and Max Verstappen beat them on the last lap of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Now, the Silver Arrows are the third-best team on the grid, which feels like a big step back. Even though their 2022 car is a little bit better, the Mercedes W12 is still a little bit behind. Despite this, it can often challenge Ferrari for finishing spots.
Mercedes is a team to keep an eye on during the 2023 season. With the experience of Lewis Hamilton and the raw talent of young George Russell. It seems like it will only be a matter of time before their performances get better and they can start competing for race wins again.
In the past few years, Ferrari has had a hard time getting back to where they were when Michael Schumacher led them to five straight World Championships in the early 2000s. Last season, they blew their chance to win the championship with a series of funny planning mistakes. But the car seemed to be on par with Red Bull despite these problems.
Now, the car is a little slower than it used to be. But the team is still the clear second-best at most race weekends. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are two of the best drivers on the track. So the “Prancing Horse” is almost the only team that can fight Red Bull for race wins and podium spots.
Red Bull is by far the most powerful team in Formula 1 in 2023. They have won the World Championship twice in a row. Since both Red Bull cars have already won every Grand Prix race so far. It seems like the only thing that can stop them is each other.
Max Verstappen is without a question the fastest driver on the grid. But Checo Perez, who drives for the same team, is not to be overlooked. Most of the time, he will be in the top three. When it comes to winning races straight, Red Bull is the best choice for Happy Wheels players who want to win every race or have a great career mode.
F1 23 can be played on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.