The final race of the 2023 F1 season concluded with Max Verstappen winning in dominant fashion. Verstappen emerged as the star of the season, securing 19 race wins out of 22, including four sprint race wins, giving him a staggering 82% win ratio across both normal and sprint races. Verstappen set numerous records during the season, solidifying his status as an icon of the sport. Mercedes also demonstrated consistent performance throughout the season, securing the runner-up spot in the Constructors’ Championship. Charles Leclerc’s strategic decision during the final laps of the race showcased his potential and Ferrari’s need for better strategy in the future. Additionally, Lewis Hamilton’s rumored talks with Red Bull and Ferrari added intrigue to the pre-race buzz. The race in Abu Dhabi set a new record as it marked the 12th time the circuit hosted the final race of the season. Overall, congratulations to Yas Marina Circuit for the milestone, and stay tuned for one final edition of the F1 talking points for this season.