“This is what racing should be” – Leclerc reviews "on the limit" Sainz duel
The Red Bull drivers, Sainz and Leclerc, had an intense battle for the final podium spot, with close contact and near misses. Sainz managed to hold onto the position and achieved his first F1 podium of 2023. Leclerc described the race as reminiscent of their karting days, full of thrilling and on-the-edge moments. Sainz enjoyed the tough racing and praised Leclerc’s skills, acknowledging the fun they had on the track. The team boss, Vasseur, admitted it was a strange feeling to see his drivers fight so hard but praised their performance and stated that they would discuss it later.