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THE STRATEGIST: Bernie Collins picks out her top 5 best strategy calls from the 2023 season

Former Aston Martin Head of Race Strategy

Bernie Collins
Ferrari's Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr makes a pit stop during the Saudi Arabia Formula One Grand

The curtain has fallen on another Formula 1 season, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing enjoying a crushingly dominant season. And while the drivers and teams are all winding down after a hard year’s racing, we asked former Aston Martin strategist Bernie Collins to pick out her top five strategy calls from the 2023 season. Here’s what she came up with, in reverse order…

5. Norris’ nine-place undercut at Spa

The Spa Sprint race weekend was almost entirely wet until Sunday. Both McLaren drivers ran a higher downforce rear wing which had benefits in the wet conditions earlier in the weekend but made racing incredibly difficult when it dried up.


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