Max Verstappen has been in a class of his own this year in Formula 1. The numbers confirm the 26-year-old Dutchman’s unprecedented dominance in the most important category in motorsport. He now has the highest win percentage in a season (86%), most wins in a season (19) and most laps led in a season (1,003). But there is much more than that…
Not only did he win three races, his Red Bull-Honda teammate Sergio Perez also won the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia and the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan; Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari) won the Singapore Grand Prix. Only once was Verstappen not on the podium. Limburger has been the World Cup leader since the first race and has never relinquished pole position.
Never before has a Formula 1 driver driven such a large proportion of laps in a single season (75%). He won ten races in a row. Won twelve pole positions in 2023; He had a string of 16 pole wins. No one has ever averaged a higher number of points in a season (13.98).
The gap between No. 1 and No. 2 in the World Cup standings was not very large (290 points). He has been at the top of the World Championship standings for 39 consecutive races. He has already scored 1,004 consecutive points without going out of points. For 15 consecutive races, he has finished at least second in a Sunday race.
Verstappen has scored hat-tricks six times (pole, sprint win and grand prix win in the same race on the same weekend); He even won a race in which he stopped six times. No driver has ever secured the World Championship title with six races to go, and above all: Max Verstappen is the only Formula 1 driver to have won three races in the same country (the United States) in a single season.
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