Max Verstappen has been nothing short of an F1 genius since the last season. He won 15 races and scored 454 points in 2022. It was a record in itself. But then the Dutchman planned to better it the next year. That’s exactly what he is going for in 2023. After 12 races this season, Max has grabbed ten wins and eight in a row. Everybody in the F1 grid knows that Red Bull has got the fastest car. But even then, it is safe to say that without Max Verstappen driving one of those RB19 cars, Red Bull could never really enjoy their current dominance. The Dutchman never stops ceasing to enjoy his dominance.
In fact, he is willing to take it to another level. Max Verstappen is enjoying a huge lead over the other drivers, even from his teammate in second place. Moreover, Verstappen has broken many records already this season. He surpassed the winning tally of Ayrton Senna. On top of that, he helped Red Bull cross the 100 race win mark and helped Adrian Newey cross his 200th race win. Already, Max Verstappen has a career total of 45 race wins. Currently, the F1 sport is under the mandatory summer break. But after it resumes, the Dutchman will have plenty more records to break.
1. Most Wins In A Season
Max Verstappen already holds this record. He won 15 races last season. The Dutchman broke the records of Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. Both German drivers had 13 race wins in a single season. That was the previous most wins in a season record. However, in 2023, Max has won 10 already after 12 Grands Prix. There are 10 more to go in 2023. He has a good chance of being the first driver to get to 20 race wins in a season.
2. Max Verstappen Can Get To Championship Lead Record
Currently, this record belongs to the great Michael Schumacher. The great German achieved this incredible feat in 2002 when he held the championship lead for 37 races in a row. It was the time when Ferrari used to rule the F1 world. But today, it is Red Bull and Max Verstappen. If the Dutchman wins his third title without giving up on the championship lead this season, he can hold the lead for 39 races in a row. Hence, he would break another Michael Schumacher’s record.
3. Max Verstappen Can Break Ascari’s Record For Most Wins As A Percentage
This record goes back to 1952, Alberto Ascari had an incredible win percentage of 75%. Michael Schumacher came close with 72.22% in his phenomenal 2004 season. But still, the record belongs to Ascari. But Max Verstappen has a good chance to break that record this season. Currently, he has 83.3 win percent. If he remains unbeaten after the end of the season, he will have 90.91%. Then nobody can deny that he is one of the all-time greats at just 25.
4. Most Consecutive Wins
Currently, this record belongs to Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, Vettel won his fourth consecutive Driver’s World Championship. That year, he won 9 races in a row. It seemed unbeatable then. But Max Verstappen has a great chance to break that record in 2023. He has already won 8 in a row. All he needs is just two more consecutive wins. Then he will achieve this great feat too.
5. Most Championship Points In A Season
This record already belongs to Max Verstappen. He secured 454 points last season. After all, he won 15 races in 2022. But with 10 more races remaining, he can get to five more race wins than last year. Moreover, the Dutchman will eventually gain more points in the process.